Originally Posted by jjl5000
OMG. I assume this is not because the sole has worn thin? Do you have any reason to question the quality of sole leather used perhaps?
The shoes in question are a pair of bruno maglis. They were alright at first, but now they just absorb water in a matter of minutes after it starts raining. The sole isn't really any thinner than it once was, and it's not any thinner than other shoes I have that don't absorb water. Is it possible that there was a waxy coating on the stitching that originally prevented water absorption but has now worn off? I really don't know, but when I get them re-soled, they're gonna be channeled.