I've heard some people complain about the new costume a lot before the movie came out, saying that it looks too expensive as an excuse to say that the original costume is better and that the "slippers" are a dumb idea. I don't know about anyone else, but I don't see how the new suit looks too expensive. I think it looks great, aesthetics wise (I'm not fond of the patterns and the fact that the webs don't look like how I'd imagine a stylized web looking like) and the shoes are part of that concept. I can't imagine a guy being fine walking around with just a sock on considering the damage that'd occur on the costume and the fact that the person would have sores and scabs everywhere from injury. I don't know what they used for the Raimi costumes, but I did not know what the hell it was supposed to be and how a kid could get it. Anyone else like the idea of Peter taking apart a shoe and somehow attaching it to his costume?