Well to be honest, I actually found the nobleshoe through the goodyearwelt reddit. I guess it depends on the demographic.Do people actually use Reddit? Is that a thing for some shoe folks? The only other resource used to be Ask Andy site. If no fees are required, perhaps the Noble Shoe can move over to those parts of the sphere.
My two cents for TNS. Probably not related to SF, but as a customer, what makes me look elsewhere for shoes (in my own ignorance probably) is leather. For example Fugashin's offerings are in french box calf from Tanneries D'Annonay or Weinheimer tannery and roughly around the same price range as CS offerings (Also pseudo fiddleback waist for cheap) . So i'm comparing lets say Oxfords, as a total leather noob I would pick the brand name leather just cause it feels "safer" purchase if that makes sense? Again probably out of my own ignorance. But for example this is why Thursday ( who GYW hates lol) advertises their leather like crazy and goes as far to compare it to Horween. The impeccable build quality is what caught my eye throughout all of TNS and probably what has kept my interest peaked .