My only complaint, there is a bit of undyed leather at the tip of the brogue... Think I should just dab some brown polish on it and call it a day?
Wow nice, I am tempted to wear down my lindricks ASAP for resoling into dainite soles.
I'm completely enamored by the dainite. I've had primarily double leather on my shoes & boots until I picked up the Islay this year. I'm ready to resole all my Alden boots with dainite when they need it.
I said it before a long time ago but I'll say it one more time -- I went to the NY store and the salesman working the floor there was shockingly cold, rude, inattentive, and dismissive. I'm a polite, well-dressed (I like to think) guy in my 30s, so while I might be a bit younger than the typical customer there, I don't know that my appearance should have made me an automatic non-entity in the eyes of the salesman. Regardless, I was treated as completely unwelcome. F-. I do understand that others have had better experiences with better salespeople there.
First time I went into the Birmingham shop here, I was wearing trainers and jeans and I have full tattooed sleeves which were on show and I was treated like royalty. That initial courtesy has paid off well for the company as C&J boots dominate my collection, and I have quite a collection to speak of...
Interesting, because I'm planning on replacing the (studded) Dainite soles on most or all of my boots when the time comes, and replacing them with either Ridgeway, Medway and possibly even commando!
I find the latter soles much better on ice and also more comfortable to walk in - I find that walking in boots with the classic Dainite sole often becomes quite uncomfortable after a few miles as the sole often feels like it's 'slapping' the ground instead of 'rolling' on it, if that makes any sense at all...