Other than looking for my ideal boot, I'd like to learn more about the process of them being made. What's the difference between a moderately priced shoe and a designer shoe? Is it the quality of materials? Craftsmanship? I'm sure both play a part, but what about ethical production? There are plenty of clothing designers that design with the environment in mind, and we are often given a glimpse into their production. Some examples of such are not using sweat shops in third world countries and using organic materials. But what about shoes? How and where was the leather sourced? Where were they assembled? How do I know quality pieces are being used? As passionate as I am about ethically produced clothing, it is much harder to find information about the origin of my shoes.