picked up a pair of walnut (calf) strands with dainite sole from the shoebank. At $219, it'll replace my current pair that are too big for me (9D which I later found that 8.5D is my true size), and I hope the dainite sole will make them more versatile in my collection; maybe i'll give my current pair to my brother
Traded a few emails with Ben & "Jay" from the Freeport ME location, which they were pretty helpful and said it's a 'good pair'. I asked if they could send pictures via text or email, but they cannot do that - which is understandable but would be ideal as a buyer.
Ben picked me out a great pair of Rutledge.