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post #1846 of 1912
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post #1847 of 1912

Fixed.   And I like these charcoal ones as well, but I guess they're too similar to my oiled black pair.   Later on, Dayton may offer these boots in Horween leathers........and hopefully some shell.  

 

Walked around all day today in the city and these just felt great.   Nicest urban boots I've owned.  

 

post #1848 of 1912
Have an unworm pair of size 9 nubucks I'd like to trade for an 8.5. PM me if interested.
post #1849 of 1912
i have some worn one time size 13 i would trade for a 12.5.
Those fools sized me up wrong.
post #1850 of 1912

Where do I buy these? Was it a one time collab?

post #1851 of 1912

Any word on the current quality of the Dayton Service Boot? Thinking of pulling the trigger on one. Wondering how it compares to stuff like White's, Viberg, et al.

post #1852 of 1912
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Originally Posted by misterjuiceman View Post

Any word on the current quality of the Dayton Service Boot? Thinking of pulling the trigger on one. Wondering how it compares to stuff like White's, Viberg, et al.

They only really had problems because they accepted like 1000% orders more than they could handle.

It's their slow season now so you should get a good quality pair at this point.
I have 2 from them- the X-Boot and this Service Boot. When I had the X-Boot made, it was about 4 weeks and it's perfect.



I'd say these are comparable to Vibergs, which I've tried on but haven't owned long term.
These are not marketed or distributed heavily, hence they keep their cost to the consumer low.

Vibergs are great but I think because they are so widespread, well-known- it's a higher price. Quality, handmade processes and materials is likely on par.
post #1853 of 1912
Yes and no. Viberg's quality control seems to be on a higher level. Their boots are immaculate, at least the pair of service boots I've handled.

But like you said Dayton went through a rough patch where they had no idea how many SF and SUFU ppl were going to jump on their sale. I have two pairs of service boots from Dayton, the W+H and their house version. The W+H are awesome. Would take them over any Viberg model because they're a work boot but with a sleeker profile overall imo. Dunno if that helps at all.
post #1854 of 1912

 

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Originally Posted by blazingazn View Post


They only really had problems because they accepted like 1000% orders more than they could handle.

It's their slow season now so you should get a good quality pair at this point.
I have 2 from them- the X-Boot and this Service Boot. When I had the X-Boot made, it was about 4 weeks and it's perfect.



I'd say these are comparable to Vibergs, which I've tried on but haven't owned long term.
These are not marketed or distributed heavily, hence they keep their cost to the consumer low.

Vibergs are great but I think because they are so widespread, well-known- it's a higher price. Quality, handmade processes and materials is likely on par.

 

thanks for the info.

 

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Originally Posted by dotcomzzz View Post

Yes and no. Viberg's quality control seems to be on a higher level. Their boots are immaculate, at least the pair of service boots I've handled.

But like you said Dayton went through a rough patch where they had no idea how many SF and SUFU ppl were going to jump on their sale. I have two pairs of service boots from Dayton, the W+H and their house version. The W+H are awesome. Would take them over any Viberg model because they're a work boot but with a sleeker profile overall imo. Dunno if that helps at all.

Thanks for the info--you mention you have both versions of the service boot, but only said the W+H pair is awesome. Were your house-versions from their rough patch? 


Edited by misterjuiceman - 2/4/13 at 7:23am
post #1855 of 1912
Yep. They're actually the second pair they've made me. Ordered the first a few months before they got slammed bu the boot maker ended up branding them with the Dayton logo, something I specified against with my order. This pair was made extra wide for some reason, EE I think, again when I specified a D width on the order (Their D width corresponds to like a C or something for standard widths).

Anyway, it's looking like I might be in Vancouver in a couple months so this pair will literally get walked into the store.

All in all the boot is well made for what it costs. They just have lousy quality control, which hopefully isn't as much of a problem now.
post #1856 of 1912
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Originally Posted by blazingazn View Post

They only really had problems because they accepted like 1000% orders more than they could handle.

You must have missed where they fired all their experienced workers and replaced them with a skeleton crew of scabs.
post #1857 of 1912
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Originally Posted by misterjuiceman View Post

Any word on the current quality of the Dayton Service Boot? Thinking of pulling the trigger on one. Wondering how it compares to stuff like White's, Viberg, et al.

Dayton service boots aren't in the same league as White's or Vibergs, IMHO. My pair's stacked heel has started to come apart a bit, and the topy was really wimpy and peeled off. I've kept my pair and wear them often, but the maintenance has already been a pain. For the money I'd expect better quality.

Beyond build quality, service boots are also very different in shape and fit than the other ones you mention. They have an unreinforced toe box, which gives them a flatter shape (which many here prefer). They also run long. Others have pointed out in this thread how they tend to be more uncomfortable. I can walk all day in my semi-dress boots and be just fine with their arch support. But if you don't have a padded insert in your Dayton service boots you'll probably be hurting.
post #1858 of 1912
When I got the wrong size anniversary sale, craftsmenship was okay for the discounted price I paid. Never seen Viberg, but in terms of quality they are a behind Alden - at least the pair i got.
post #1859 of 1912
Did you guys get reimbursed/credited for return shipping -- for the wrong size?
post #1860 of 1912
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You must have missed where they fired all their experienced workers and replaced them with a skeleton crew of scabs.

Why the hell did they do that?

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