- May 29, 2018
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I have a pair of service boots on Dainite and of all of the soles I own it is by far my least favorite. It's slick as shit on any sort of wet surface. I've even slipped on smooth, dry marble and tile floors. Rock hard, so very little shock absorption, and very thin so every little pebble jabs right into my foot. The only reason I can see wanting this sole on purpose is if you don't have experience with anything else, or if you just want slightly more longevity than a leather sole but still maintain a sleek look and are willing to make all the associated sacrifices.Hey hey. 1st post here - the standard "long time lurker" who finally signed up and is getting involved. In the process of placing an order through Kyle at Baker's for my first pair of Whites. You all are wealth of knowledge, so I'm looking to capitalize.
Specifically curious to hear any first-hand experience regarding Commando half-soles versus Danite. Convince me one way or another!
Will be ordering an MP boot in some form or fashion (TBD if it will be built on the MP last or 55, per a future conversation with Kyle. He has my foot sheet currently). I'll be using them for a mixture of uses -- city life with occasional outdoor adventures. I work in the film industry, so I find myself in various outdoor settings throughout the year, and my Red Wings have done a decent job (thanks to some insoles for actual support). I'm not looking to be overly-dressy or fancy with these, but not going to complain if they clean up well. Versatility is never bad. Likely going for Cinnamon Waxed Flesh.
Also, brownie points for anyone who posts photos of their MPs in the wild. I see tons of great boot model pics, but I've yet to see very many photos of MP Commando makeup in-action. Just the staged stuff in boot reviews or styled photos via White's socials. It can be hard to really get a feel for what a boot looks like in context when the camera is 2 inches away.
Cheers, and many thanks!
Here are my commando-soled MPs: