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Both are very good, solid shoes that will last a long time. Grafton can be found on 3 lasts (100, 73 and 173) and IMO it looks and fits quite different on each. 100 is more chunky, 173 a bit more sleek, for example. It's also available on Dainite or double leather soles and in binder, calf or shell. Keswick is a lot more "country" with a much more rounded chunky last (although in reality both are extremely hefty shoes compared to something like a C&J handgrade). Depends...
I have Grafton on Dainite and Trickers (Wetherby) on Commando. There's not much in it for me. The Grafton are on the 173 last and took forever to break in. The Commando soles on the Trickers are pretty hard too, certainly not soft like a Vibram sole. Neither are what I'd call comfortable. The Commando is much better for grip in mud but picks up little stones in the tread all the time which drives me mad. For a non-country shoe for wet weather I'd go with Dainite.
Quote: Originally Posted by NORE Barker, then. Very good. Yes, Abingdon from the Anniversary range. I haven't tried Barker before but the Anni range is very nice - good to see the lower-end makers are able to turn out something decent when they put their mind to it. I'd like to see them do well this range but at the same price as C&J benchgrade I think they have their work cut out (they...
Quote: Originally Posted by NORE Swimms? No, although I'm quite impressed with the beading on the car after the polish/seal I put on.
Quote: Originally Posted by pabloj Duckbills? I'm not a great photographer and they do look a bit long in the vamp/toe in these pics (size UK11)....but no Here's a stock pic:
Mystery shoes.....can anyone name them?
Pretty sure those toe caps are deerskin.
Quote: Originally Posted by RSS Thank you. A8 anyone? I'm going to have one replace the all too conspicuous S-Class. Now that I live in small-town USA ... I can't afford to stand out. Yes, the A8 is a very good car. See post 13 for more info.
Quote: Originally Posted by RSS What does the 9/10 mean ... really? You may PM if you don't wish to derail further ... but if you don't give a damn ... just post right here. Nothing earth shattering, just nine out of ten for the thread derail. It would have been ten out of ten if you and George had started talking about Xenu or something but overall nine is a great effort - congrats.
Excellent thread derail. 9/10.
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