I can't think of anything smart ass to say........
That's because the leather pieces for the old ones were tanned in Whisky-laced tubs of Urine....The last pair of Clarks I bought was made in Vietnam, so far they've held up well enough. Not as comfy as the original Made in Ireland ones though.
It is kind of funny that the Vietnamese look down their noses at Chinese products like we do.Just adds fuel to our opinion of Chinese product vs. Taiwanese or Japanese stuff.
Most of it is junk.