Can anyone help me understand what the point of a shell sneaker is? I own 3 shell aldens because the perception is that the uppers of the shoe will last for 30+ years, meanwhile the heel/soles can be replaced by a cobbler as needed.
When it comes to sneakers, I have trouble comprehending how the gum sole will be replaced. To me, it seems the soles will be worn out right when the shell is hitting its stride. Akin to some 80 year old guy dating a college age female.