Welcome Jeff. Please don't get discouraged by the negative comments and harsh words. As in all fora, there exists members who like to give new members a hard time.That said, you do need to reconsider your shoes choice, not due to the price. Rather, it is because nicer styles with better construction are available if you catch them on sale.
I hadn't realized that pointing out the obvious and responding to your posts are "wrong."Seriously, you didn't think unprovoked personal attacks are without consequences?But I am willing to drop this if you are.