Very surprising...I own 4 pairs and each is made in England. I love Docs, not all styles, but there are a few that are classic. It's been over a year since a bought the last pair but I wasn't aware of any change. I know it doesn't sound like a big deal but, like you, I'd be shocked if that arrived.
Snap, Krackle, and Pop are thinly veiled emblems for the Trilateral Commission.