A happy ending. We have had some rather inclement rain, here in the UK. A couple of days ago, I put my car in the car park and was back, two hours later, to find the car in a 'pond' of water. It surrounded the car and there was nothing for it but the wade through the water in one pair of my Tricker's MT Boughton's. I waddled towards the car, with the water over the welts of my shoes. Then I searched around for my keys and put stuff in the boot of the car. Being tired and emotional, I felt the end had come to one pair of my Tricker's. A few days of their having rest and relaxation, though, they look as they did before their swim. It would be impossible to know that they had taken a soaking. Nor did my feet get wet at any time. Hurrah for Trickers!
For those who think I am stupid to have worn them in nasty weather, I can only say that the weather was fine when I left home. While I wouldn't suggest wearing newish Tricker's as beaters, they seem to be able to stand the rain. On the other hand, if you are that rather odd man, Mr Trump, you could no doubt wear bespoke Lobb's as beaters.