There's a Heineken commercial, you might have seen it, where the newest member of some sort of superhero team displays his superpower of turning a shoe into a bottle of beer. This is evidently more impressive than flying.
A six pack of a really good import might be about ten dollars.
A cheap pair of shoes is maybe twenty dollars.
Are our nation's superheroes (work with me here) rolling bums for their shoes because they don't have beer money?