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post #376 of 456
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

I dig the Alden (or Alden like) low-profile commando sole but wondering how does it compare to a Dainite sole in terms of comfort, grip and durability?

Bumping this thread hoping someone has a pic of said "low-profile commando sole"...
post #377 of 456
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Originally Posted by IGotId View Post


Bumping this thread hoping someone has a pic of said "low-profile commando sole"...

 

I got videos:

 

 

And a full commando sole:

 

post #378 of 456
Thanks for the quick reply, so from what I understand Nick's commando sole is similar to the boots in the second video correct?
post #379 of 456
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Originally Posted by uunngghh View Post

I bought a pair of black AE McTavishes off the Bay in which the previous owner's foot imprint was very uncomfortable. As the soles were kind of squishy already, I sent them into B Nelson to put red Dainite soles on them with antique edges. I figured if I was going to spend the money to resole them, I might as well spend a couple extra bucks to make them rainy day shoes and have them last longer than standard leather or JR soles. Nick did a great job releveling the insole for me so the previous owner's imprint was mostly gone. After a couple of wears out in town, I can feel my new imprint in the shoe, and it is super comfortable to wear. Even in wet conditions, I've had no issue with slipping with the Dainite soles, and they feel similar to leather soles in terms of comfort. Nothing but praise for B. Nelson!

Would love to see pics!
post #380 of 456
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Originally Posted by IGotId View Post

Thanks for the quick reply, so from what I understand Nick's commando sole is similar to the boots in the second video correct?

I don't know for sure but likely that is true. 

post #381 of 456
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Originally Posted by IGotId View Post

Thanks for the quick reply, so from what I understand Nick's commando sole is similar to the boots in the second video correct?

Just to clarify, this is the one:

http://www.cheaney.co.uk/country-leisure/35/cheaney-tweed-c-country-boots-in-almond-grain#

Thanks again for the kind words.
post #382 of 456
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Originally Posted by Nick V. View Post

Just to clarify, this is the one:

http://www.cheaney.co.uk/country-leisure/35/cheaney-tweed-c-country-boots-in-almond-grain#

Thanks again for the kind words.

Thanks Nick, I'm sticking with brown Dainite!
post #383 of 456
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Originally Posted by IGotId View Post

Thanks Nick, I'm sticking with brown Dainite!

Great job Nick!



post #384 of 456
So one of the straps on a pair of double monks I own completely broke the other day. Has anybody had any luck getting this repaired?
post #385 of 456
Thought I'd chime in that I packed them off a pair of my beloved Alden shell wingtips to be resoled . While my gait is very hard on the toes their previous resoling of a pair of EG for RLPL boots with those Rickenbacker soles is still going strong 2 years later with nary any toe wear, unlike the all my from-the-manufacturer soles where the toes just get beat. The Ricken's just seem to hold up so well that I still haven't felt the need for toe taps.

Anyway, now I need to be patient and wait; I'd had them out of rotation and overdue for so long (6 months? maybe longer?) it almost feels like getting a new pair of shoes.

I should have done a "before" pic, but I didn't. Will post an "after" pic once they're back in action.
post #386 of 456


I agree with this. I really can't understand how someone could pull off anything other than a dainite or perhaps a crepe sole in the city. As someone who has been here a long time I know ducking in and out of meeting places, restaurants, etc, especially with foul weather, you need to find that middle ground of attractive, functionality and appropriate for all settings. Also, I've traveled somewhat and I really don't know what the deal is about NYC streets, but boy they are some of the hardest on shoes. I simply just think its due to the fact that you walk so much and its up and down subway stairs and climbing over god knows what (I know many cities are like this), but in NYC you're fighting for every inch, everywhere and I just feel like with the hard dainite soles these are so much better when literally kicking everything in sight. 

 

I actually just realized that I've wilted my collection down to just one pair of rubber chelsea boots with a commando sole and those are for the slushy extreme snow days. Outside of that I feel every man needs to have a pair or two of dainite soled shoes. Wearing leather soled shoes (without topy and toe guard) in NYC is a mystery to me. I've done it and blown out naked leather soles in weeks on these streets. 

post #387 of 456
Are you serious? I hate dianite soles. Only wear leather except for thick snow. Dianites are useless, ugly, and slippery. If you proper oak bark tanned soles they get a nap as they wear almost like suede which is great for grip. It is absurdly bizarre to me to have your perspective.
post #388 of 456
Dainite beats leather for any kind of foul weather wear. And is vastly more durable even on the sunny days.
post #389 of 456
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Dainite beats leather for any kind of foul weather wear. And is vastly more durable even on the sunny days.

+1. Whenever it starts raining or snowing, the last thing I want to put on is a pair of leather soled shoes.
post #390 of 456
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Dainite beats leather for any kind of foul weather wear. And is vastly more durable even on the sunny days.

Quoted for truth.
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