My most expensive shoes vs the most I have paid are two different things. The most I ever paid was for a pair of lizard roper boots. Chocolate brown. They are gorgeous. Similar to these. These were about $350 because they were cusstom made.
My most expensive pair is a Guisseppi Zanotti that were on sale from Amazon at like 70% off. so they were about 200.
Anymore I will buy shoes that are about 300+-but I am so tight I squeek, so I will ALWAYS buy these on sale.