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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.

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The moment you hit ice those soles will kill you.

lefty

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.
post #5582 of 6868
That's so bizarre to me. My dainties were slippery as hell. I also don't like the look of them so oak barn wins again.
post #5583 of 6868
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I am in your state. -34º last night. Fucking ridiculous. This is some Antarctica bullshit. I can't wait to get back home to sane temperatures.

Dude, please ... I know where you live.

lefty

Are you suggesting that San Francisco temps aren't sane?
post #5584 of 6868
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Heavy Vibram soles.

VibramSole.jpg

The Thames soles (at least that's what EG calls them) are decent for rain/ice, but there isn't much that's "good" on ice, so I'm judging on a curve.

Thames soles are basically rubber soles with straight lines running across, kind of looks like a Topy. Got 'em on a black MTO that I planned (and do) use for inclement weather.

As an aside, it's remarkable how well the upper on the EGs has held up with decent care, even when worn very frequently and frequently in wet conditions.
post #5585 of 6868
I have found that grained leather perform better in wet conditions. Probably because grains are printed onto leather and it kind of seals the pours up so the wick water better. They hide water marks and such better also.
post #5586 of 6868
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post
this doesn't surprise me

 

Not sure how it happened, but I have five pairs of snowshoes in two places. To quote my wife, "what the fuck?!"

 

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Are you suggesting that San Francisco temps aren't sane?

 

I might say occasionally pleasant. Not sure "sane" fits.

 

lefty

post #5587 of 6868
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

That's so bizarre to me. My dainties were slippery as hell. I also don't like the look of them so oak barn wins again.

You might get decent traction with them, but they wear down so much faster when wet, so that's a major hassle. Also doesn't take that much to get them soaked, and then you're dealing with a wet shoe. I like leather soles but in the rain I'm def going rubber. I do need to get some Swims though...
post #5588 of 6868
I am against galoshes because they smear the finish on my shoes, even the ones that are soft on the inside. I just wear beaters in the rain and my lug soles in the snow.
post #5589 of 6868
If and when I get Swims I'll also get another $5 horsehair brush to leave at the office. I don't go for a ridiculous mirror shine or anything, so I doub't I'd have any issues.
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Are you suggesting that San Francisco temps aren't sane?

The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Up north.

You must be in the Adirondacks or something. That is ridiculous.
post #5593 of 6868
I live about six blocks from DeBlasio's house in Brooklyn and was up til 4am working, and I counted the snow plow coming down our street at least 8-10 times. It even woke me up at 5am because the noise of the plow scraping against the already-cleared cement was so loud.
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I live about six blocks from DeBlasio's house in Brooklyn and was up til 4am working, and I counted the snow plow coming down our street at least 8-10 times. It even woke me up at 5am because the noise of the plow scraping against the already-cleared cement was so loud.

piece of shit.
post #5595 of 6868
Don't hate Park Slope residents because we're important enough to get special treatment from our mayor. Did you have to walk two whole blocks for an expresso and torta this morning? Well, most of us did.
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