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post #346 of 375
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I found that dianite soles suck as far as everything. Slippery as hell in wet weather, much more so than good old oak bark soles (they get a nap like suede). Dianites are useless, IMO.

dainite is slippery indeed, was reminded of that after sliding on some wet tile this afternoon. its as stiff as a double leather sole yet doesnt have any of the traction. commando soles are better in wet condition and I think it has something to do with the softer, more flexible rubber. youll notice dainite is constructed with rubber studs so the soles of your boot are making contact with, i would guess, only 50% of the ground.
post #347 of 375
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I found that dianite soles suck as far as everything. Slippery as hell in wet weather, much more so than good old oak bark soles (they get a nap like suede). Dianites are useless, IMO.

dainite is slippery indeed, was reminded of that after sliding on some wet tile this afternoon. its as stiff as a double leather sole yet doesnt have any of the traction. commando soles are better in wet condition and I think it has something to do with the softer, more flexible rubber. youll notice dainite is constructed with rubber studs so the soles of your boot are making contact with, i would guess, only 50% of the ground.
post #348 of 375
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Thanks for your input. 

Here's another question, can B.Nelson do a neoprene sole similar to the Alden Indy boot? As far as flat soles go, that one seems to last a really long time. 

love the neoprene sole. it feels like the single flex welt
post #349 of 375
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post #350 of 375
crepe sole is the bes sole. b. nelson has some really nice crepe. very thick.
post #351 of 375
how thick do you like your crepe, teger?
post #352 of 375
real, real thick. nice and hard.
post #353 of 375
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Love the look of dainite on Alden especially with that edge trim.

NAMOR - thank you! Really pleased with how they turned out.

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I found that dianite soles suck as far as everything. Slippery as hell in wet weather, much more so than good old oak bark soles (they get a nap like suede). Dianites are useless, IMO.

Don't have much experience with Dainite as this is my first pair. Haven't had much trouble with them on wet surfaces so far but I guess time will tell.
post #354 of 375
for the record i prefer dainite over leather and commando. altough its not as slip resistant, i find it more durable than commando and its profile is as attractive as a leather sole
post #355 of 375
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Originally Posted by jk2317 View Post


Jk, those uppers look excellent.

How many wears would you say before you wore out the sole? Just shows how long a good shoe can last. Just has to be resoled.
post #356 of 375
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

pB might have been responding to the "roughtly equivalent" part; I always forget Moulded do resoles.

What's turn around time for Moulded and how much do they charge?
post #357 of 375
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

for the record i prefer dainite over leather and commando. altough its not as slip resistant, i find it more durable than commando and its profile is as attractive as a leather sole

+1, most of my dress boots have dainite sole, since it's for rainy/snow days I wanted rubber sole, but anything other than dainite sole would have looked too casual in my opinion. I don't really have a problem with traction for some reason.
post #358 of 375
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

I hate to kill a man's business but I agree with this which is why I will only send my shoes to the manufacturer for a resole.

This is what I will be doing after BNelson resoled my Viberg Boondockers. Manufacturer only.
post #359 of 375
Did you honestly think anyone but Viberg could recreate that welt?

BNelson is great for middle of the road shoes and straightforward projects: Alden, AE, C&J, toe taps, etc. dissapointment can follow once you begin giving special instructions or expecting factory quality results. if you like JL because of their tight welt, or EG for their sleek, beveled waists than you're probably better off with a manufacture resole. On the other hand if your closet is full of Alden and all you want is a resole every 2 years than you're pretty much set
post #360 of 375
Namor pretty much said it. If you are a prima donna and expect to get the exact-fucking-thing-that-came-from-the-factory you will be disappointed. If you understand it is the best non-manufacterer resole you will be very happy. FWIW, a lot of people on here aren't even getting channeled stitching, which I think they do very well and create a nice beveled waist. Honestly, from eye to shoe distance regardless of what method you use to resole not you, or anybody will be able to tell the difference. Most of the manufacturers as I said before create a real hassle for the customer to get a resole, the cost is high, the time is long, and I personally can't be bothered.

As for neoprene, I personally haven't worn it, I think crepes just look downright ugly. I love the look and feel of a leather sole. Dianites while thin there is something about seeing the bottom of a dress shoe in rubber that bothers me. Something nice about seeing somebody walking and the underside of the shoes are natural. Call me crazy, but it is what it is. Also, like I said before oak bark soles get a nap on them almost like suede when you wear them so they do grip much better than regular tanned soles that get slick and slippery.
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