Note: bought grey North Star sneakers yesterday from TM's Bata. I know I'm incorrigible- but my mother said since they're comfy I could buy another pair. (Besides- I went home and checked, the white's a different model and the grey doesn't come with a free pair of extra laces. The grey's also made of a beautiful different material, kind of like wool or flannel. It's cheaper, too, 19.95 compared to 24+.)
Wore the grey pair out today with new Giordano socks (orange! wow).