One of the things that often doesn’t fair well in the tropics is leather. Three weeks after our arrival, Tim’s leather shoes are covered with mold! I wiped the mold off one of the shoes so you can see the contrast. In the closet you can see a pair of leather slippers and sandals. They don’ t have mold on them. Some types of leather seem to grow mold easier than others.
Most of the time we wear rubber flip-flops outside and are barefoot inside.