Not really an Australian thing but I was always the Indian when playing cowboys and Indians as a kid, Im still into archery rather than firearms and probably watched way too much of the Grey Bearded Green Beret on Youtube. Ive been trying to go old school in a lot of methodology relating to bushcraft and this has become part of that. I havent worn this pair much just enough to break in and rough up the base material until I can seal the leather as in the links below showing directions on how to seal the souls with rubber. Ive only located the rubber granules and now trying to find a adhesive suitable to make up the rubber compound, Selleys kwick Grip gel being the closest Ive come across and still need to test it out on another piece of leather before using on my moccs.

Sealing leather soles

Lure of the North PDF

leather care cream (clear)