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Maiden voyage of my Bayfields I almost stole from Lands end during a recent sale. All I have done to them is a complete Obenauf's LP treatment, complete with hair dryer. They darkened at first, and then lightened up over time with a real 'milky' finish to them. A little brushing, and you'd think I've used Kiwi on them - nope, just LP. Almost look too good to be my winter kickers...

 



Most excellent. My Bayfields have served me well for a couple winters - not to mention hiking, hunting and the like - and they are still looking good.
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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

Can I pick your brain? On the five last I measure 11.5D. I just tried on the Dalton's and think the 11E fits best, anyone size similarly between the two lasts?

 

Interesting. I wear an 8.5D in non-Rough 5-65 shoes (though an 8.5E likely would fit well). I went with 9D for the Dalton and I think it feels good. It's possible an 8.5E would work well for the Dalton, but I haven't tried one. I'm surprised sizing down with the Dalton worked for you, but I'll let others confirm or deny.

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Here're pics of my poor torn Daltons. Any thoughts on what if anything can be done for them?

 

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I had a pair of Daltons a few years ago, and the same thing happened to me. I've also seen other people with the same issue. I ended up selling the pair for fit reasons, but the moral of the story is that the Daltons have non-functional pull tags, which is a silly design flaw that needs fixing.
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Take them to AE and they should take care of them, no prob.
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Good news. I contacted Kristle of J'ville and got this response. Fingers crossed they're able to do something to fix them:

 

I just heard back from the recrafting/warranty department and they will be fixing the tab for me. I feel much better, though still feel guilty for the temporary damage to such a nice pair of footwear. ;)

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Interesting. I wear an 8.5D in non-Rough 5-65 shoes (though an 8.5E likely would fit well). I went with 9D for the Dalton and I think it feels good. It's possible an 8.5E would work well for the Dalton, but I haven't tried one. I'm surprised sizing down with the Dalton worked for you, but I'll let others confirm or deny.

 

Agreed.  Standard approach is to go TTS on the 1-last and down 0.5 on the 5-last.  Some go down 0.5 and up a width for the 5-last.  That's what has worked for me.

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I just heard back from the recrafting/warranty department and they will be fixing the tab for me. I feel much better, though still feel guilty for the temporary damage to such a nice pair of footwear. ;)

 

That's great to hear.

 

I don't know if it came up in the discussion, but did you consider asking them to not put a tab at all, to prevent it from happening again?

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I just heard back from the recrafting/warranty department and they will be fixing the tab for me. I feel much better, though still feel guilty for the temporary damage to such a nice pair of footwear. ;)

 

How old are your Daltons?  AE had a problem about a couple of years ago where the tabs were breaking/ripping right and left.  They even had a blurb on their site that the tab had been reinforced.

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That's great to hear.

 

I don't know if it came up in the discussion, but did you consider asking them to not put a tab at all, to prevent it from happening again?

 

I didn't really consider it. I kinda like the look, and I wanted the right side to match the left, so I decided to have them just replace it. In hindsight, telling them to remove both would've been a fine idea.

 

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How old are your Daltons?  AE had a problem about a couple of years ago where the tabs were breaking/ripping right and left.  They even had a blurb on their site that the tab had been reinforced.

 

Good question. They're factory seconds that I picked up during the $300 shell sale (a few weeks after, actually, but I was lucky they honored it). The tab certainly didn't seem reinforced with anything, as you should be able to see from the pictures. Now I kinda wish I would've gotten them to reinforce both tabs so I could actually use them, but I'm honestly just happy they're going to repair the damage. I just now know to never pull on those things.

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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

Some go down 0.5 and up a width for the 5-last.  That's what has worked for me.

I also recommend this as a starting point.
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What is the edge and welt color on these?  Love the contrast.

Sir, they are Cappuccino Shell with a Chili Welt and Light Brown Transparent Edging.

-Mike
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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post

Gorgeous.

I was wondering if the toe of your shoes is a little more squishy that your calf or non independence shells. I asked this question regarding my MTO strands a few pages back, but no responses. The toe seems pretty flexible which seems odd to me and I thought maybe it has to do with the lining.  Thanks!



Mine is like this as well. But the leather is so much thicker and sturdier than calf, so I'm not worried about the toe box maintaining shape...

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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

Interesting. I wear an 8.5D in non-Rough 5-65 shoes (though an 8.5E likely would fit well). I went with 9D for the Dalton and I think it feels good. It's possible an 8.5E would work well for the Dalton, but I haven't tried one. I'm surprised sizing down with the Dalton worked for you, but I'll let others confirm or deny.

I stayed the same size in the 5 vs the 1 but i could i have gone down .5 and likely gotten away with it.
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What is the lowest that Dalton seconds go?

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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

Can I pick your brain? On the five last I measure 11.5D. I just tried on the Dalton's and think the 11E fits best, anyone size similarly between the two lasts?

 

ScottyBoy920, I have a Strand (5 last) in 11E and a Dalton (1 last) in 11E; a Long Branch (1 last) in 11E.  The Strand feels great in E; the Dalton has - as the 'all about lasts' page on AE website states - slightly more width from arch forward to toe; the Long Branch is almost too wide. Lengths are good on all.  I wasnt sure if it was the difference between open and closed laces, or boot vs. shoe construction. I'm normally a 11.5D (or M) in most other shoes. Measured as a 12E on the 1 last in store...but looked (and felt) like clown shoes. Damn you, super narrow 5 last.  I was having fit issues at the top of my foot and small toe with the D width on 5 last.  Hope that helps.

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What is the lowest that Dalton seconds go?

 

 

I got bourbon Dalton seconds for $199 back in July/August.  That's the lowest I've seen them.

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Originally Posted by dapperdoctor View Post
 

In response to the poster who wants to wear Daltons in the snow, I would also love to do the same, but what stops me is the fact that they have leather soles.  First of all, you will destroy the sole very quickly.  Second, once you get inside, you will slip and slide all over the place.  I always go with a rubber sole in the rain and snow here in NJ.  Thankfully, we don;t get a ton of snow. 

 

Didn't people wear boots in the snow before rubber was invented without a hitch?

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