Originally Posted by iroh
so would you feel ripped off if you paid $500 for a pair of canvas lined pieces of leather stitched in the shape of a foot? what about all the crazy talk about the shoe being able to breath hahaha.
Well breath is not the right term, more like absorbative, permeable. Canvas and leather are very porous if the haven't been resinnned or coated/treated. Not sure why a canvas inter lining is being used but if its for stiffenning then it is likely resinned or heavily treated and far less likely to absorb moisture. Glue will also decrease the absorbancy.
This is not directed at you iroh but i read some nonsense somewhere on AAAC. There is this notion that leather absorption is not important or that leather does not signifiacantly absorb moisture. This is such complete wankish idoicy that someone would have to be completely devoid of any earth bound experience. Try wearing a latex glove on one hand and a leather glove on the other, Do this for 30 minutes and flex your hands regularly. After the 30 minutes is up remove both gloves and observe the water present on the hand that had the latex glove as well as the water in the latex glove itself. None of this well be present on the leather one.
edited for spellingEdited by Xenon - 2/9/12 at 7:36am