Hehe thanks A, but that isn't going to happen, 4-5 days a week. Heck the reason why I got them wet was because I was hiking in them. Shell is one of the toughest leathers known to man! I told this story here before - my Dad had two pair of shells - one he kept for church and formal functions, the other were his work shoes - he wore them everyday - he was a short haul truck driver, in and out in all kinds of weather - those shoes last 30+ years (with numerous re-solings). Now he did wear rubbers when there was snow or ice but never for simple rain.