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So as far as i know both ishide and vibram offer commando pattered lug soles. Particularly suited for country boots... The question is which one do you prefer and why? Please note we're not talking about other rubber sole alternatives like the lower profile commando or ridgeway, dainite etc... Just purely those two... Discuss!!
Excellent thank you looks like its narrowed down to ridgeway or lug at this point. If anyone has tried both out in the wild please let me know which you preferred. Thanks for your help again :)
Thanks for your reply. Yeah that's my experience too with dainite... although it slips much less that leather and I do personally like the low profile design of it, are ridgeway any better?
Hi everyone right now I've got a nice stormwelted pair of boots (barker lambourne). I know its not really meant to be a camping boot but it fits very well and I'm going to see how well it stands up in the wild soon. The thing is right now its got a dainite studded sole on by default but if I ever want more traction what would you go for? Ridgeway, commando or lug? What's the difference between these like in terms of traction and appearance? So is lug substantially more...
It depends on potluck. Some cordovan 'welts' which is when you get bloats when it's wet but others are so waterproof some people even dedicate it for bad weather. I don't think there is a way of telling other than trying. For a bit more waterproofing I've heard that saffire cordovan cream helps. But pretty much everyone here vouch for saffire renovetur when it comes to cordovan care.
Thanks kwaker using the tools you suggested I made this. I'm still not happy about the edges and hand threading but here is what I made.Whiskey cordovan card case.
I hear cordovan takes a bit longer to break in but apparently when it does its the softest thing ever. From what you said I think it probably will be OK but I'll let the others speak on that.
Congrats on your purchase! I think socks make a nice gift in general. You can't have too many of them :P
There should be more green in our wardrobe. Its an underappreciated colour.
Yeah I noticed that I thought it was just bad luck that I got a cordovan that welts but I'll make sure I only use it for things that are unlikely to get wet. I don't think I will make a watch strap out of this one.
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