These are hot, goddamn. I like the SAWAs, too, but not 100% sold on the black stripe.
From time to time, I do some searching for a plebe alternative to something more expensive. I prefer to play with my shoe fetish on the cheap with multiple pairs as opposed to one really nice shoe once a year. I was looking to hop on the gum sole bandwangon and picked up a pair of the following:
If you guys are looking for a proxy, you can ask this guy firstname.lastname@example.org. He recently proxied a pair for me and was really helpful. Mine still havn't arrive yet.. but that's because I didn't take the express shipping.