Jesus christ i've created a monster. The only brand above that might be hand made (i.e. handwelted and handmade heel) is A1923. Even that is not confirmed. From what i've seen all of the others are "benchmade". This doesn't mean they're in some massive factory that a million people live in, just that the "making" part - sewing the welt to the insole - and the soling part - soling the outsole to the welt, is done by machine. It's still a difficult process and takes a lot of skill. I never meant to make some sort of hierarchy when I made that comment.