After learning how much time and effort went into creating a boot that would not only outlast the other boots that were available, but the would also out perform the other boots as well. This commitment to quality manufacturing is unique these days, it seems like there are factories closing every week and those jobs are getting sent over seas. There is only one reason for this, COST! Do you think that somebody in Taiwan has a passion for the companies commitment to quality, attention to detail, unwavering high standards and indestructible loyalty? I don’t think so. When a company decides to manufacture in another country, what is the cost of loosing these attributes? I am not sure how you can measure this, but I am sure over time it is evident.