The price is actually not that important. What you get for the price is important and how long it lasts (as long as you can afford it without major impact on your budget).
For example you say 250$ is expensive but my VF4% training pair has 960 miles and counting. So it's at only about 0.26$ per mile now and still doing absolutely ok. If you buy cheaper shoes at say 100$ and rotate them after 400 miles you've spent the same amount as me per mile but most probably my training runs have felt fantastic but I'm not sure about yours.
Cest ridicule! wrote:
So you admit these sneakers are almost 2x the cost of a ferrari then. I think we're on the same page.
They are indeed ridiculously expensive but they are an amazingly good marathon shoe - if not the best. If they indeed are the best marathon shoes out there and I can afford them, why would I not buy them?
What is your upper limit? Would you spend $500 on them? $1000? I'm guessing if you could afford $250 sneakers you could also afford $500 sneakers or maybe even $1000. What are you willing to pay for running shoes?