Rick is not cheap, in fact he’s so bloody overpriced sometimes I hate that I love him (by that I mean his clothes). But thanks to the internet, crafty designers are now able to re-interpret his works to give us the watered down versions. Granted they’re not made of the same high quality fabrics, and often not as interesting, but you know, that’s where our creativity comes in. The only thing I can’t forgo though, is his shoes. In fact, I just can’t bring myself to buy any inspired versions of designer footwear. There’s a reason why designer shoes are expensive and not easily replicated. Innovation, research and developments cost a big chunk of money to make sure the shoes don’t collapse under our weight and look good at the same time. Not only that, the replicas tend to look so out of proportion that they cease being flattering (case in point, JC Litas vs Charles Anastase).
Ultimately though, it is up to us the consumers who make the judgement whether a pair of shoes is indeed worth its price tag. While some brands command high prices just because they can, some shoes are worth saving up for. So you know, if you ever think of buying a pair of Rick’s boots, DO IT, don’t care if it’s through Ebay or Yoox or, if you’re a trust fund kid, at full price. It’s worth going without five pairs of mediocre shoes.