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Thanks guys, I also love the proportions of the Skye more (4 row of hooks and 4 row of lace holes instead of a mile high 5 on the Islay), and a heel brogueing is more appealing on the Skye as well, though I like the rounded toe shape of the Islay last .. Still a bit of a mixed feelings ..


Need the boots before the ugly weather starts so I will post the photos of a purchase decision soon ..

Bear in mind the the Skye - 335 last - has a wonderful rounded toe in its own right. At least I think so....
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For me this is easy: Skye. To my eye the Skye has overall better proportions.


Or in my case, both! C&J Islay's came in today.  I can wear these when the weather is too poor for my Skyes.

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The manager at the CJ store in Birmingham UK told me that new soles would last up to five years. After one wear the toe is already chewed up. I am not worried about the ball of the foot area but If that toe goes, then I am going to start eating the upper that is just above the sole on the toe. I think the extended toe on the Lowndes last is the cause which seems to catch the pavement. I think when I get them resoled (hopefully later than sooner) I will get a rubber sole as posed to leather.

 

I have a pair of Northcote with Dainite sole and a nice chunk came off the toe of the right foot after about 20 wears. I am 99% sure it has to do with the 348 last which is rather long and tends to catch on the pavement very quickly. I tok them to CJ a couple of times and they did sweet FA. Now I always buy CJ shoes with my credit card. In case anything happens and CJ are still as useless as they were I can always make a claim with my C under sec75.

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Or in my case, both! C&J Islay's came in today.  I can wear these when the weather is too poor for my Skyes.

 

Don't Skye come in Dainite sole with storm welt?

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Don't Skye come in Dainite sole with storm welt?

 

Usually, but mine were a GMTO in whiskey shell and a double leather sole.  I love them so much, but I don't want to chance that beautiful whiskey shell in rain/water.

 

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I bought some brown Loundes the other day. The first day I wore them in the rain. I know. I know. Bad move, but I live in England. After one day, the soles look like this...

It looks like at the toe the stitching was most reached. This looks really bad to me. Am I off?

 

The first few wears will always beat up the toe the most. After that, it will stabilize and wear slower. I also have a gait which wears out the toe faster than the rest of the sole. After a year or so, I will ask my local cobler to replace the toe of the sole with a new piece of leather or rubber (not a resole). When I later sent the shoes to C&J for a resole this replacement of the toe of the sole is normally not a reason for C&J to refuse the demand for resole. 

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The first few wears will always beat up the toe the most. After that, it will stabilize and wear slower. I also have a gait which wears out the toe faster than the rest of the sole. After a year or so, I will ask my local cobler to replace the toe of the sole with a new piece of leather or rubber (not a resole). When I later sent the shoes to C&J for a resole this replacement of the toe of the sole is normally not a reason for C&J to refuse the demand for resole. 


why not just install steel metal plate for the toe?
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why not just install steel metal plate for the toe?

I don't like it; the way I do it is perfect for me :)

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C&J Knightsbridge added this rubber bit for me when the leather was wearing away on my Lamont's. Very happy with the work :)

 

 

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^I do that with all my C&Js and I'm very happy as well. My cobbler says he prefers to install them when the shoes are due for a resole (cause it's always the tip of the shoes that get run down first) and then the rubber can be replaced a few times before the soles themselves are ready to be replaced. With some sole oil they can last a pretty long time then!
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Folks,

 

Would appreciate some feedback.  I'm rebuilding my work shoe rotation and dabbling in purchasing my first C&J shoes.  I'm thinking of grabbing the Connaught in black and the Lowndes in dark brown.  Are these two a good "intro" into C&J shoes or would you recommend something else?

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Folks,

Would appreciate some feedback.  I'm rebuilding my work shoe rotation and dabbling in purchasing my first C&J shoes.  I'm thinking of grabbing the Connaught in black and the Lowndes in dark brown.  Are these two a good "intro" into C&J shoes or would you recommend something else?

That's it, you got right. Those two are great choice for beginning. Your third purchase should be a pair of C&J boots.
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I'd rather do something else as a second shoe. Maybe a shortwing open laced shoe. Would not jump into double monks unless you're sure you like them.
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Harrogates
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It's snowing today so I thought I'd put my new Islays to work!

 

 

I just love these.  The scotch grain leather is fantastic. Surprisingly soft and pliable!

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