I'm growing out of my skater shoes fashion and moving towards Dr. Marten shoes. But, after reading the following quote I have a question: Source: Wikipedia I've been reading reports on Amazon.com about their shoes not being good quality anymore ever since they moved their production to China and Thailand. I've been reading that Dr. Marten shoes are thinner (not good quality), they break down faster and just overall sub-par compared to the pre-2003 shoes. Is there any truth to this? Will they not last as long as I expect? I really don't want to spend $100+ for a pair of shoes that are sub-par and don't have a somewhat long lasting life. Also, is there another shoe company out there that are closely resembled to Dr. Martens available in the US? Thanks!