It is a trick question of course. Each of these great looking shoes from JC Penney is only $20! Which I imagine is about twice what my family wanted to spend on sneakers back in 1981. I thought this sounded like a pretty good deal, but when I ran it through an inflation calculator it says they would be $54 dollars today. While that seems reasonable enough for a pair of sneakers, it doesn’t seem like that great a deal.