Well I guess compared to the brands you all usually wear they are not good quality, but for a college kid like me with an hourly job, they do ok for now. I see what you mean with the upturned toes, but I still think they look ok. To each his own I guess, no worries. I do really like the look and style of the shoes you guys were wearing in the posts above, I will be investing in a good pair of AEs soon, just keeping an eye on ebay.
I usually am not very negative, but that is bad man
Check out thrift stores if you're on a budget,
this is WIWT, thrifted shoes/good deals. The WHOLE outfit comes to $169