"On 1 April 2003, under pressure from declining sales, the Dr. Martens
company ceased all production in the United Kingdom,
with production moved to China
With this change also came the end of the company's vegan
-friendly non-leather products, which were
produced since the early 1990's. In 2007, the company began producing
footwear again in England, in the Cobbs Lane Factory in Wollaston. These
products, the "Vintage" line which the company advertises as being made
to the original specs, can be purchased at the Dr. Martens USA website
or the Dr. Martens UK website"
I guess they are making some in England again. I know once they moved to China the quality went to shit. Also on the topic of the Vibram 5 fingers, they are a great running shoe if you dont have any foot problems. Your foot is not a muscle, you dont "work out" your foot by runnign barefoot. It can actually stretch out your spring ligament and lower your arches. Again, if you have healthy strong feet they are great, but not for everyone.