Interesting news on double monk. $500 for CJ seems pretty reasonable, really.
My question about shoes is this: are high quality shoes worth it if one is walking substantial amounts (up to 7/8 km sometimes)?
I know with proper care they live longer, but I am unsure to what extent expensive leather shoes are really designed to be used for actually walking.
Maybe this is a question where they turn out to be the ultimate walking machine, but it's one of those 'dumb questions' mentioned earlier .
Not a 'dumb question', at least not in my opinion. I mean the whole "worth it" thing could spark another longwinded discussion here, but if you're walking 8km a day in your dress shoes, I think that you will likely find a thin copy to be quite beneficial, or a combination leather/rubber sole. I wouldn't last a week with leather soles on concrete if I were walking 8km a day. I don't mean the shoes, just the walk. I'd die.