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post #22936 of 23742
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Originally Posted by heelguy View Post

I do not have anything in Ridgeway but find Dainite very slippery on wet brick and tile.

Nearly slipped on wet tiles for a few times with Dainite, C&J's new city sole (also from Dainite) indeed aimed to solve the issue.
post #22937 of 23742
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Originally Posted by galileo View Post

Nearly slipped on wet tiles for a few times with Dainite, C&J's new city sole (also from Dainite) indeed aimed to solve the issue.

That City sole is quite nice
post #22938 of 23742
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Originally Posted by mdubya View Post

Is that CS sole a dainite or just a dainite-like sole? I find my meermins with the dainite-like sole wear very fast whereas the real dainite branded sole wears like steel.

 

 

Don't know the answer to the first question, but there are many no-name outsoles that look just like Dainite, but aren't.  And yes, the real stuff is impressively wear-resistant.  If you don't like the cost and downtime of a resole job, I don't know of any choice that will put that day further into the future than Dainite.

 

I will say that I like Wensum almost as much - probably a tie really - but unlike Dainite it is not available from a wide range of brands.

post #22939 of 23742
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post

Are you out if we can't get Ridgeway?

Seems the group would prefer Dainite over Ridgway even if it was available. Ridgeway would be cool but going Dainite isn't a deal breaker for me. It's more sleek for office use and I don't plan on having to walk through a ton of snow in them.

I definitely prefer dainite and am unfortunately out with commandos.
post #22940 of 23742
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post

That City sole is quite nice

Here's my contribution -

I had a long discussions with James Komazawa of Joe Works, custom shoemaker in Tokyo on rubber sole back in August, as I was ordering pair of derby for daily commute and a long December trip in Europe.

James ranked the traction on wet/rainy weather like this: Commando, Ridgeway, Dainite, Wensum/Tomir-type. We didn't discuss the snow traction as there's no white Christmas here in Hong Kong frown.gif

On side profile, Wensum/Tomir is close to single leather thickness, then Dainite, Ridgeway, Commando. On wear resistance, Dainite always the best. So, Dainite still has a best balance of thickness, wear & good traction.

Here's a side comparison pic with single leather, Dainite, Ridgeway and commando:


C&J's reason of revising the Dainite Studded sole to "City" sole is the old design back in 100yrs ago was as a country sole. New design is aimed for traction around modern cityscape.

Hope these helps.
post #22941 of 23742
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I definitely prefer dainite and am unfortunately out with commandos.

I think we are all on the same page with not wanting commando.
post #22942 of 23742
No commando for sure, but ridgeway is, if CS can source it, a good middle ground between dainite and commando for traction and sleekness. I think that is why EG uses it on their 64 last Galways.

Not necessarily out with dainite, but if CS's dainite is not an actual dainite, but just "dainite like", I might have second thoughts because you lose one of the main benefits of dainite which is its durability.

Regarding welt, are we talking about a closed welt (Veldtschoen), storm welt, or regular welt?

i definitely need something more tailored for wet/slush as the reason I'm replacing my regularly welted meermin calf "Galways" is because they are not rugged enough for slushy and wet conditions.
post #22943 of 23742
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Originally Posted by mdubya View Post

No commando for sure, but ridgeway is, if CS can source it, a good middle ground between dainite and commando for traction and sleekness. I think that is why EG uses it on their 64 last Galways.

Not necessarily out with dainite, but if CS's dainite is not an actual dainite, but just "dainite like", I might have second thoughts because you lose one of the main benefits of dainite which is its durability.

Regarding welt, are we talking about a closed welt (Veldtschoen), storm welt, or regular welt?

i definitely need something more tailored for wet/slush as the reason I'm replacing my regularly welted meermin calf "Galways" is because they are not rugged enough for slushy and wet conditions.

They do appear to only be Dainite look a-likes, which means Ridgeway is probably a no go.

As for welt I'm not really sure what a closed welt looks, I just do not want a storm welt look as that would make it too casual for me.

The recent CS grain monk on the left, EG Galway on the right.

post #22944 of 23742

Just saw this IG post

https://www.instagram.com/p/BLEaU9Ch6uC/?taken-by=skoaktiebolaget

 

and google translate it to:

 

To you today,
It will introduce a special shoe manufacturer from Japan.
We will continue to dig a great shoe manufacturers around the world!

 

In the words of Bart Scott: Can't wait

post #22945 of 23742
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Originally Posted by TOBestWR View Post

Just saw this IG post
https://www.instagram.com/p/BLEaU9Ch6uC/?taken-by=skoaktiebolaget

and google translate it to:


To you today,
It will introduce a special shoe manufacturer from Japan.
We will continue to dig a great shoe manufacturers around the world!



In the words of Bart Scott: Can't wait

Oooh! Nice can't wait to get details
post #22946 of 23742
Will guess corno blu
post #22947 of 23742
Today we introduce a special shoemaker from Japan to everyone.
We're searching all around the world for great shoemakers.

Looks nice. Looks like Joe Works to me, but I'm sure it could be one of several others too :-)
post #22948 of 23742
Joe Works has been neat offerings.

I'd be curious if the idea of honing in on price would be helpful? I recall Skoak saying one of the factors in stocking Santos was to have offerings across all price points...though that is likely less significant this time around. Can't imagine they'd go lower than Santos, and there are only so many RTW offerings above SCs.

Either way, very excited.
post #22949 of 23742
I'm in for the CS field boot
post #22950 of 23742
What is the price range of Joe Works? I believe they are good year Welted right ?
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