It was very interesting to read about how intricate the soles are of some of the shoes being made in China. The soles are all hand crafted with silk being sewn into different designs that represent different things such as wealth. I found this to be interesting because when someone is wearing the shoes you cannot even see the design on the sole! This can be related to shoes being made in the United States. People pay hundreds of thousands of dollars on brands of shoes, such as Christian Louboutin, yet while people are wearing them you cannot always see the brand. Maybe it is the brand itself, not the actual shoe, that is supposed to make the person wearing them feel more confident. I personally do not know the answer to this since I do not own a pair of either type of shoe. Why do you think that this is?