I meant to link NY Magazine’s ‘The Cut’ blog post describing the Christian Siriano for Payless collection but I know you all must have seen it somewhere or the other and drooled in your dreams just as I did. The footwear collection debuted on the runway at the presentation of his collection during Fashion Week and caused quite the stir that you’d expect when associating Payless with anything high end. It seems we were duped however. Racked got an exclusive sneak peek at the pairs that made the final cut from runway to retail. While the prices are in the same range that they first announced (around $45) and will still arrive in stores in mid-August, they were far less the Rodarte rip – sans spikes, studs, and chains – that we found oh so cant-believe-it’s-Payless edgy. Is it wrong that I feel absoluted cheated? I’m not even sure i’m interested anymore. Take a look and tell me what you think.