I suggest your speak with @jokb about ordering a pair of Vass.
Thanks! Any idea on pricing? I did just find out that C&J makes the Lowndes with a Dainite sole so that's the top of the list so far but at $800 it might be better to just get Vass.
I wish more shoes came with rubber soles. I find a single leather sole pretty useless in Canada. And they are slippery on carpet, tile and hardwood. Not my favorite choice, and I prefer a full rubber sole, not a topy.
@RogerP is correct - An Oxblood Scotch Grain F-Lasted Double Monk on Dainite would be most excellent.
I had a pair of C&J Lowndes in blue suede....about tenth wear in one of the monk straps tore clean off....the straps on my scotch grain harrogates have lasted much better but they are still starting to wear...i don't think i will bother with double monks again...
congrats on the tetburys.
i guess, unlike heels, soles etc there is not much you can do in terms of repair when a monk strap goes.
I don't even remember how many years I've had my Vass Oxblood double monks - but they still look damned near new. Heck, I've never had a strap tear off even on my comparatively cheapo AE Moras.