I have just returned from Florence, Italy, with two new pairs of leather Gucci shoes. One pair is a tan colour whilst the other is brown with brown suede on the top part of the shoe. From my research so far, I believe the leather used by Gucci is aniline (unfinished) and thus marks easily from water (a drop soaks in immediately). This creates a problem for me here in Britain where we experience rain for a majority of the year.... My Questions: a ) Could someone confirm this as being the type of leather used by Gucci for their shoes? b ) Is there any way I can protect the leather from becoming damaged in the rain? c) If not, what is the best way to care for the shoes if they do get rained upon? I called Gucci this morning regarding these questions who weren't helpful at all!