Wow, you weren't kidding. I just checked ShoeMart....$635 now for a standard #8 LWB, and $460 for the snuff suede chukkas! I've had my eye on those chukkas for a while now, I better pick them up from somewhere else before every other retailer factors in the new pricing.
Sherman Brothers doesn't seem to have changed its pricing yet. Not as wide a selection as The Shoe Mart, though.