I bought them at the Puma store online. There was a sale with 40% off plus free shipping. I posted it here and a few people bought them and rep'd me and thanked me. One guy said he bought a pair for himself and a pair for his wife for like $180, another guy said he bought them as Xmas gifts for people, If they have another sale and you want to know about it let me know.
And I said I liked to try them on first because Pumas run narrow but appreciated the heads up!
(not sure if a new thread was warranted or if bumping the old one would be better so people could follow the chain of events. anyway, your call.)