Originally Posted by kaizo
I'm not familiar with the degree of rain in San Francisco but in general its a prudent idea to have rubber soles so that you can avoid wet shoes. If the shoes were storm welted even better (or at least goodyear welted) blake stitching apparently channels water through more than other welting styles so may be better to stay clear of them.
Thanks kaizo! I just noticed that the pair I'm eyeing have Bologna stitch construction. Everywhere I read I'm noticing things such as, "Because Bologna construction has that row of stitching going from the inside of the shoe all the way through the outsole, Bologna shoes have the same moisture-wicking problem that Blake shoes do."
It's really hard to find a pair. (I was close to the Cheaney FS029 but the price went up.)