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Take shoes for example: After I passed a certain age, walking in cheap sandals leaves me in agony. I found a couple of foreign brands whose sandals have good support and work well for me. These brands are very expensive to purchase--but they last a long time and can be repaired.

Another type of shoe I once tried to 'cheap out' on is cycle shoes. Since the cycle shoes were only going to be worn in spinning classes, I initially bought the cheapest pair I could find. But the shoes were poor fit and hard to click into clips. So I exchanged them for cycle shoes that cost $50 more. When I compare extra cost per use vs comfort/ease of use--then higher cost was worth it.
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