What's the appeal of the wings/horns x dayton service boots - Page 123
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?
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.
Edited by skcheng - 11/17/12 at 7:40am
^ 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?
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.
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