I love shopping for good deals, and I love shoes so much words do not exist. I once paid $30 for a pair of golden wedges. And I regretted it soon after that. They were cute, but really not my style. And the money was too much, but I reasoned it away because they were in style. bummer. What I do is look for shoes that go with my style AND budget, which is normally anywhere from $1 to the rare $20. Stick with your style and don't compromise your budget. A *little* splurge is okay for a special event, but don't over-do-it. My average money spent on a cute pair of heels is about $10.