What does it mean if some soles have black.. leather? http://www.ebay.com/itm/140809554549?ssPageName=STRK:MEBOFFX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1427.l2649 Did they come like that from the beginning? or are they there because it was re-constructed?
That is a topy. It is a piece of rubber covering the leather sole. There are different opinions regarding this. I think it is very practical as the rain/water will not hurt your leather soles with the topy on. Depending on your cobbler it can cost 20+ dollars.
It doesn't necessarily mean they were reconstructed.