I totally agree. However, I hate it when water seeps through the sole and my feet get very uncomfortable. And I am worried the constant wetting and drying of the shoes will lead to even faster gemming failure
Here in HK a simple resole by a cobbler costs around US$55, but they don't do a very nice job as they simply stitch over the welt without reusing the existing holes and their spi is not as tight as the original manufacturers so can look ugly on close examination. I only Topy a couple of shoes for wear in the rain.