It is a smart idea to check the weather before you decide on what to wear for the day, but you also don't want to let the weather always determine what your are going to wear. Luckily, like any other piece of clothing you can take steps to protect your shoes from being damaged by uncertain weather.
"Genuine" is a term used inconsistently throughout the leather industry, it can be difficult to find leather that is truly legitimate. A lot of consumers make the mistake of believing that because a leather good is labeled as "genuine" that it is authentic leather. Be smart when purchasing leather goods. Stay one step ahead by looking over the fabric before you buy.