Just received a gorgeous pair of AEs (thanks allaboutshoes!), and the wife doesn`t understand why I`m so happy. I pointed out the detailed stitching, full grain leather, Goodyear welting, etc etc, but she insists that high end heels (Louboutin, Jimmy Choos, etc) involves similar or even greater effort and materials to construct. Having no idea what was involved in the creation of women`s heels, I silently turned away and added the shoes to the Vault. Can anyone shed some light on the comparison?