It's been an interesting foray into their world of sustainability and recycling.
A sign of a society with wealth for sure.
Likely a panicked attempt to stave off the inevitable collapse.
I will care less about the cost to me over time. I really want what does the job.
I'd recommend the Rab Spark, lightweight breathable and good value, performs well
Alternatively maybe less features, but difficult to go wrong at this price from SportsShoes in the UK.
Their own brand Higher State, designed in the UK but made in China (but aren't many things these days), I've good experience of their own brand gear