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post #46 of 71
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post
I find the Darltons soles to be very soft and the toes especially wear quite quickly. I walked about 5 miles in them the other day and the toes wore so much as to be visible from the top. I will probably not buy again. I have not been overly happy win any C &J purchase.

I have found this to be true of Church's Graftons too which also have the thick double sole.
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post #47 of 71
If they were great shoes I wold have bothered with taps. I find them just alright shoes so of they wear put in a couple of years I won't cry about it.
post #48 of 71
Just wanted to add that these shoes do not look clunky at all while worn and feel quite comfortable.

Lives up to the hype imo.
post #49 of 71
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post
If they were great shoes I wold have bothered with taps. I find them just alright shoes so of they wear put in a couple of years I won't cry about it.
Why not put the ball tips on them? It surely will extend the life of these shoes. I think the OP should get this done by a good shoemaker before he wears them as he will certainly be very disappointed to see the tips of his shoes disappear quickly in a few wears as many double thick sole wearers seem to find. I'm going to get my Church's Graftons tipped as well as my Church's Burwoods that I haven't worn yet even though they may not be as prone to the frontal wear like the Graftons being thinner and I think hader but I don't want to risk it. Please can you let us know what are good shoes in your opinion, Patek? I ask as you have much shoe experience.
post #50 of 71
You really need to either get a grip of yourself, noting that these are just shoes whose lot in life is to be worn and thus soiled or tarnish or have a display case made for them and insist on showing them to everyone who visits your house.

Waffling here about this is not worth the time and is rather silly really.
post #51 of 71
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post
a pair of daltons is not worth this type of adoration.

this is how i feel.
post #52 of 71
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post
I find the Darltons soles to be very soft and the toes especially wear quite quickly. I walked about 5 miles in them the other day and the toes wore so much as to be visible from the top. I will probably not buy again. I have not been overly happy win any C &J purchase.

Interestingly enough, I was looking at my sole after Day 1 and i did notice the toe part was gettnig scratched up more. I'm guessing it's because of how stiff it starts out to be before being broken in.


No resoling on Darltons?
post #53 of 71
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Originally Posted by Fraiche View Post
Interestingly enough, I was looking at my sole after Day 1 and i did notice the toe part was gettnig scratched up more. I'm guessing it's because of how stiff it starts out to be before being broken in.


No resoling on Darltons?

Presumably C&J would resole them for you, I cannot see them saying no just because it was sold as a RL shoe.
post #54 of 71
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Originally Posted by uniesse View Post
Presumably C&J would resole them for you, I cannot see them saying no just because it was sold as a RL shoe.
Apparently they do say no, and for exactly that reason. At least that's what I have heard anecdotally. Have not worn my Darltons down to quite that point yet, but I'll find out when I get there. I have heard, however, that many companies (C&J included) will not resole a retail-rebranded shoe of their own making.
post #55 of 71
This reminds me of when I was a kid with new Nike's. I wouldn't want to crease them so I walked like my knees couldn't bend.
post #56 of 71
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Originally Posted by miurasv View Post
Why not put the ball tips on them? It surely will extend the life of these shoes. I think the OP should get this done by a good shoemaker before he wears them as he will certainly be very disappointed to see the tips of his shoes disappear quickly in a few wears as many double thick sole wearers seem to find. I'm going to get my Church's Graftons tipped as well as my Church's Burwoods that I haven't worn yet even though they may not be as prone to the frontal wear like the Graftons being thinner and I think hader but I don't want to risk it. Please can you let us know what are good shoes in your opinion, Patek? I ask as you have much shoe experience.
I wouldn't say I have "much shoe experience". Last year I purchased A pair of C&J handgrade and even after exchanging them for a smaller size, they do not fit me right. The heels are a little too loose, as is the vamp. I also find the sides of the ankle to come up too high as to bite into my ankle when my feet are at an angle. have had similar problems with Alden that coupled with their ugliness made me return every pair I ever bought. Everyone's feet are different, but I have found the brand and the last that fits me best and feels bespoke on my feet. I really do need to find another OTR shoe that fits me that well or my closest will get pretty boring with only EG 888.
post #57 of 71
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Originally Posted by PTWilliams View Post
Try having sex with them on. The secret is not to keep staring at your shoes instead of at the woman, but with a little practice you can learn how to sneek a peak when she is distracted. Position mirrors around the bed room which you can discretly look at while in the act, several so she thinks you are just looking about. Ask her if she thinks that being blindfolded would be exciting for her. Point out that viagra costs about $15/shot, but that wearing the shoes seems to do the trick, plus you can justify buying additional pairs. Point out to her that you'd like more variety in your sex life, and go out and purchase a few different styles, she deserves it. Put them on your feet only after climbing into bed, and remove them if for any reason you need to leave the bed. You can get years of enjoyment out of a pair and they will still have that new look about them.

ROFL this is some hilarious stuff
post #58 of 71
OP makes my responses look classy.
post #59 of 71
So I'm the only one who uses a little sandpaper on the soles before I wear them to get them scuffed up enough that I have traction?
post #60 of 71
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Originally Posted by ktrp View Post
So I'm the only one who uses a little sandpaper on the soles before I wear them to get them scuffed up enough that I have traction?

Not a bad idea...almost slipped twice the other day.
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