Huh...really? Some time ago, I got caught in a downpour, my shoes got wet, started to make squelchy sounds with every step. Bubbles started to appear on the edges of the welt with every squishy step I took. I came home, took em off and put them down the garbage chute. They were FUCKED.
I guess it wasn´t a pair of EG? Just curious, why did you thrash them instead of letting them dry and see if they were ok?