I find it kinda crazy people who just found out about Viberg a year or two ago now know they should best run their business. They don't owe you stitchdown shell boots at sample sale prices. Their job is making and selling boots. If that involves using different construction techniques and reduce wasted labor & returns, they'll probably do that. I'd be sad ***IF*** the stichdown was on the way out, but that doesn't seem to be the case.