I the "how many shoes" thread Jerrysfriend had a very long list of his shoes. Surprisingly Nettleton shoes were not represented. The company went out of business at least 10, if not 20 years ago. I have never seen any of their shoes, but they were considered the superior American manufacturer (better than Alden, A-E, Florsheim, the lot). Maybe it's just an urban myth and they weren't that good at all (you know how the memory plays tricks: "they don't make "˜em like that any more). Does anybody on this list own a pair of Nettletons, maybe inherited from Dad, and are they really superior shoes?