If on your feet often, lots of wear can destroy the soles of your shoes rather quickly! Do yourself a favor and have your local cobbler place sole protectors on your new shoes before you wear them. A sole protector is a preventative thin layer of rubber that keeps water from soaking through the shoes, making them slip resistant and last that much longer. I promise you you cannot go wrong! Questions? Call me and I will get you in touch with a good cobbler!