I grew up in the 80s and most of what seemed top outdoor/adventure footwear was made of leather. Leather, at least in my surrounding was considered supreme for shoes.
But a lot of enhancement in outdoor technology and materials has happened in the last 30-40 years. None of my shoes are made of leather and they're the most comfortable and durable I've ever had. Has leather largely been superseded as a material for general outdoor/adventure footwear that sustains more exposure to water and other elements of nature?