Originally Posted by gladhands
Return them. You can't afford them. There's no shame in that.
If your shoes are so precious to you that you can't bear to wear them and ruin their pristine condition, then you can't really afford them.
You can afford something when you can afford to use it (and, eventually, to replace it). I understand the timidity that accompanies the breaking in of something pure and beautiful and unspoiled and all...