Note to Self: Do not wear Geox shoes in the rain or snow. They have little holes in soles!
We wear Geox shoes almost all the time nowadays. They are truly more comfortable for someone like us who mainly sits at a desk throughout the day. They allow air to circulate around our feet.
When we bought our first pair, the salesman assured us that the diameter of the holes in the bottom sole is smaller than the "diameter of a water molecule" and therefore the shoes are counter-intuitively waterproof, they will not leak, they will not let in water.
Note to self: They are not waterproof. They do leak. They do let in water. It's better when they are new. They let in less. As you break them in and the shoes wear a bit, the pores open and they let in more water.
Several times when we wore a pair of older Geox shoes in the rain in Manhattan, our socks got soaking wet after we walked just a few blocks. Curiously, the shoes themselves do stay mainly dry. The water goes right through the perforations in the soles and it gets sopped up by your socks, especially if you wear thick athletic type stocks like we do.
Hence (we think this is poetic enough advice to be a verse in the book of Proverbs): Do not wear Geox shoes in the rain or snow. They have little holes in soles!
Some other people in blogs say the same thing. //reposted//