When I get an inner shove to cross the road and go into Payless shoes, I don't question it, I just do it. I go in, and I find these, only one pair left, and it's in my size, and it's 50% off the already low price.
The important part: This shoe is modelled on a 1940s style, and I was looking at 1940s-style shoes in a shop that specializes in [newly made] old styles, beautifully made in leather, and prices that would put me in debt for another year! I so wanted a pair -- but being financially responsible, I let it go.
And then yesterday, there they were. Not leather, stripey, but what the hey! they fit beautifully and look great!