Voetsek !That's only because you've been conditioned into endless cheap shite from Asia for the past 30 years.
200 quid for a quality pair of boots to last a decade is hardly a rip off. And they're not 200 quid anyway.
They're cracking - may invest some day when I have a few shackles spare (had a pricey car bill earlier this month!). Look better than the Doc's, which, as you say, have gone downhill over recent years.Because DMs are now made in the Far East and the quality is in the toilet.
Solovair, up in that there Northampton, make air-soled boots and shoes to a standard that DM used to. I've got a pair of the monkey boots and they're absolutely solid.
The official online store for Solovair and NPS shoes and boots. All our footwear is 100% made in Wollaston, Northamptonshire, England.uk.nps-solovair.com
What is this sandal?I do not accept the Evolutionary theory.
The human foot is an exceedingly delicate limb containing 28 bones, 33 joints and 100 tendons, ligaments and muscles.
Nothing brings a striding man to a screeching halt faster than the pain of just the tiniest pebble under the ooooh so sensitive fascia of the sole of a bare foot.
One can only imagine the bruised, bleeding state of one's soles if one walked just 5 miles without shoes, even on pavement!
Imagine walking the 4000 miles from Yugoslavia to India, fighting all the way as did Alexander the Great's army, clad only in sockless open Greek sandals!
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The First Man walked barefoot on the soft grass of Garden of Eden. Contrary to current scientific thinking, the first men were more intelligent and skilled than ourselves, not less, and as human beings are unable to walk on most of the world terrains without some form of foot protection, they urgently had to become footshod immediately after the Expulsion. Enoch's profession was a shoemaker.