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
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