Apologies if my rant seemed directed to you, it wasn't. Just the general state of affairs.
I don’t disagree, and each to their own desires/budgets. I was simply responding to a claim of PU leather. That is all.
Yeah, like the equivalent of MDF in wood. Genuine leather layer, and the inside is paper maché. If we are to go back to wearing our clothes and shoes for longer, fast, disposable fashion like this needs to go in the bin. Plus you'll need orthopaedic shoes after walking a mile in these. What margin of profit can anyone make when a shoe is sold for 10 quid?