“Brand new leather soled footwear should never be worn in wet weather conditions, It is important to wear them on a dry day to allow a build up of grit on the soles, doing this will help protect the leather and extend the life of the footwear.”
Ahem, I don’t want any grit on my new leather soled footwear. Grit is something I remove from my footwear â€” not something I allow to build up for a greater purpose!
So today I went to my local chain-store cobbler to install (apply? affix?) rubber soles to my new favorite boots. The soles were getting too gritty and damaged for my liking. (Leather on the bottom of a boot is perhaps not a good choice for items that see the outdoors.)
Total cost: $25.
I dunno, this seems a bit much to me. Why is it that the more expensive the boot or shoe, the less durable they seem to be? It’s like the alteration conspiracy all over again.
Hopefully these new rubber soles will help keep you affixed on your next motorcycle ride.