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post #1006 of 1069

Just got my Trench boots back from a resole.  They came with the flat leather sole (all that was available at the time), which I was never wild about, so even though they still had some life in them I decided after a year to resole them with Dainites.  Here is the result:

 

 

I like the way they look, and I've had Dainites in the past and am pretty certain I'll be happy with the feel.  Looking forward to dirtying up the new welt a bit...

 

BTW, these have spent a year being my second pair of boots, so have gotten a medium amount of wear.  The natural CXL darkened up quite a bit of course, and have stretched some in the lacing area, but overall I am happy with them.

post #1007 of 1069
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post


congrats ! great looking boots!


Agreed!

post #1008 of 1069
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

Just got my Trench boots back from a resole.  They came with the flat leather sole (all that was available at the time), which I was never wild about, so even though they still had some life in them I decided after a year to resole them with Dainites.  Here is the result:




I like the way they look, and I've had Dainites in the past and am pretty certain I'll be happy with the feel.  Looking forward to dirtying up the new welt a bit...

BTW, these have spent a year being my second pair of boots, so have gotten a medium amount of wear.  The natural CXL darkened up quite a bit of course, and have stretched some in the lacing area, but overall I am happy with them.

Man they look great! I wish that look was offered standard. I bet it would sell a lot
post #1009 of 1069
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Originally Posted by wonsmithr8 View Post

Man they look great! I wish that look was offered standard. I bet it would sell a lot

Thanks. I think they lost a bit of their sprung toe with the resole, which is too bad. But otherwise, I consider it a great success.
post #1010 of 1069
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Originally Posted by rusticchasm View Post
 

what do people think of this fit?

 

Looks like the fit of my boat shoes. I've had them a couple of years and they are as comfortable as can be.

post #1011 of 1069

Am I the only one who is not a huge fan of Danite soles? I feel like I am about to get steamrolled here. First of all they are slippery as can be if the floor is at all wet, first time I wore them I literally had to shuffle my feet across the floor of the grocery. Also I feel like they don't flex very well. My leather soled pair is one of my most comfortable pairs of shoes, but the danite still hurts my feet after plenty of wear because the sole doesn't bend very easily. 

 

Let the roast begin!

post #1012 of 1069
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Originally Posted by davidw25 View Post
 

Am I the only one who is not a huge fan of Danite soles? I feel like I am about to get steamrolled here. First of all they are slippery as can be if the floor is at all wet, first time I wore them I literally had to shuffle my feet across the floor of the grocery. Also I feel like they don't flex very well. My leather soled pair is one of my most comfortable pairs of shoes, but the danite still hurts my feet after plenty of wear because the sole doesn't bend very easily. 

 

Let the roast begin!

 

No need for roasting.  There is no doubt that Dainites are better suited for walking down an English country road or across a sheep field (which I haven't had a chance to do yet) than on wet linoleum.  Though I have found them to be fine on anything beyond a wet floor.  As far as stiffness, I like that about them.  The flat leather I found to be slippery also in certain circumstances, but generally just too light and flexible -- I could feel the ground far too much through them.  I like a "rock as you walk" effect that thicker soles with a turned up toe gives you.  Different strokes...

 

(Also, my daughter likes the smiley face the heel makes on the squishy floormat in our kitchen!)

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Originally Posted by davidw25 View Post

Am I the only one who is not a huge fan of Danite soles? I feel like I am about to get steamrolled here. First of all they are slippery as can be if the floor is at all wet, first time I wore them I literally had to shuffle my feet across the floor of the grocery. Also I feel like they don't flex very well. My leather soled pair is one of my most comfortable pairs of shoes, but the danite still hurts my feet after plenty of wear because the sole doesn't bend very easily. 

Let the roast begin!

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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

No need for roasting.  There is no doubt that Dainites are better suited for walking down an English country road or across a sheep field (which I haven't had a chance to do yet) than on wet linoleum.  Though I have found them to be fine on anything beyond a wet floor.  As far as stiffness, I like that about them.  The flat leather I found to be slippery also in certain circumstances, but generally just too light and flexible -- I could feel the ground far too much through them.  I like a "rock as you walk" effect that thicker soles with a turned up toe gives you.  Different strokes...

(Also, my daughter likes the smiley face the heel makes on the squishy floormat in our kitchen!)

Haha no doubt about the slipperiness of dainite on a wet floor (got my first surprise walking into work on snowy day and almost fell on my ass). To add to what linafelt said, I also like how much more durable dainite is, wears less, I don't have to worry about the weather, and less likely for pebbles or anything to get stuck in the sole.
post #1014 of 1069

All fair points. I only have one shoe with them, and while I haven't slipped in them, I definitely miss both the look and sound of leather soles.

post #1015 of 1069

Just got my black trenches from Kaliber in Santa Rosa, CA (super chill shop). So far, love them! They are on the larger side of true to size, but just slightly. If you are in between sizes, go for the smaller of the two and you'll be good to go.

post #1016 of 1069

^ Very nice!

post #1017 of 1069
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post
 

Just got my Trench boots back from a resole.  They came with the flat leather sole (all that was available at the time), which I was never wild about, so even though they still had some life in them I decided after a year to resole them with Dainites.  Here is the result:

 

 

I like the way they look, and I've had Dainites in the past and am pretty certain I'll be happy with the feel.  Looking forward to dirtying up the new welt a bit...

 

BTW, these have spent a year being my second pair of boots, so have gotten a medium amount of wear.  The natural CXL darkened up quite a bit of course, and have stretched some in the lacing area, but overall I am happy with them.

 

Men, if anyone is interested, I've listed these for sale in the classifieds...

post #1018 of 1069

Didn't dig the resole?

post #1019 of 1069
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Originally Posted by titsmcgee852 View Post
 

Didn't dig the resole?

 

No, actually I like the resole a lot, much better than the original leather sole.  Just realized that they fit the same slot as my White's Boots, which I am now wearing regularly.  Looking to get a different style boot/shoe instead, and need the cash.  Figured if I am ever going to replace the OSBs I ought to put them up for sale now, before I put any wear on the new soles.

post #1020 of 1069
If anyone is looking for a pair of hunt boots in 9D, I have a pair that is new except for a little shop wear. Will offer at a good price. awesome burgundy color and cross stitched toe.
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