- Forum: Classic Menswear
So I've been thinking... Our ancestors did not have rubber soles or rubber sheets to attach to their soles, at least not during many centuries. How did they make it work with the full leather soles and metal taps without slipping on snow/ice or on wet pavement? Any theories? Thoughts? Did they just wait until the sole was well broken in and was that even sufficient or did they have a "trick"?