There are so many problems with cables these days. The fact that Thunderbolt uses the same connector as USB-C means that often you’ll use the wrong cable and lose the benefits of Thunderbolt.
For awhile I’ve been looking for a vendor to make reliable Thunderbolt 4 cables without paying Apple’s prices. OWC’s new $24 Thunderbolt 4 / USB-C cable fits the bill. It is universal for everything, which should make it the only cable you need. I like the price. I like the vendor. I’ll be buying a few.