Mike, are you this stupid in real life or do you just play this role on the Internet? First you argue about horse/cordovan and now this. Yes, I know that a lot of designer clothing on the SWD side has nice detailing/etc. but the construction is not the best (as opposed to most things on the MC side). But I didn't expect that MMM boots retailing close to/north of $1k have glued soles... that's Kenneth Cole/Cole Haan territory.
The discrepancy between cost and actual "quality" talking point is covered seemingly every time MMM side-zips are discussed. I'm not sure anyone, even those who own at least one pair, have ever contested that the MSRP is pretty obscene for what you get in terms of construction.