ok stupid question, but i never really follow the shoe threads (the last thing i need is a shoe fetish that i cant sate here). I came across a manufacturer here that exports to Italy and bought some shoes the other day. They were 1.2 million dong - about $80. They have a lot of other stuff there at 3 million (a bit under $200) but honestly, if I was going to spend $200 on shoes, Id coincide the purchase with a trip to Malaysia and buy them at PLAL. The leather looks ok, but again, I have low standards. Ill post pics when my camera comes back from repair - leant it to a friend, it came back dead. Has leather soles and apparently this is the only factory in Vietnam that Some-VNese-Word Good Year their soles. Ive seen enough on these boards to read this as 'Goodyear Welting', but have no idea if thats a good thing. I remember discussion of it when Shooman was around, but that just kinda confused me and gave me no answers. Can one of you shoe guys explain this to me and tell me if its basically a good thing or not.