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For me the Wensum or a double leather please. Could the sole be chosen seperately?

For a quality shoe like this, the double leather would be first choice. The Dainite gives it a cheap feel IMHO

Or the half double up front....man, that would be the dog's bollocks!!
post #17147 of 21785
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Originally Posted by daizawaguy View Post

For me the Wensum or a double leather please. Could the sole be chosen seperately?

For a quality shoe like this, the double leather would be first choice. The Dainite gives it a cheap feel IMHO

I am open to either double/dainite as I care mostly about how thick the sole would be. Wensum will be thinner. I don't have any experience with Wensum as you do with your barclay, just wondering how does that feel less cheap?

Thanks.
post #17148 of 21785
Somehow those fake studs and the fact that the Dainite is avaliable on many shoes versus the Wensum that is only avaliable on the G&G makes we lean heavily away from Dainite. Double up front with the curved back part for me please!
post #17149 of 21785
DDD I'm out on isham on MH71, thanks for thinking of me.

I'll likely go MTO if I decide on a second kudu makeup
post #17150 of 21785
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Originally Posted by daizawaguy View Post

Somehow those fake studs and the fact that the Dainite is avaliable on many shoes versus the Wensum that is only avaliable on the G&G makes we lean heavily away from Dainite. Double up front with the curved back part for me please!

Thanks for sharing your impression on Wensum. So now you want a HAF? A viable option as well.
post #17151 of 21785
IMO saying dainite makes it feel cheap is ridiculous. It might not be your preference but it does not have that effect
post #17152 of 21785
Bumble_Bee how is the G&G wensum for boot or shoes? Sleek enough & good enough to handle bad weather. Look like you own one your or any one else experience would be greatly appreciated.
post #17153 of 21785
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Originally Posted by TtownMD View Post

Bumble_Bee how is the G&G wensum for boot or shoes? Sleek enough & good enough to handle bad weather. Look like you own one your or any one else experience would be greatly appreciated.

Sorry, I don't have one. Daizawa guy I believed posted some pictures of his barclay with wensum. He would know about it. I also think back a few years, someone here posted a few pictures of Isham in Wensum.

In general, wensum keeps it sleek as it's not really much thicker than single sole. Although Daizawa thinks Dainite looks cheap, I am not sure wensum makes it "less cheap" at least on picture. I just think Dainite makes it less comfortable with a stiffer material.
post #17154 of 21785

Here are some photos. The ultimate all weather sole, and incredible durability - way above the Dainite IMHO. I cant tell you how great the material is. I`m a greta fan of the wensum.

 

 

 

The bottom photo was taken about the time I had worn through the heel and it had to be replaced. Absolutely no signs of wear on the sole!

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Beautiful work.

 

Do you think they are less slippery than Dainite soles?.  Thanks in advance.

post #17156 of 21785

I`s say they are the same, or maybe less slippery - the rubber has those ribs and is a harder but quite flexible compound. I found previous dainites to wear quite quickly once you are past the studs, whereas the Wensum is indestructible - a bit like RMW rubber sole

post #17157 of 21785

But, my first choice would be a double leather in front only....any followers? That would make it a classy shoe, and give it great balance

post #17158 of 21785
Thank you daizawaguy & bumble_bee for info & pic
post #17159 of 21785
From the pic they look very sleek & not bulky & if I had a choice between danitie or wensum I would go with wensum. To me from the picture look much more sleek & not super chunky etc
post #17160 of 21785
I need some wensum in my life. If not on this pair, definitely my next... nod[1].gif
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