I would just wait around for the next 20% off coupon/sale the Jeffersonville outlet has and pick up a pair of seconds for $350.
Love AE, but anybody have an issue with the soles wearing down quickly? I've got four pairs of Graysons and the rubber heel goes really quickly, followed by a hole in the sole or the glue coming apart on the front of the toe between the bottom part of the sole, and the top part (thin layer). Maybe it's just the way I walk or the fact that I wear them eight to ten hours a day and walk everywhere, but I do wish the heel lasted longer than four-five months. Is that unusual?
Little bubble that seems to flex with movement so hopefully it works itself out. If not, not that noticeable.