LOL @ the "problems" we have. I hear you on the Marlow / Lindrick soles though - they use weird leather IMO - softer and more porus than AE and Alden sole leather. I am fortunate in that I park in a garage, in the basement of my building at work. So, I go from garage (at home) to garage (at work) and the only time mine see weather is potentially at lunch. Also, Ohio is only too hot for cordovan boots about 4 months of the year IMO.