I've ordered 5 murdock boots in the last few years due to the fact that they fit so well and literally only one of them has arrived without a massive defect that hasn't led me to return them. I purchased 3 pairs from the latest sale (three!!!) And the first two were awful one with massive cuts through the toe and the other with a giant crease down the center. I thought I had a winner until I put them on only to find the stitches in the left boot completely torn and attempted to be repaired with glue. Looks like I'll still only have one pair of Murdocks in my rotation
That really blows. I wasn't crazy about the new maker, since the design just seemed too clunky to me. Seems like there may also be quality issues. I've had these ones a few years now, and can't say enough good about them. I have no idea who the maker is, since that stuff really doesn't matter much to me if I like the quality, design and craftsmanship. I just wish I had more opportunities to wear them..