I've always been of the opinion that it's wiser to spend a bit more money on a single pair of shoes and then keep them around for several years. They're usually more comfortable than cheaper brands, almost always last longer, and look nicer in general. My wife, by contrast, often purchases shoes that will only last for three or four months, and they usually suck. They are, however, much cheaper, and every now and then a pair flukes through and lasts a lot longer than expected. I don't know if that's luck or just odds at play. What's your opinion? One pair of expensive footwear or lots of pairs of cheapies?