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post #17161 of 21791
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For the Isham, can we use Dainite, exactly as on the pair posted here? I think a single leather sole would look unbalanced.


FYI, for those considering wensum over danite, I think the reason Leaves suggested danite is because danite for GG includes a leather midsole as standard so it is more like the equivalent to double leather than single leather. Wensum seems more ilke the equivalent to single leather so the balance problems would still exist.

I think the "chunkier" look is the desired effect in order to achieve balance on a casual derby shoe with grained leather. Just my 2 cents, no dog in this race but this would be a more standard makeup.
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I had Wensum on the Wigmores below. They sure look pretty sleek to me. I found the soles to be very hard-wearing. In fairness, these particular boots didn't see a lot of wear, but there was literally zero evidence that they had been worn at all on the soles.

Traction is the same as Dainite. Feeling under foot is softer than Dainite - and I actually prefer the firmer feel of Daintie. Both are very flexible out of the box. I don't find that either sole looks remotely cheap - not even close. Dainite is available in more than one thickness. I can't see it being anything less than an appropriate choice for a heavily textured derby.

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I like the idea of a rubber (beat the hell out of) sole, but when time comes to order I have not been able to order one yet. The thought of passing up some glorious Barker tanned leather soles has been too much for me.

As far as appropriateness, I would say that if this pair was made in a double leather sole, it would be just as appropriate for this grained leather derby style IMO...
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The thought of passing up some glorious Barker tanned leather soles has been too much for me.
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The thought of what rock salt and briny slush would do to those glorious Barker tanned leather soles would be too much for me. Of course, such may not be part of your reality.
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The thought of what rock salt and briny slush would do to those glorious Barker tanned leather soles would be too much for me. Of course, such may not be part of your reality.
Fair enough, but best to not invite indeept talk of such things, as we both know how that goes from previous experiences... wink.gif
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FYI, for those considering wensum over danite, I think the reason Leaves suggested danite is because danite for GG includes a leather midsole as standard so it is more like the equivalent to double leather than single leather. Wensum seems more ilke the equivalent to single leather so the balance problems would still exist.

I think the "chunkier" look is the desired effect in order to achieve balance on a casual derby shoe with grained leather. Just my 2 cents, no dog in this race but this would be a more standard makeup.


True, true...

post #17167 of 21791
JubeiSpiegel do you own G&G jodhpur if so what is your input?
post #17168 of 21791
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FYI, for those considering wensum over danite, I think the reason Leaves suggested danite is because danite for GG includes a leather midsole as standard so it is more like the equivalent to double leather than single leather. Wensum seems more ilke the equivalent to single leather so the balance problems would still exist.

I think the "chunkier" look is the desired effect in order to achieve balance on a casual derby shoe with grained leather. Just my 2 cents, no dog in this race but this would be a more standard makeup.

Exactly. My opinion is that either a Dainite with a leather middle ("double" Dainite) or a double leather sole would give the Isham the most balanced look.
post #17169 of 21791
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The thought of passing up some glorious Barker tanned leather soles has been too much for me.
.

 



The thought of what rock salt and briny slush would do to those glorious Barker tanned leather soles would be too much for me. Of course, such may not be part of your reality.

Tend to use less artisanal solution to deal with those situations. Dainite is unreliable on ice and salt splashes onto the upper anyway.
post #17170 of 21791

I`m interested in the double leather.

 

I feel that the Kudu is an unusual leather, and the more formal leather sole would balance with it well, rather than a `country` sole.

 

Anyone else of the same opinion? We`re almost there...

post #17171 of 21791
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Exactly. My opinion is that either a Dainite with a leather middle ("double" Dainite) or a double leather sole would give the Isham the most balanced look.

I am going with either of these sole options. I already started an experiment of highland grain with single sole and Kudu is even more textured...
post #17172 of 21791
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Tend to use less artisanal solution to deal with those situations. Dainite is unreliable on ice and salt splashes onto the upper anyway.

 



Dainiteisn't more slippery than leather on ice, and will be impervious to salt and water damage. The exposure of the upper to the elements is a neutral factor as between the two when considering versatility for foul-weather wear. If we were discussing a dainty formal dress shoe, I wouldn't be advancing this as a factor bearing consideration.
post #17173 of 21791
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Exactly. My opinion is that either a Dainite with a leather middle ("double" Dainite) or a double leather sole would give the Isham the most balanced look.

 



Spot on.
post #17174 of 21791
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Tend to use less artisanal solution to deal with those situations. Dainite is unreliable on ice and salt splashes onto the upper anyway.

 



Dainiteisn't more slippery than leather on ice, and will be impervious to salt and water damage. The exposure of the upper to the elements is a neutral factor as between the two when considering versatility for foul-weather wear. If we were discussing a dainty formal dress shoe, I wouldn't be advancing this as a factor bearing consideration.

Sure, perhaps you walk around in Dainite with slush to 1 inch snow, which definitely is better than leather sole. Just saying I usually change indoors rather than walking around in Dainite on ice so irrelevant in my case.
post #17175 of 21791
Is the leather supple and soft or more rigid and tough?
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