You get what you paid for out of china. The higher end shoes and boots are really expensive, ie iron boots, flame panda. The best value is probably iron boots for the local market using cheaper inner materials like steel shank and cork etc at 2000 to 3000 RMB range.I have the same boots. If you look at the underside (hairy side), you can see they are heavily processed leather.
Shoes are very hard to score value out of china since the inside and construction can be faked, you have to cut it apart to see.