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Marsell derby shoes and soles

Sehs

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I've had a pair of Marsell derby shoes and I don't wear them super often, partially because I live in a colder climate where it rains and snows a lot and even when it's nice out, you might have lots of pebbles on the sidewalk and such.

The shoes have a natural leather sole and I've read a lot about the pros and cons of leather and I'm debating whether its worth adding a thin rubber sole of sorts to these. Does anyone have experience with anything similar? Any advice to share?
 

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I don't mean for the shoe to be indoor only though, that seems a bit counter productive. I don't see this as exclusively a "dress shoe" and I do wear galoshes when there's heavy snow and I want to wear nice shoes, but for everyday wear the galoshes would ruin the style of the shoe.
 

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I personally don't like the look of Topys on shoes, but realistically, no one will see the rubber. If you want to protect the leather from the wet ground -- which can grind the leather down prematurely -- you can add a Topy.

For shoes such as Marsell, I don't think you have to do too much to protect the shoes. This style looks better beat up.
 

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