Hi all! I recently purchased my first pair of Meermins in my new pursuit of leather soles whenever possible (for dance) and also because they are one of the only mfrs with leather soles who make patent leather shoes... and they’re affordable as entry-level leather-soled options. Well, after only a single night out, I flipped them over and the soles look like garbage (at least to me). They look like they’re made of pulp paper. I attached some pics and you can tell me if I’m wrong or am correct. I compared them to a pair of Johnston & Murphy’s I own that I absolutely love and they don’t even look like they were made from the same animal (and I’ve already worn those a fair number of times!) Over on Ask Andy, I was informed that these aren’t oak tanned, which brings me to the point of this post: Are all leather soles not created equal? What should I be looking for if I want that same solid, lacquered wood-feeling sole I got with my J&Ms? One listing compared to the other: https://www.johnstonmurphy.com/melton-cap-toe/2388.html?dwvar_2388_color=Black Calfskin https://meermin.com/products/101503-black-patent-e (Wow, I just realized they did not finish the sole the way they advertised! Yet another justification for returning if I decide to!) Well if you can, please have a look at the pictures, the links, and my description and help fill me in on all of this stuff! Thanks so much!