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post #1831 of 1915
They just ended $65 sale I think? If you call them I'm sure they will honor the discount. And hence the hipster circle continues..
post #1832 of 1915
I'd like to be out of that circle, but my nubucks need new heels. Has anyone had theirs refurbished/resoled?
post #1833 of 1915
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Originally Posted by dotcomzzz View Post

I'd like to be out of that circle, but my nubucks need new heels. Has anyone had theirs refurbished/resoled?

If it's just new rubber heels, it will cost you $30-50.

No need to resole?
post #1834 of 1915
probably at least a new heel since I've worn past the rubber and into the leather part of the heel.
post #1835 of 1915

Haven't read more than the last few pages for sake of time...but any other boots similar styling to these (in charcoal) since these seem to be hellish to actually get?

Also, searching through old threads about them, it seems a lot of people have been selling them on B&S. Is that mainly due to sizing/heel slip that everybody's been talking about?

post #1836 of 1915

I just picked up a pair of oiled black 7.5 Daytons and I really dig them.  Yes, there are obvious flaws, but I don't care.   Very much of a handmade feel to my boots, and most importantly, they fit me well.  I have flat feet and the front of the boots seem low and somewhat shallow, so I can see how these may not fit someone with a high instep.   But for me, these are great (just bought another pair off these forums in a size 7EE in a different color). 

 

Question:  I plan on wearing these boots over the winter.   What has everyone been using to treat the oiled black leather and the brown boots?   Obenaufs LP or something else??   I searched through some of the thread and didn't come up with much. 

 

thanks,

 

skc


Edited by skcheng - 11/17/12 at 7:40am
post #1837 of 1915
^ hey, one question. Do you find oiled black stiff? I own a pair in charcoal nubuck and oiled black, while nubuck is buttery soft and broke in nicely in a couple weeks the oiled black pair gives me blisters after almost 50 miles of mileage. Both of them are supposed to be the same size but now I am wondering if they messed it up again.
post #1838 of 1915
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Originally Posted by ceoceo View Post

^ hey, one question. Do you find oiled black stiff? I own a pair in charcoal nubuck and oiled black, while nubuck is buttery soft and broke in nicely in a couple weeks the oiled black pair gives me blisters after almost 50 miles of mileage. Both of them are supposed to be the same size but now I am wondering if they messed it up again.

 

I've only just tried them on so far, but they feel pretty comfortable to me.  I wouldn't call the oiled black buttery soft, but I'd say it's fairly supple.  I should get a brown pair in soon, and I'll compare the two?   Are you wearing insoles?   If so, which ones?   I was just going to try to wear mine without any? 

 

Did you treat your nubuck and oiled black boots with anything? 

post #1839 of 1915
Don't have insoles on any. Would be too tight on both pairs if I did. Nothing on Nubuck pair, as it was a defect one anyways. As for oiled black, a wax paste once in a while because I wear them pretty regularly.
Maybe I should call them up about the sizing issue.
post #1840 of 1915

These are great.  Molded reinforced toe is interesting.   Been wearing them all afternoon/evening and they seem to fit me perfectly.   I've never worn shoes/boots without insoles?   Will these mold to my feet somewhat after wearing them for a while?   I guess I'll order some of Dayton's Oil to try on the boots.

 

 

post #1841 of 1915
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Originally Posted by meso View Post

Thin topy was coming off (my repair guy made fun of it, too) so I put a mini-lug sole on my oiled brown dayton service boots. Pretty happy with the results.

Just got this done on my mine!


Great idea.
post #1842 of 1915
I'd be happy to take a pair off someones hand if they had a 8.5 happy.gif
post #1843 of 1915
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Originally Posted by blazingazn View Post

Just got this done on my mine!
Great idea.

ya those are clean. be good if dayton figured it out.
post #1844 of 1915
picked up a size 9, really snug, length is good but a little narrow in the toe - hopefully these will stretch and break in a little.
post #1845 of 1915

I love these boots.   Now I want a brown/possibly dressier pair.   Been in contact with the folks over at Dayton and I'm trying to decide between their new Hurricane leather, or possibly the Bourbon.  Dressier leather (unpainted soles, nailed Topy on the heel.  Matching eyelets, thicker tongue (not the thin stuff that they use sometimes) and no "Dayton" stamp on the front.   Size 7.5 E which I now know is the correct size after buying several pairs. 

 

Anyone have either of these leather colors:

 


Edited by skcheng - 12/23/12 at 5:27pm
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