I've two questions; Firstly, I've been reading about suede in snow and there seems to be a 75-25 split with 75% of people saying don't do it you'll ruin your shoes and 25% of people saying suede isn't as fragile as people think I wear my suede in the snow and it's fine. Strictly because I don't know what the heck else to wear in snow while looking half-way stylish other than suede bucks I'm going to hazard my suede in the snow, but I'm curious as to what exactly folks mean when they say that it gets "ruined." A girl I go to school with had a pair of beautiful purple suede shoes that now look extremely dark, almost black. Not beautiful shoes anymore at all. I suppose this is the "ruin" that people talk about, but did this happen to her (I can't ask her, I don't know her) because she didn't treat the suede with water repellant or will this happen one way or the other? Will the shoes turn back to their original color after they dry or will there be some discoloration? Does the texture get affected as well? My second question is, what do you folks wear in the snow. I've been looking around but can't seem to find anything I like. I don't want to wear boots. Would nubuck get damaged in some way in the snow?