I've been repeatedly hand-washing the same pair for a year. I know there are some pricier ones ranging from $50-$100+. However, I've read that the most important thing is getting the right fit, which is why one should be able to try them on before buying them.
Is it more important to try them on first or to spend more money? Some of the most expensive pairs have padding that is thicker at specific spots, but I've wondered if that finely shaped padding would matter if I didn't get a pair that fit perfectly.