My first pair of Doc Marts was bought in 1991. that same pair of shoes is still around. My friend bought his a year ago and this year his soles are coming apart.
The difference? Mine was made in England, his wasn't. It was Vietnam if I am not wrong.
Point is, the fact that mine lasted 22 years is a testament to the quality of the English construction. And the fact that I paid $140 for a pair of English made shoes and my friend the same price for a Vietnamese made pair that barely lasted a year is a travesty. Which led me to think just how much profit is the company making?