This applies to most fashionable footwear, but particularly to lolita. There are so many different kinds of shoes that you can wear with the style, depending on the theme of your outfit. There are dozens of colors and so many materials you can choose from, regardless of whether they are brand name or not. The visual possibilities are endless.
However, more importantly, they can narrate so many stories and make very interesting subjects when you account for their scars and wear. They can act as a stand-in for their owner and wearer, or they can complete a great coordinate. Just like your shoe choices in lolita are endless, so too are their uses as a prop or subject matter.