CPs are way better quality than those. One of the things about quality clothing/shoes is that they age better. CPs are worth it imo, I've always gotten a lot of wear from them. That being said I only get the perforated edition, the classic white ones are very bright lol.
Honestly 2k is too much in one go, buy 1-2 pairs and see what you like wearing more.Balmain or Icarus High topsLanvin/Ann D LowsCP Summer If you can find themThat's what i wear the most/would buy again.
Not sure about sizing on shell toes but I would probably take size 40. I've only really had the summer editions (perforated/slim sole) and they are great they lasted a while even as beaters. Ill probably pick up another pair next summer(for the 3rd year in a row).