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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I've never gotten wet feet while wearing leather shoes, even in my half a mile walk home in the rain. Waterproof is on the absolute bottom of my list of requirements for footwear. I don't really understand the need for it unless you are literally walking in a river deeper than your ankles.

(Longtime lurker, rare poster, much thanks to all)

One day, just maybe one day, I'll get round to doing some shoe photos for this thread.

After the AS, C&J, Churchs, Cheany, etc - with some Dainite, I'll do a page of "special purpose(waterproof)".

Some old Davos vibram boots for climbing, some Alt-Berg boots for motorcycling, and some Dubarry sailing boots for ocean racing.

Ecclesiastes 3:1.
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Dianites suck. I found them more slippery than good ole' oak bark.
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Fair point; depends on the circumstances, but Dubarry razor cut is my preferred sole for wet teak, never mind bark biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Dianites suck. I found them more slippery than good ole' oak bark.

The only good Dainite would do is when one need something to walk in wherever lacks pavement. Even so, for a walk in the woods, oak bark with hobnails could still beat the solid waste out of dainite.

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I've never gotten wet feet while wearing leather shoes, even in my half a mile walk home in the rain. Waterproof is on the absolute bottom of my list of requirements for footwear. I don't really understand the need for it unless you are literally walking in a river deeper than your ankles.

Leather was made to be a water resistant material. Any kind of treatments done to it - with the exclusion of emulsified stuff - will only enhance this capability. However, oils alone are so much lighter than water, they literally get pushed out of the structure, and there comes the waxes and tallows to prevent the lubricant and moisture being lost.

 

Just my understanding.

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I understand we all have problems with shell welting, and I gotta admit, it makes the material looks suck ass. 

 

Still, for a rainy day, I would not trade my shell boots for anything else, because, let's admit it, set aside the good look, shell is damn crazy for its warmth and water resistance. Additional treatments will only increase that advantage. 

 

I hate rain spots. And for that reason, I bought the deer bone. I know many find it ineffective, however, in my case, even when I think the bone is fairly overpriced, I would still say that the item is worth an investment.

 

I have bad experience and cold feet wearing calfskin in the rain, therefore, I wouldn't even try, unless it's waxed calf, which was heavily impregnated.

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Those are for tools. I wear these:

Any treatments done to these?

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@David Copeland II

 

I've said this a billion times too...

 

Deer bones don't do anything except scratch the hell out of your shoes.

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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post
 

I understand we all have problems with shell welting, and I gotta admit, it makes the material looks suck ass. 

 

Still, for a rainy day, I would not trade my shell boots for anything else, because, let's admit it, set aside the good look, shell is damn crazy for its warmth and water resistance. Additional treatments will only increase that advantage. 

 

I hate rain spots. And for that reason, I bought the deer bone. I know many find it ineffective, however, in my case, even when I think the bone is fairly overpriced, I would still say that the item is worth an investment.

 

I have bad experience and cold feet wearing calfskin in the rain, therefore, I wouldn't even try, unless it's waxed calf, which was heavily impregnated.

 

That would be one of the many losing investment you could buy if you believe forum myth and hypes.

 

Cold feet in the rain?!?!?  Why not try some of those fur lined boots.  Or Uggs.

 

You gotta be smoking something awesome if you believe shell cordovan is water resistant. 

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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post
 

@David Copeland II

 

I've said this a billion times too...

 

Deer bones don't do anything except scratch the hell out of your shoes.

You stop calling me by that name or else we have big problem. I am sick of it. Furthermore, don'tr try to diss people's experience. No fun. Just because you're here before I openly presented myself does not make you any way better. 

 

I had great results with my item. No need for you to be so colossal.

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Originally Posted by chogall View Post
 

 

That would be one of the many losing investment you could buy if you believe forum myth and hypes.

 

Cold feet in the rain?!?!?  Why not try some of those fur lined boots.  Or Uggs.

 

You gotta be smoking something awesome if you believe shell cordovan is water resistant. 

Uggs sucks. FUr line stuff when contact with water freeze the feet way faster.

 

And no, I don't smoke. And shell resist water way better than rain coat, even. 

 

I did not buy the bone out of myths. Even so, it worked for me, and I've seen working results from many others. So please, no, it is not worth criticizing. Even so, if you had bad experience with the stuff, sorry to hear.

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Dainite kicks leather's butt on anything but dry pavement and lasts much, much longer regardless of the walking surface.  Leather soles in winter suck.  Winter sucks.  Dainite makes winter suck slightly less.

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post
 

Dainite kicks leather's butt on anything but dry pavement and lasts much, much longer regardless of the walking surface.  Leather soles in winter suck.  Winter sucks.  Dainite makes winter suck slightly less.

Well, you make certain points. 

 

I love winter, though.

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Anybody here an owner of waxed calf footwear? I know DW made several boots out of it, but I'd like to see some from owners as well.

 

Heavy wax calf can potentially compete with shell cordovan.

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