I've never worn suede and now I learn that they can be ruined by water/snow. I've had my heart set on a pair of brown bucks for cold weather, and I still want brown bucks, but as I look around it seems that most bbs or indeed bucks in general are in suede. So my questions are how difficult will it be to find bucks in some kinda water resistant material, and secondly what is this: http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_101876 It says "Water-repellent uppers for easy care. Coated with Scotchgaurd protection." The material isn't listed but it seems to be suede from the picture. I know that there is some kinda spray that you can put on suede to keep it from getting ruined in water, but apparently that doesn't really work/last well and shoes ultimately get ruined. Is this the same thing or doe this protection really work? Do all suede shoes have such protection as a norm? I worry because my guess is that in some random shop the lady won't know whether these particular suede shoes are safe for water.