+1It's a different level of addiction. At ~$600/pop somewhat dangerous.
I wish I went this route when I was younger, I would have several pairs of very nice boots that have been re-soled and re-crafted several times. All at similar or lower cost than the number of Timberlands, Danners, etc I've owned over the years.
It’s amazing how much one can spend on “bargain” shoes and boots over a lifetime. A few pair of White’s boots and Mephisto shoes, bought in my 20s, would have been enough (with resoles and rebuilds) to last my lifetime.
One of life’s lessons learned too late. I find more of them every day.