Ever since I bought my first pair of docs in 92 I have been lusting for another. Back in 2003 I went for another pair, only to be severly disappointed with the made in China version. They seemed to never break in, and gave me two back-of-the-heel scars to remind me why sometimes you just don't mess with an original. When I happened to stumble across the vintage series made in England, it was 3.7 seconds before I ordered those babies. I got the 1461 Vinatge in Black and I'm a happy man now. Only wore them twice, but so far they are breaking in nicely. I would highly recommend them. Got them for a nice price as well. PM me for details.