I am between two thong sandals - love those - or and there is of course always the option NOT to buy.... haha. anyway, so it is either a slightly used luxury brand pair or a new non-designer (kwim?) one. they are both metallics, although slightly different. the first one is very different to my other thong sandals, the second typically my style. oh, and the first one might work out cheaper. what I keep thinking is that the luxury brand will hold up longer, but is that just me being snobby?