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Finally got my Skye II's in and they did not disappoint...

 

 

 

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?

 

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^ Yes. Great boots.
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Finally got my Skye II's in and they did not disappoint... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)








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?



Rubbish. Send them to me. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by MiamiLex View Post
 

Finally got my Skye II's in and they did not disappoint...

 

 

 

 

 

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.

post #6305 of 7823
my first CJs: double monk Lowndes. Very (very) pleased...I´ve looked at a lot of less pricey alternatives for my first monks, but none were as elegant IMO

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my first CJs: double monk Lowndes. Very (very) pleased...I´ve looked at a lot of less pricey alternatives for my first monks, but none were as elegant IMO

Very nice! I really want them. How did you size?
post #6307 of 7823
Anyone wear the chestnut monkton with a navy suit?
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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.

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+1

 

The Coniston's I recently kopped are the first exposure I've had to dainite. So far, they're head and shoulders above leather, double leather, crepe, commando soles for me.

 

Light, comfortable, durable, with decent traction? Sign me up!

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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 have Dainite on a pair of Carmina boots and they're fantastic.
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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.

 

 

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Having worked retail, some of my best customers were not the tidiest or best dressed. They always bought nice clothes so I was always curious when or if they wore or gave them as gifts. Like me, I would wear suits during the week and be very casual on the weekend.

 

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...

 

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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.

 

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...

post #6312 of 7823
^Agreed about Danite. It's better than leather, but I slid all over the sidewalk in my Islays this winter. Made me wish I had Snowdons with a commando sole.
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Same here, Dainite has it's place but it's a false sense of security if you venture out in inclement weather hoping to be sure footed. It lacks traction.

Commando soles are very good, particularly over country terrain and not as bad as dainite on ice/ snow. Ridgeway is the way to go for sleet, ice snow etc however.
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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...
Glorious England! Where the service is better and the weather is worse...

I'll echo sentiments expressed by saying I like Dainite in place of leather most of the time but if it's meant to be a foul weather shoe/boot, I prefer commando, ridgeway, etc...
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Glorious England! Where the service is better and the weather is worse...

I'll echo sentiments expressed by saying I like Dainite in place of leather most of the time but if it's meant to be a foul weather shoe/boot, I prefer commando, ridgeway, etc...

Makes you Hungary for more doesn't it?
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