They are the same like apples and oranges are both round and edible, that's it. I bought a pair of the W+H version off Islander after receiving a pair of the regular ones from Dayton. It was the second pair from Dayton, and they managed to eff up the sizing again–putting an ultra wide last on a boot I repeatedly said to make as narrow as possible. Thinking about the time and money lost on this company afflicts my head with immediate pain plus angst. Tylenol 3-like relief comes when I put on the W+H ones tho. Ya the distressing, ya the logo on the sole, etcetera about aesthetics, but they fit completely differently. LIke a glove. No break in time. So not new news at all, but they utterly pooch screwed a fantastic boot.