Cole Hann has made some pretty poor quality offerings. They also have delivered some pretty nice ones, witness the english made offerings of a couple of years ago. I have several pair that are pretty interesting, including some older model boots. I have not personally seen the shoe in the listing, glod to read that you are happy with yours. It was at only $10 or so when I posted it. It seems to have a pretty nice shape and does not look to be corrected grain. I thought someone starting out might be interested in adding it.