What happens when you wait until April 15 to use your REI 20% off any one item reward? Well, the store is packed with people just like yourself who have also not their discount rewards. The shoe department was especially crowded. After a number of back and forths, the clerk who was helping me came back with these beauties. Whether they're really red, Persian or not, they are bright and easily seen ~ a major goal in my shoe selection for travel. One shoe to wear walking the streets or on my early morning runs!