Too bad about that stiff, laterally inflexible pegged waist. I bet it's gemmed too--gonna blow up on you any minute now. Just want to go on record and say that this was intended for laughs, not for serious criticism. And it certainly wasn't intended to stir up the commotion it did. All the same, it was a cheap shot, and I admit I shouldn't have gone there. I've apologized to DW by PM, and he's graciously accepted. It's the last time I'm going to mention either of the controversial issues. While I may still, very much as a layman, disagree with DW on some of the opinions he's posted here about shoe construction, I nonetheless respect him very much as a craftsman who has a degree of skill matched by few people in the world. We're all better off for his participation here at SF and, even if we disagree with him on some things, he ought to get at least an occasional break from the relentless snark.