Long time lurker, 1st time posting. Have about half-dozen pairs of hand-me-downs Aldens, C&Js etc. (as well as JM, cole haans) Just bought my first pairs of Allen Edmonds. In my 20s and paying more attention to quality footware. My question:
Would it make sense to wear insoles most/all of the time to prolong life of the leather insole + lining? This on top of using shoe trees, shoe horn, waxing and conditioning, and all the other important shoe care. Because as we know lining and shoe insole are not as easily replaceable as outsole and welt, if at all.
Pros and cons of the idea. Experienced members welcome