Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2016 - News, Pictures, Sizing, Accessories, Clothing, etc

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  1. columnsofsteam

    columnsofsteam Active Member

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    If I were you, I'd keep them. I'd been lusting after Daltons for years before pulling the trigger on a Walnut Dainite pair late last year, and I couldn't be happier. In my eyes, whatever you lose aesthetically (which, admittedly, isn't much) is more than made up for by the added functionality. They've become my de facto "I know it's going to rain today and I don't feel like fussing with Swims" shoes -- even during the warmer months, despite living in the South.

    That said, what works for me may not work for you. Leather-soled Daltons have dropped as low as $219 in the past year, which isn't too much more than what you probably paid for the Dainite, so if you don't think you'll be happy with these and you're willing to bide your time for another significant markdown, that's an option, but to be perfectly honest, given what you plan to use them for, I think you'll come around.
     


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    You know I"ve been trying hard to decide if I want to kiss and make up with the 333 chisel toe of my Larchmont and go ahead on the university? I think you just made up my mind - holy cow why couldn't you have posted these earlier! They look absolutely killer.
     


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    I appreciate the feedback. They are so comfortable I can't see returning tge. Got the for less than $200 so I thought the price was right as well.


     


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    I special ordered my oxblood Daltons with Dainite as my walnuts have the leather. I agree it's a good sole for a boot, and much sleeker then a lug sole. I like it for some shoes too, as both the grip and durability should be better then leather and you don't need to worry about water as much.
     


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    I know exactly what you mean - I still keep my CH Howland & Air Grants around if I want to jam them on also, but yeah I'm always looking. Wound up picking up a handful of AE drivers so far - definitely not worth the premium but at sale prices they're at least somewhat of an upgrade. The ae by AE stuff seems kind of all over the map though - the Kirkwood/Maritime was way better than I expected. The Desoto/Concordia and most recently that Sojourner? Not so much...
     


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    Great feedback. Thank you. As I continue to think about it keeping them makes more and more sense. My only pair in Walnut to boot (see what I did there?). I'll likely keep them and add to the quickly growing collection.


     


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    Beautiful! Where??

    Ordered a pair of blue saddle with white pebble grain ryden with hopes they'd be similar to the old Footjoy Classics Dry Premierre. Not quite as good but pretty nice. Had to return bc of improper sizing, but for $200, it was a great bargain
     
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    If shoebank had a pair of Daltons in good shape in my size WITH Dainite, I'd snap them up. I prefer Dainite soles with boots. (And with less formal shoes.)
     
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    In my opinion, dainite is as close to indestructible as anything I've ever seen. Although I'm not a boot man, if I were I probably would sole my boots only with dainite. Plus, it is comfortable as all get out. I do think there is a longer break in period over leather soles. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     


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    Macky T action tonight. The only acceptable shoe in my rotation for practice studios and crowded bars.

    PS, I'm officially the first Instagram user to hashtag #filthybarnweasels

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    Wasatch State Park in Midway, Utah. Hidden gem that more people need to experience
     


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    They are really not bad looking with the dainite in my opinion. Consensus is I am probably over thinking it. I have a pair of Walton's with commando soles that have served as my foul weather shoes and done ok. I think these could certainly serve that purpose too.
     


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    Why not yet? Paul hasn't come through with the sponsorship?
     


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    Haha. I need to send him a highlight video of my swings...
     


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