No thanks, there really is no value in those.
You should seriously check out Leathersoulhawaii.com
You should be able to pick up a pair of shell cordovan chukkas for about $595. Calfskin for about $450.
Now you may think I'm suggesting something way out of your price range, but in the long run, they'll have at least double the life, they'll age well, and will probably become your favourite pair of shoes.
Compared to a pair of "throwaway" AEs, there's no...