Dear Shoe Lady,
I have developed an allergy to shoes that have synthetic/rubber soles. Do you have all leather shoes with leather soles and insoles available? I typed in all leather and it still gave me rubber soled shoes.
With regard to the site search it’s because most of our shoes are made up of multiple types of materials. I will make sure to all “all leather” as a keyword to narrow your results to ONLY shoe constructed of 100% leather.
Have you tried our Rachel shoes by Softwalk? They have softleather and foam on the inside, but rest assured, no rubber insoles!
Rachel by Softwalk is a Low Heel Casual Pump
Or, if you wanted a pair of boots, Softwalk also makes a cute pair called Trieste in dark brown.
Trieste by Softwalk is a Low Heel Casual Bootie
Softwalk shoes in general are a great brand to accommodate your rubber allergy, browsing our site for this brand, you will see a plethora of different styles to meet your shoe needs!
Dear Shoe Lady, I go to school in Rochester and there is a lot of snow. Because of that, there is salt everywhere during the winter. What shoes will best endure the salt while looking good to match every outfit? I have UGGs but I’m afraid the salt will eat them, even though it is lambskin. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Thank you for your inquiry, and that is an important shoe concern. One of the keys to shoe longevity is periodically cleaning them. If you know that your shoes will become exposed to harsher elements like salt, a quick wipe with a vinegar and warm water solution should help. This is only useful for standard smooth leather shoes or synthetic uppers. If suede protection is your aim, then you will want to pre-treat it with weatherproofing spray. It can be found in most sports stores or even pharmacies.
Rayne by Naturalizer is a Low Heel Casual Boot
Rayne by Naturalizer is a good cold weather choice. Rubber soles are also great for safeguarding against the more slippery months.