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post #16 of 29
I hate the rain when it comes to shoes. My beaters are terrible and I don't want to wear nice shoes in the rain, even if they have combination soles.

BTW, nice job bumping an 8 year old thread.
post #17 of 29
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Originally Posted by westinghouse View Post
My Topied shoes make that a moot point.

+1 Topied soles when it's wet...or not. I also have a bright yellow pair of Swims but I feel like they get a lot of attention that sometimes I don't care for. I wanted brown but they didn't have my size in brown so the SA talked me into yellow as it's a "classic" raingear color. Do I need to mention that she was a beautiful and leggy asian woman with a pixie haircut wearing a short skirt?
post #18 of 29
For the love of God--they're shoes...get over it!
post #19 of 29
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I wanted to just wear some crappier rubber soled shoes when snowy/rainy. How many of you do that? And I say "crappier" but considering I personally will be working/wearing them in NYC, where it can be quite wet at times... I don't want to always be wearing "crappy" shoes. So, does anyone have suggestions for nice rubber soled shoes for that situation?



Funny thing is, I do the same thing.

In years past, I wore rubber overshoes (black ones) on rainy days and in the winter. But, since a lot of my shoes were brown, the black rubber discoloured the brown leather of my shoes over time.

Nowadays, I just wear a cheaper pair of rubber soled shoes on rainy days and in the winter, I wear rubber soled suede shoes. And sometimes I'll wear the black rubber overshoes--but that's becoming more and more infrequent.

Of course, I can always put on a pair of very casual, thick rubber soled shoes to wear on the commute to work and carry my good leather soled shoes in my bag (a shoulder messenger bag)and then change into those at work.
post #20 of 29
It's wet so often over here I couldn't cope without dainite soled shoes. leather soles are okay for damp/showery weather, but dainite is perfect for the British winter.
post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by Salad View Post
+1 Topied soles when it's wet...or not. I also have a bright yellow pair of Swims but I feel like they get a lot of attention that sometimes I don't care for. I wanted brown but they didn't have my size in brown so the SA talked me into yellow as it's a "classic" raingear color. Do I need to mention that she was a beautiful and leggy asian woman with a pixie haircut wearing a short skirt?

I looking for some SWIMS. What store did you purchase yours from?
post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by gary3594 View Post
I looking for some SWIMS. What store did you purchase yours from?

Don't know where you are from, Allen Edmonds stores carry them.
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by entrero View Post
Sometimes we forget what shoes are made for..


I'm glad that someone said this before I was able to start typing my message. It takes a real clothing forum geek to cry about his shoes being wet in the rain...Relax. They're shoes not new-borns.
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by Marcus View Post
Hi.

Do you wear shoes with leather soles outside when it is raining and/or wet on the ground? Apart from getting your feet wet, will this damage the soles/shoes?

Marcus

I also put topys on.
But I prefer not to wear my nicest shoes when it rains, mainly to save the nice uppers. I have some reasonably nice suede shoes (Carmina; one pair with rubber soles, that I use in winter) and ankle boots (Santoni) that seem to stand rain well. I try to use them on especially rainy days. Some types of suede seem to stand rain very well.
post #25 of 29
Nothing as stylish as leather shoes in the rain. Watch the video, the total package, suit and all, perfection.

Regards.
post #26 of 29

I'll give you $100 if you walk and sing in the rain wearing your nicest suit and nicest dress shoes.
post #27 of 29
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I'll give you $100 if you walk and sing in the rain wearing your nicest suit and nicest dress shoes.
Small timer. Regards.
post #28 of 29
I was discussing this topic with the salesman at Edward Green just last Friday, noting that EGs are by far my slipperiest shoes on frequently wet London pavement. (Perhaps because their leather is very hard and stiff.)

He balked at the idea of adding topies.
post #29 of 29
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I'll give you $100 if you walk and sing in the rain wearing your nicest suit and nicest dress shoes.

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Originally Posted by Shikar View Post

Small timer.

Regards.

How about $100 plus a free rental coupon from Blockbuster Video? And, if you're late in returning your rental, I'll even pay your late fees for you.
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