Surely you jest, Harvey. You could do a LOT worse than those and believe me, I've seen law students do a lot worse than those, even at interviews. I am less than a decade removed from law school and believe that you could even pass with a pair of black Cole Haan captoes (gasp!). In an interview or mixer situation, they're just checking to be sure you don't have white tube socks on and your shoes are black, and that they match your belt (and that you have a belt). They're not going to examine the stitching and ask where you bought them. If you are a poor law student, for $100 you can get a nice pair of Cole Haan captoes that will last you through most interviewing situations and be very comfortable (but they won't last much longer than that). They key in an interview is to be comfortable and to at least pass for the part you are playing. More substantive attire can be acquired after you graduate. I also kind-of think that an interviewer could just as easily size you up and decide you are not hungry enough for their firm if you can already afford AEs or a $1200 suit. In my experience, I've found that law firms like their associates poor and in debt. Squalor is a motivating factor.