I tried them on and found them not to be TTS for me. I would recommend going up a half size. For me a whole size would do it, but I usually take my CLs a little bigger than most. They did go on sale, but at this point, the worth just depends on how much you want them. They are becoming a little more scarce. I would say $499 would be fair, but hopefully you could get them for more like $399.