Question (first posted by @Galix): Next winter I'll be moving to a place where it literally rains on average 235 days a year, plus occasional snow. Is it cordovan a better option than calf for that insane amount of water? And what about soles: dainite or commando?
Answer 1 (posted by @Reevolving): No, some shell stains immediately. I never let my shell shoes see rain. Rain can destroy leather soles in a day. Get a pair of beater shoes with rubber soles.
Answer 2 (posted by @NHorween): I wear my shell shoes all winter and absolutely in the rain. When shell gets wet sometimes welts will appear, but this can usually be resolved by brushing or rewetting the shoes evenly and then allowing to dry (naturally - no moving air or heat). If the sidewalks are salty I always wipe the salt away at the end of the day.
These should be able to to ship to Norway - http://www.menshoes.de/en/oberleder/..._from_store=de
Carmina is always a great option with Dainite Soles - http://www.carminashoemaker.com
Have a question and can't find an answer? Want to contribute your knowledge to the community? Try here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/268468/...-alden-shoe-and-boot-thread/1995#post_8264435
For more threads and articles on shoe care and leather, go here:
Shoe Care Products
New to Styleforum and want to get more informative articles, style tips, fashion news, and exclusive deals? Sign up for the newsletter.
For a daily dose of Style (forum), follow us on Instagram.