Shoe Déjà Vu: Abaeté For Payless vs. Topshop

So, up for debate are two classic slouchy boots, a favourite for seasons past and seasons to come.  On the left we have the Dream Update boot by Topshop at $145 US.  On the right, the Mirabelle boot by Abaeté for Payless for $55 US.

Though the design of the two boots make them almost identical (aside from the studs of course); their price and construction materials set them miles apart.  While Topshop creates with real leathers (and their Dream boot is no exception), Payless does not.  The Mirabelle is constructed entirely of a suede feel-alike; and has a leather out sole only.

We know leather wears better than faux leather of faux suede; but I wonder if that will be enough to sway the current penny conscious shopper.

Would you sacrifice long term wear to have a 67% price cut?


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