Originally Posted by Brinbro
The best way is to bring them into a cobbler and ask him what he could do with them. He'll show you what kind of soles he can put on it and all that and explain the process - if he doesn't have the knowledge it should be pretty evident (first guy I took my boots to didn't even know what a vibram sole was).
The local cobbler I use to work on my wife's shoes always likes to suggest placing a very thin black Vibram sole on the bottom of every shoe to protect the sole. He charges $15 per pair for this service.
I'm a little put off by the idea of sticking something like that to the bottom of my Dayton boots. But you cannot see it when wearing the boots (since the tread is not deep). And from the wear I've observed on my wife's shoes, the Vibram protector should make the original Dayton sole last nearly forever while providing superior traction in the rain. What is everyone's thought on this?
The other option would be to see if Dayton in Vancouver can provide a factory resole or refurbish service for their boots. I'd definitely feel the most comfortable with this option. Anyone know if they offer this?