My dad bought a pair of the Chinese (brown) for me in the late 90s at La De Da on the downtown market in Roanoke, Va. The same pair is still my go-to shoe. I've received some pretty impressive compliments over the years (lots of "Those are the coolest shoes I've ever seen"). I then gush about the unparalleled quality and point them in your company's direction. Thank you for 15+ years of true shoe love.