My younger sister was recently gifted a pair of Ferragamo Varina flats for her 21st birthday (kids these days, such sophisticates!). And sisters share, so I've been generously allowed to where them whenever I want.
They are remarkably versatile, and after the first wearing, the unbearable stiffness of the shoes wore off and they're now shocking cushy. They make my tree roots feet look shapely and graceful, and unlike most flats, they somehow look polished no matter what, making smart enough for workplaces.
I've never spent too much money on shoes - always less than S$200, which is slightly less than a third of what these cost. Shoes fall apart pretty fast, especially when I only rotate around three pairs of flats, and paying S$700 for one pair seems far far far too extravagant for me.
But these are classic, quality, so so pretty. I would probably have less need for other shoes with these, no? Classic case of whether to spent lots of money on one fantastic thing, or on several good things.
It's a good thing my sister got these, so we get to "test drive"them to see if they are worth the money!