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Rubber-soled AE's and the rain - anything to worry about?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I'm moving to Seattle, and have AE's executive collection shoes that are rubber-soled. Do I still need to worry about wearing galoshes? I polish my shoes once every 5 wears.

Thanks.
post #2 of 8
no, no need for galoshes with those shoes.
post #3 of 8
Agreed, you'll be perfeclty fine.
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Excellent, thanks for the advice.
post #5 of 8
This thread is along the lines of a question of my own.

I recently purchased my first pairs of decent shoes (AEs). One pair is their "brown burnished calf" with rubber soles, but I've never dared to wear even those in the rain. If I were to make those my "rain shoes" - so that I wore them in all but torrential rain - how would this affect the life of shoes? How would it affect the appearance of the shoes? I would otherwise take good care of them: always having them in shoe trees when not being worn, conditioning/polishing regularly, not wearing them on consecutive days.
post #6 of 8
at some point, getting wet regularly will cause them to wear out quicker. If you keep them clean, shoe treed, and well polished (perhaps even waterproofed), they should continue to look decent for a while. they will get patined though. Thats why I skipped the beater shoe route (except for a pair of cheapies), and wear galoshes.
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by thesecondprize View Post
This thread is along the lines of a question of my own.

I recently purchased my first pairs of decent shoes (AEs). One pair is their "brown burnished calf" with rubber soles, but I've never dared to wear even those in the rain. If I were to make those my "rain shoes" - so that I wore them in all but torrential rain - how would this affect the life of shoes? How would it affect the appearance of the shoes? I would otherwise take good care of them: always having them in shoe trees when not being worn, conditioning/polishing regularly, not wearing them on consecutive days.

They'll be fine as long as you let them dry out between wearings.
post #8 of 8
Yep. They'll be fine. Make sure they dry completely, dry them according to the good advice you can find by using the SF search function, and make sure they're completely dry before applying polish.
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