- Mar 29, 2017
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So after getting my second pair of SJ’s almost 3 months ago, I unfortunately had to send them back to be redone due to the left one being lasted crooked. I finally got the new pair a couple weeks ago. My goal with these was for a lighter pair of work boots for those days I don’t feel like wearing my 8” SJ’s with double midsoles. This time I went with a single midsole and 6” height. I’m so glad I did as these already feel more comfortable. I decided to try rough out this time, with a smooth upper. And uncharacteristically for myself, I went with black (oil tan). I’ve actually gotten some compliments on them at work already. When I started wearing my first pair in Red Dog, it usually went something like “ whoa, what are those?” When I started wearing these this week, it usually went like “ wow, those are really nice!” Anyways, here they are as I received them, and then after treating the midsoles with some Fiebing’s Resolene and hitting the leather with some Obenaufs HDLP. View attachment 1646251 View attachment 1646252 View attachment 1646253 View attachment 1646254 View attachment 1646255 View attachment 1646256
I really like you SJ-lite version!
Since ordering my Packers, I have dreams where they arrive in rough out black, maybe a sign?
Expect you'll have a rapid break-in process with those single midsoles. Let us know how they do in your work environment with the oil, grease and dirt exposure you were mentioning.
Do you plan to use these during winter conditions? Wondering what snow/slush/water exposure will do if they are HDLP conditioned? My Hathorn RPs were exposed to winter without the HDLP and pretty sure they absorbed and warped the midsole and foot bed.