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Footwear for Rainy Commute

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swims, dress boots with danite soles, or, if it is really brutal out and I want to wear something particularly nice, Timberland boots with my dress shoes in my bag.
 

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I wear Aldens in the rain. Their soles (Redenbach I believe) maintain their grip and dry quickly. Also their leather is quite tough and maintains its shape - the opposite of the buttery and more comfortable leather used by EG and Weston.
 

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Alden double soled, shell cordovan. Nearly indestructable.

For torrential downpour, anything with Danite/rubber sole.

Swims are effinate, impractical, lame.
 

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I use a pair of vintage storm welted bostonians I got at a thrift store for 24 bucks. Looks nice and I don't care about beating them up. Even after many days in the rain they still look quite good. They have leather soles and I haven't had any problems except in slippery snow.
 

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Originally Posted by lee_44106
Alden double soled, shell cordovan. Nearly indestructable.

This. With the rain we've had lately, my Aldens have gotten a lot of wear.
 

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I picked up a pair of AE cliftons as my wet weather beaters. Also have a pair of mezlans if the weather is real bad.
 

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Originally Posted by Booter
If an Alden is worn every other day for a short commute (less than 1 mile total) and around the office, how long can I expect it to last assuming proper care? What's the life cycle like - what repairs does one "normally" expect and what are approx costs for such?
I would imagine 2 years until you need a resole and that you would get at least 3-4 resoles out of them. If you topy they would last more or less indefinitely.
 

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Careful with this advice Some shell cordovan can permanently stain from a single drop of water. (search the threads) Many SF'ers do not let their shell see a drop of moisture, myself included. Also, some leather soles can get utterly obliterated in the rain. Here's a good example I posted http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=160984
 

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