I bought the pair on the right in college - I think more than 5 years ago. Those things have been to Mexico, all over the Caribbean, to football games, to class, to church, to bars, they've been casual and dressy, and I think that one on the right has a darker spot on it than the one on the left becuase I stubbed my toe and bled ALL over the damn shoes. And didn't get rid of them. Because they're that often. If you look really closely, you can see that my friend KTO's cat almost chewed through one of the straps. 3 years ago.
They started to really go downhill two years ago, and they were so bad that I didn't wear them last summer, but I couldn't get rid of them.
So today, on the commute home, the girl I carpool with suggested that we stop at DSW. And I got 3 pairs of shoes for $62, including one for $10 (and a total savings of $127.14. I just love it when my total savings is almost twice what I paid AND more than $100.), and this replacement pair for $24.
It still makes me sad to throw away the old pair, but I think that the new ones are pretty darn cute.
And maybe they'll last me 5 years, too.