I've learned a lot during the last couple of months reading this forum. It has certainly given me more insight into what qualifies as quality wear.
Back to the topic. Are Cole-Haans really that bad? Obviously they don't compare to the Ed Greens, Lobbs, Vass, etc.. I'm almost embarassed to say CHs are the nicest shoes I've owned. However, I just can't see myself spending over $200 for a pair of shoes, no matter how beautiful and well-made they are.