This sh*t don't surpise me. Nike stay doing this. AF 1's use to be $70-80, foams $180 almost every shoe nike got out now is higher than 2-3 years ago. They really lost they mind when they said $250 for them elite lebrons. Its a shame but people will continue to buy it so what the hell do i know.
your right fam. it's INSANE that cats are paying $200+ for some kicks that will only have a long shelf life as long as you dont wear them as often. You're better of inevsting in some dress shoes that will look good with ANY outfit.
The other alternative is break that $200 up and buy a couple of pairs of chucks, keds in different colors and rotate when/how you wear them so then sh*ts look somewhat clean.
It's wild because the older you get you realize that you cant wear no damn J's everywhere you go, no matter how crispy them sh*ts are