You would find a big difference in huge cities... Shanghai, Beijing, HK, etc. MikeDT lives in the middle of nowhere. Speaking of Asia, Japan is a sartorial garden of eden in comparison to the US (provided you're not tall or a even slightly overweight for OTR). Re: shoes, try different manufacturers/lasts. Keens look like crap. You can't expect dress shoes to feel like tennis shoes, but you shouldn't be uncomfortable wearing them. If the shoes don't fit, don't buy them.