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I understand R2 is the double sole version of R1, so rubber only. The decision between R1 or R2 would depend on the profile one wants, if slimmer/dressier or chunkier/“country”.

I might be wrong, but don’t think I see those options as frequently on retailers as RTW vs. Dainite.
You’re correct about Dainite being a much more widely found option on RTW selections. However EG has started using the R1, R2, and even tapered rubber sole a lot more as of late. Frans Boone usually has some non-Dainite selections. Stefan swore off Dainite in his shop and usually goes with R1 over a leather mid on his non boot offerings (it’s so good). @steveyoo1983 usually has something going on with one of those soles.

The first time I ever tried the R1 was on an unlined suede Dover and I’ve loved it ever since.
 

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You’re correct about Dainite being a much more widely found option on RTW selections. However EG has started using the R1, R2, and even tapered rubber sole a lot more as of late. Frans Boone usually has some non-Dainite selections. Stefan swore off Dainite in his shop and usually goes with R1 over a leather mid on his non boot offerings (it’s so good). @steveyoo1983 usually has something going on with one of those soles.

The first time I ever tried the R1 was on an unlined suede Dover and I’ve loved it ever since.
Thanks!
 

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Halifax vs Banbury. Own both and the Banbury get a lot more wear. I’m a bit disappointed in the Drakes collab too.

On Dainite soles, I probably prefer R1/2 or Ridgeway/Medway, but I’ve got plenty of pairs on Dainite and find them perfectly comfortable. Not sure I’d call them all that long lasting though, certainly not when compared with Ridgeway and Medway.
 

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