Fortunately, I stumble upon a brilliant pair of handmade shoes at a consignment shop just a few days later. $8 is more reasonable (and they came with a glass of champagne! This is the way to shop).
The only other pair of shoes I've seen with upturned toes like this belonged to a girl who told me she got them on a trip to Tibet.
Men's traditional Indian Khussa shoes
In my search for handmade shoes I discovered Pendragon Shoes, an Australian duo that specializes in handmade novelty and costume shoes. Steven Meisel shot these ridiculously awesome shoes for Italian Vogue last September.