If, to you, quality is defined only as strength of construction and quality of hide..... I think you should probably read more about shoes, and shoe making, to understand more about what goes into a pair of shoes.
The shoemaking thread on SF is a great place to start, and contains a lot of knowledge that one might find interesting and useful.
There are other makers in the price proximity of Vass that are of (very) comparable "quality".
But anyway, I'll drop this as I don't want to detract further from the thread topic. And neither is this meant to be antagonistic.
Edited by ThunderMarch - 4/20/16 at 11:16pm