First post, so go easy. Bought a pair of walnut strands with the v tread Sunday. Should be delivered in a few weeks and I got a 20% discount using the partners card in Dallas (charity function that gives you 20% off at over 500 retailers after you donate/buy a card). Was looking for a black shoe, but just fell in love with the walnut strands and couldn't turn my back on them.
The same thing actually happened to me as well. Went into BB for a more formal pair of shoes, left with the walnut strand along with a black captoe oxford. They really are great shoes.