^I wasn't intending to suggest you buy shoes just like the ones pictured, but only to say that with a little searching you can find nice shoes at a good price that will have a little more stylistic flair and that won't provoke the ire of shoe-fanatics the world over. Nevertheless, style doesn't seem to be of particular interest to you. Overall, this forum is mostly for guys who want shoes that do considerably more than give them comfort and padding. We don't just view shoes as necessary evils to keep our feet from developing blisters. It's something of an obsession; on these pages you'll see some shoes that cost as much as a decent used car or that required their buyers to travel thousands of miles and spend weeks/months in preparation... they may not be as "comfortable" or as supportive as Dr. Scholls orthopedics... but that's not the point.