Originally Posted by RDiaz
My Meermin cap toe oxfords have been worn quite frequently and the toe part of the sole looked like it was wearing out too fast; but once it reached a certain degree of wear, it didn't go any further. They are holding up really well.
This is like most leather soles i've experienced- they look like they're wearing out quickly from the first wearing but it's just the varnish finish being broken and they actually last quite long.
That said, there are leather soles and then there are leather soles, and as much as I hate to perpetuate marketing and groupthink I have found my rendenbach soles to be significantly more durable than my other soles (the tannery of origin I don't know).