Because mrclam's post addresses the fundamental issue when considering having suits, shirts and shoes made in Hong Kong: value. So much of the discussion on the topic is about what tailors and cobblers can acccomplish. Having had shoes made at Zee's and Dophen, I'm not sure that USD200 is worth it for the duplication of a more expensive pair because the leather the shops use is quite stiff and the soles are uncomfortable. If you want something unique or personalized, however, then by all means.
Or if your feet are different sizes. I wanted to follow-up on my earlier post, as well, with my satisfaction wtih Zee's. My feet are about a size different. The shoes Zee's made for me were the same length. Upon receipt, they first tried to tell me that both shoes fit (a logical impossibility) and then that it was the style (again, a logical impossibility). The issue was probably my assumption that both shoes would fit (and therefore would have to be different lengths) and their assumption that somebody wouldn't want to wear mismatched shoes (I hope this was their assumption rather than incompetence). Should our conflicting assumptions have been addressed at the fitting? Assuredly so. Despite my failure to bring it up, they cut down one of the shoes and put on a new sole for free. For that, I am thankful and will return.