Add me to the list of people who will never give up my crocs; you will never understand until you wear a pair for a full day on your feet! Believe me, as cheap as I am, no way would I pay $30 or more for rubber shoes if they didn't perform as advertised. I did get one pair of off brand, but they weren't quite as comfortable.
Rattus...you paid $275 for a purse? I know, I know, everyone else can start laughing at me now. I understand that a "good' one might cost that much or more; I also know that means I have no desire to own one!