I purchased these in natural python, pink python, aqua python, multi pink python, and multi aqua python to see what they all looked like IRL. I kept the natural, all pink, and multi aqua. Some girls really loved the all aqua, but it really comes down to personal preference.
Here are some pics in case you wondered what they look like compared to the stock photos:
I can totally relate, and have learned a while back not to mention shoe prices to the majority of my friends. They just don't understand. I love art, furniture design and shoe design and the price tag just comes with it.