I am hard on everything, especially my boots. I work in a environment full of yukky chemicals, water, heavy metals ect. Because of this, I wreck a pair of boots in a year, and my company buys me new ones. So I tried an experiment.
Here is a picture of my boots, (Wolverine Mckays) that have steel toes and metatarsal guards. They are waterproof, Chemical rated, shock rated, slip proof. Very comfortable boots.
This is the same boot a year later. They are totally water proof up until about a week of me wearing them and chemicals degrading the leather and stitching. I've tried all the spray on boot waterproofing stuff, oils, leather stuff to try to keep my feet dry. Nothing holds up to the abuse.
Here is my experiment.
Add them together, and you get this.
And the finished product.
In theory, the truck bed liner will permanently seal the stitching and leather, making it water proof, and tough, standing up against things when they get scuffed, kicked ect. I will report back.