Originally Posted by corneliusparky
Good to know...how long do they last this way? Do you topy them when they start wearing out or just chuck em?
I can't really comment on these boots since i dont know the quality of the leather on the sole. (returned the ones I ordered, and reordered when they went on sale)
My dress shoes (Loake, same price range) are leather soled, and i wore them bare sole for a good 6 or 8 months, 5 days a week through a snowy winter before I bothered putting a topy on. just had the leather sole redone on them since it cracked (wet leather shoes + dry hot house = cracked leather sole, according to my cobbler)
I dont know a ton about sole construction though. i would guess these boots are cemented since theres no stitching through the bottom of the sole. someone more versed in shoe construction (like Hendrix, or a cobbler) would be the one to talk to, to find out whether or not these boots can be resoled.