I used to buy Clarks shoes, again off the sale rack, but rather gave up when they closed most of the UK factories and moved to the far east
I must say most of the ones I bought never wore out but times might have changed
"segs" takes me back to my father making his shoes last longer not too long after ww2 and I got them in my shoes too. Great for sliding on the ice down the pavements in the winter!
They sure won't work in rubber soles, only leather
Why don't you try what I wear now. Suede topped, rubber soled and they just don't wear out however hard you try. They look smart and everybody sells them, often for as low as £15