She said she bought them overseas - "cheap". Of course. The only place I could find this exact shoe was on Amazon.com where there are only a few sizes left. (It is called the Ash Women's Genial Fashion Sneaker in Fango.) NeimanMarcus.com carries a similar shoe in gray.
Then I ran across the first stylish caucasian that I have seen in two days.
She was also wearing great shoes - wedge Mary Janes. She said they are Christian Louboutin from a few seasons ago. I found a lot of similar looking shoes on the internet, but few are crafted like these. You have to be careful not to stray into granny territory. A more casual, summer version can be found in the following Bettye Muller espadrilles on Endless.com.
But seriously, where are the rest of the stylish white people? Next week, I will be traveling even further into the city to find some.