This. It's not easy to figure out who does the tailored pieces for different companies (even the tell-tale sizing and client tags can be very similar), much less figure out who makes sneakers, which are really, a cheap commodity that requires a whole lot less skill to make than benchmade shoes or tailored clothing. And even if you know the manufacturing company, you don't necessarily know the exact factory that makes individual pieces. If any of you have ever seen "Gomorrah", their depiction of how manufacturing of designer pieces is auctioned out is pretty accurate. AQ's "custom sole" talk is bullshit too. Either he made it up, or he was sold a bill of goods. I used to live in Boston, which was the home of Saucony, and I knew a lot of Reebok and Saucony designers there. The soles for sneakers get redesigned all the time. Actually, incremental adjustments in the soles are the selling point for performance shoes. Yes, it does cost money to start up the production, but you don't need too many units to make up your investment. True true true - you will never know where your clothes are made, there's nothing linking anything to anywhere, tbh. Not that it really matters if the business practice is legit enough and the product passes muster. Who cares if CP's are made in one factory and Neil Barretts are made in a different town? They put Getrag transmissions in American cars and they put them in exotic supercars, so the raw pieces are the same, but we buy stuff for design and most of all, prestige... quality is just a perception issue, unless you know what is going on in the backstage.