Paul - posted this on the XF site as well (not certain which will get to you first). Here's the website for USA Weightlifting. The member/membership area is on the upper right-hand side of the web page (and yes, you are correct you need to be a member to order the shoes).
Even with the membership and the shipping the shoes cost less than other dealers. So for me, $40 membership, $125 shoes and $9 shipping = $169. The same shoes are $199 plus shipping on the dynamic-eleiko site.
You can find the cost of the membership here:
MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES: 1 YR
1. School Age (age 17 & under) $20___
2. Junior (ages 18-20) $30___
3. Senior (age 21 and up) $35___
4. Master (age 35 and up in membership expiration year, eligible to lift in Masters competitions) $40___
Also, I've worn the new shoes 4x in the past week...so far I'm totally diggin' them