Originally Posted by dieselman89
I put topys on my AE strands before wearing them. This was primarily done because I was planning on wearing the shoes to work. I work in a hotel so the floors can be wet esp. when I walk through the kitchen. I did my research and found leather doesn't match up well with water so I got the topy. Now, I rarely wear the shoes and regret putting topys on b/c it voids the warranty with AE. I wonder if topys hold up better in the streets or if leather does...
One of my younger brothers said something to me years ago in relation to cars (that I think holds true with leather soled shoes) that had a profound effect:
You ride her hard. If something breaks, you know what you need to fix. No need in driving cautiously for fear something will go wrong. Because in the worst possible moment, it will go wrong.
Wear your leather soled shoes until they give up. Then send them in for repair. Applying a topy may exacerbate issues that may not come about by wearing the shoe as it was meant to be worn. Of course, I'm not talking about trekking thru snow/rain with EGs. But you get the point. Those of you who don't, well, I don't know what else to say.