Ummm... any thoughts on whether it's worth shelling out the extra $$$ for Gore-Tex (or similarly waterproofed) shoes? I was looking at the Salomon XA Pro (I believe this is what replaced the Raid) which comes in both GTX and regular.

Price is not a huge factor as the difference isn't that great (less than $25) plus the wife is buying them for my upcoming birthday (which, by the way, puts me a mere two years behind RAF).

So long as you can boogie you ain't too old.