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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

Dainite is awful.
For rubber to be as hard wearing and to last as long as leather, it needs to be quite dense, which unfortunately means they don't grip at all. Dainite has this disadvantage, but also doesn't have much traction. I find leather soles actually have more traction than dainite.
My advice is to get a boot with leather soles and have a cobbler install commando on them.

Hendrix has the right of it...whether it applies to Danite or Vibran or soleguard/Topy. They are all dense rubber materials and will not reliably grip ice or wet, slick cobbles,etc.. To the extent that they are "surfaced"--have lugs or ridges or stippling, that texture will grip on irregular surfaces better than a smooth surface outsole of any kind. That's just common sense, but a leather sole with leather lugs (or iron hobnails) would grip as well or better in such circumstances. When, as in the case of Topy, the surface gets worn smooth the gripping power disappears, especially in ice or snow or wet.
post #13742 of 18688
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

Many thanks, gentlemen. They are 1960's Nettletons.

You sellin? I'm buyin.
post #13743 of 18688
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

Today's shoe. 1950's Wingtip Oxfords.

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The stitching on these is remarkable.  Where did you find them?  And who restored them?  Did they need a re-sole, and in which case, who did it?

 

(Sorry for all the questions, but I'm impressed!)

post #13744 of 18688
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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon View Post

It's probably pretty practical but I don't think I've ever seen a nice crepe soled shoe (My sweeping statement for the week).
Case in point

Ahem, the Corthay "Bob" chukka w/ crepe sole

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post #13745 of 18688
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Originally Posted by Knowledge is King View Post

Ahem, the Corthay "Bob" chukka w/ crepe sole Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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post #13746 of 18688
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Burton, I've tried Commando soles on snow and ice. Snow packs into the the soles and they become slippery, they are no help on ice. The only reliable sole options I've found are Ridgeway and Crepe, both hold well because the material is softer. Then there are Swims galoshes, they also work if one can accept the rubbery look.

This is absolutely correct. A flexible crepe is the best in slippery conditions.
post #13747 of 18688
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Originally Posted by Knowledge is King View Post

Ahem, the Corthay "Bob" chukka w/ crepe sole
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Very nice!
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post


The stitching on these is remarkable.  Where did you find them?  And who restored them?  Did they need a re-sole, and in which case, who did it?

(Sorry for all the questions, but I'm impressed!)

Great, Issh - mimo wants your laces!
post #13748 of 18688
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post


Very nice!
Great, Issh - mimo wants your laces!

Don't like crepe soles though :p

 

I tend to stay with leather, and walk carefully, bar one C&J Dainite as mentioned...

 

I've never quite found the place for orange laces - along with yellow and green.  But I have all of those colours, and it's only a matter of time!

post #13749 of 18688
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post

This is absolutely correct. A flexible crepe is the best in slippery conditions.

I'd rather slip and fall than wear crepe soles.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


I'd rather slip and fall than wear crepe soles.

 

Yes indeed! Hire litter-bearers if necessary!

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Yes indeed! Hire litter-bearers if necessary!

But what soles would be on the litter-bearers' soles? Sneakers? How uncouth!
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post


The stitching on these is remarkable.  Where did you find them?  And who restored them?  Did they need a re-sole, and in which case, who did it?

(Sorry for all the questions, but I'm impressed!)

Thanks for the compliment, friend. The material used for soles in the 1950's seems to be denser than what I see today, because I often find the soles to be quite good (as in here). The restoration was done myself, using a variety of conditioners and cream polishes. The welt stitch was a challenge, as it was polished over, but eventually it came back to the original cream color.

Thanks Again!
post #13753 of 18688
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Originally Posted by kungapa View Post


But what soles would be on the litter-bearers' soles? Sneakers? How uncouth!

 

Maybe bare feet?  Flip flops?  As long as one couldn't see them...;)

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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post


Thanks for the compliment, friend. The material used for soles in the 1950's seems to be denser than what I see today, because I often find the soles to be quite good (as in here). The restoration was done myself, using a variety of conditioners and cream polishes. The welt stitch was a challenge, as it was polished over, but eventually it came back to the original cream color.
Thanks Again!

 

I had a look at your eBay listings.  Where do you find all this stuff?!  (Incidentally, I'm about a US 10 E, with a weakness for spectators...)

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Chukka in suede, could be worn when it's snowing or would I use some procetion?

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