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I am interested in a pair of pebble grain brogue boots. The pair with Danite rubber soles are out of the question for other reasons. I've found a solid pair that come with leather soles instead, but I need opinions.

In keeping with good taste and usability, are rubber soles more "right" for pebble grain brogue boots? Is it purely a matter of what the wearer prefers? Advice highly appreciated in advance.
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Preference.
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Preference.

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These boots will mostly be worn in San Francisco's rainy season. Does that change anything?
Edited by zeero3 - 2/14/13 at 5:03pm
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These boots will mostly be work in San Francisco's rainy season. Does that change anything?


I'm not familiar with the degree of rain in San Francisco but in general its a prudent idea to have rubber soles so that you can avoid wet shoes. If the shoes were storm welted even better (or at least goodyear welted) blake stitching apparently channels water through more than other welting styles so may be better to stay clear of them.

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C&J Islays on the left.

 

Scotch Grain leather and Dainite Sole.

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I'm not familiar with the degree of rain in San Francisco but in general its a prudent idea to have rubber soles so that you can avoid wet shoes. If the shoes were storm welted even better (or at least goodyear welted) blake stitching apparently channels water through more than other welting styles so may be better to stay clear of them.

Thanks kaizo! I just noticed that the pair I'm eyeing have Bologna stitch construction. Everywhere I read I'm noticing things such as, "Because Bologna construction has that row of stitching going from the inside of the shoe all the way through the outsole, Bologna shoes have the same moisture-wicking problem that Blake shoes do."

It's really hard to find a pair. (I was close to the Cheaney FS029 but the price went up.)
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C&J Islays on the left.

Scotch Grain leather and Dainite Sole.


Those are beautiful, but I can barely shell out half that.....
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Those are beautiful, but I can barely shell out half that.....

Thank you.

 

 

I wasn't sure what your budget was, however since they met the criteria I thought I would post them anyway.

post #10 of 14
Purely dependent on how you intend to use them. I don't normally wear dainite soles but I bought the scotch grain bal boot to wear in the winter during the snow/ice/rain while commuting to work on the subway, which becomes very slippery. The boots have far exceeded my expectations and look great with a suit.

I apologize that I do not have my own pic.
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What do you think of the Herring Langdale? (Made by Cheaney) Dainite rubber sole, 360' storm welt, pebble grain. I have been using these in quite heavy rain, slush and similar tough conditions and they're quite good for that purpose.

 

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?selectedColourid=1429&brandid=6&catid=43&shoeid=2999&selectedSizeid=0&selectedFitid=0

 

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What do you think of the Herring Langdale? (Made by Cheaney) Dainite rubber sole, 360' storm welt, pebble grain. I have been using these in quite heavy rain, slush and similar tough conditions and they're quite good for that purpose.

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?selectedColourid=1429&brandid=6&catid=43&shoeid=2999&selectedSizeid=0&selectedFitid=0



I think those are a much better alternative than what I was looking at recently, and something that is more similar to the Cheaney FS029 (the shoe I was originally targeting.).
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I think those are a much better alternative than what I was looking at recently, and something that is more similar to the Cheaney FS029 (the shoe I was originally targeting.).

 

Glad to help, even if this won't be the shoe you purchase.

 

 

I think there are some brogue boots that are better looking/sleeker than this one, but the fact that this (Langdale) is solid in bad weather convinced me. 

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