Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
Why? They suck. Slippery in the rain and useless on snow. Oak bark soles get a bit of a nap on them like suede when you wear them. Not to mention that they look weird when walking behind somebody in dress shoes and seeing a rubber sole.
Originally Posted by lefty
The moment you hit ice those soles will kill you.
Dainite soles are definitely better than normal leather soles in my experience.
My chukkas have dainite soles, and I wear them every time the weather is bad because they get much better traction. Sure, they aren't commando soles, but I'm not sliding down the sidewalk, either.