It turns out I may not have ordered the Diesels online after all. After all that.
I checked my email, no receipt; my bank account didn't show any shoe-related activity, either. I don't know what happened, but apparently my purchase didn't go through. I was pissed because I asked for 2nd day air and they hadn't arrived by yesterday.
Then, when I googled the shoe, I couldn't find anymore in red! I was shut out. My shoe had sailed. It was over.
On a whim, I got in the car and drove down to my local sporting goods store, which I think was a Sports Authority. I walked in and found a nice pair of on-sale New Balance shoes for the gym (because Sketchers also ruined the gym for me, too), and then I tried on Pumas, Nikes, and Adidas, until I settled on these:
Except they have black stripes.
They're pretty comfortable! I like them. And they have a little Goodyear logo on them...maybe because I'm going to exceed the walking speed limit?
I still want another pair of shoes, but maybe I'll wait until I get to New York this month to buy another.