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post #331 of 476
Just ordered a pair of single strap monks in mid brown and a pair of chocolate brown suede desert boots. Pleased about the desert boots as I haven't been able to wear a pair since my late teens. In my original post I did say I was after a pair of brogues, but on checking out the quality of the punching, I was not so sure, so in the end picked the monk. I spied a set of Dainite soles and I thought my luck was in, as the rainy season is apparently about to start here, but, unfortunately they belonged to another customer. However the guys in the shop said that if I can get my hands on a set, they would certainly make them up into shoes for me. So, does anyone know where I would pick up a set of these? I'm living in the PRC but am in Hong Kong at least every other weekend. Would another enterprising shoe repair place in Hong Kong carry them? The prices of these shoes are really good, given that they are made to measure The desert boots were HK$1450, and the monks HK$1600, 50% deposit paid, with collection next week. Got to love Hong Kong!
post #332 of 476
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Originally Posted by Annadale View Post
Just ordered a pair of single strap monks in mid brown and a pair of chocolate brown suede desert boots. Pleased about the desert boots as I haven't been able to wear a pair since my late teens.
In my original post I did say I was after a pair of brogues, but on checking out the quality of the punching, I was not so sure, so in the end picked the monk. I spied a set of Dainite soles and I thought my luck was in, as the rainy season is apparently about to start here, but, unfortunately they belonged to another customer. However the guys in the shop said that if I can get my hands on a set, they would certainly make them up into shoes for me. So, does anyone know where I would pick up a set of these? I'm living in the PRC but am in Hong Kong at least every other weekend. Would another enterprising shoe repair place in Hong Kong carry them? The prices of these shoes are really good, given that they are made to measure The desert boots were HK$1450, and the monks HK$1600, 50% deposit paid, with collection next week. Got to love Hong Kong!

Sorry, no shop are selling dainite sole in HK.
post #333 of 476
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Sorry, no shop are selling dainite sole in HK.

Is there anywhere online one can purchase them?

Annadale post some images of your shoes.

cheers.
post #334 of 476
Fishball, if you have any sources for dainite, would be grateful if you could share! I went to zee's today and asked them to replicate the EG Berkeley on the 202 in black, will post pictures when they finish.
post #335 of 476
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Originally Posted by mrclam View Post
Fishball, if you have any sources for dainite, would be grateful if you could share! I went to zee's today and asked them to replicate the EG Berkeley on the 202 in black, will post pictures when they finish.

I got mine from MTO shoemaker in England, so I don't think it will work for you.
post #336 of 476
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I got mine from MTO shoemaker in England, so I don't think it will work for you.

isn't vibram available in HK. i take them over d. any other day...
post #337 of 476
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isn't vibram available in HK. i take them over d. any other day...

no agent for both ing HK
post #338 of 476
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isn't vibram available in HK. i take them over d. any other day...

Yes, they have vibram here, but they don't have those design like dainite which they have in europe.
post #339 of 476
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no agent for both ing HK
No agent, yes. But have cobbler directly buying sole from Vibram.
The next shippment is on the way, will arrive few weeks later.
Sometime also buying stuff from vibram Singapore agent.
post #340 of 476
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Yes, they have vibram here, but they don't have those design like dainite which they have in europe.

we have them in HK? i thort the nearest agent is taiwan??
post #341 of 476
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we have them in HK? i thort the nearest agent is taiwan??

Yes, we have it in HK. what sole or heel you are looking for?
post #342 of 476
I tell you what, you send me nice HK shoes and I'll send you Dainite
post #343 of 476
Picked up my zees today, put them next to my audleys for comparison. Sorry for the grainy cell phone photos!
post #344 of 476
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Picked up my zees today, put them next to my audleys for comparison. Sorry for the grainy cell phone photos!

What are your initial impressions on the quality and fit of the Zee's?

Damn you guys. Making me spend money when I head back to HK...
post #345 of 476
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What are your initial impressions on the quality and fit of the Zee's? Damn you guys. Making me spend money when I head back to HK...
Initial impression is that the fit is really good. For those who want a goodyear welt, that is Zee's goodyear welt - the stitching on the sole doesn't look great(i'll try to take some better pictures tonight). Quality of the shoe is a different story. The line on the punched captoe isn't straight, and there are small details that Zee missed completely. For example, at the rear of the shoe, instead of a single seam like most quality shoes seem to have, he's put another piece of leather over the top of the seam instead. One thing, and maybe this is a reason not to get the goodyear welt, is that the welt/sole part of the shoe sticks out quite a bit further than the leather itself, which lends to a bit of a bulky look. I asked the guy at Zee's if they could shave it down any, or if it could be any narrower, but they said it wasn't possible. I'm just starting to build out my shoe collection, and while this is definitely decent, I don't know if I'd go down this route again. Don't get me wrong, I think the value for money is very good, as fishball said, but I think I'm in the boat where I'd rather pay more and get more.
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