Also, I often get complaints about my shoes, but no one ever offers suggestions about what I should wear instead (not that I would listen). I started posting on SF to get suggestions as how I can improve how I dress. I've been told I do many things wrong, but have gotten few suggestions about how to improve. Do make suggestions otherwise the commentary isn't very useful.
In the case of these shoes, I suspect the objection is that they just look tired and run down. I hate boat shoes, but leaving that aside, they don't seem out of context here.
Also, a bit of free advice: If you have beef, just name names and get it out there. The "you know who you are" stuff is just silly.