Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by medtech_expat, Jul 22, 2011.
Snowboots with leather soles
Well, that's why I would probably get them in Dainite if I decided to get them.
I think they are different beast, however I do find the sole of the Top Drawer better finished, all the leather patterns around the edge of the sole, the beveled waist. I find the old stock TD my dad has is far superior than any Top RTW shoes. it is a literally the level of pure bespoke work except the designed last.
Those shoes are a four figure waste of resources if you are not able to order them with a rubber sole.
Even Dainite soles are slippy in some wet/slushy conditions.
Who ever created them with a leather sole to begin with obviously has never left his house in conditions that asked for heavy boots.
So please explain to me what do people wear for heavy snow before the invention of rubber sole and mass produced shoes. I don't think the snow kills, it is the salt on the pavements, a lot of times the pavement aren't even slippery enough to justify the extra grip.
But really, that is an obsession problem because at the end of the day you can always get the SC boot resole.
I get the feeling you like this boot, no?
its kinda how I wanted my boot from meermin to come out. I tried emphasizing the height of the shaft but settled for a something relatively more conservative
Yes, that would make a difference.
I do think I like this particular look with a toe cap best though.
Back in those days people also traveld by horse buggy.
Not eventhing in the past was better than it is now.
Progress has it's good sides, quality rubber soles are one of them.
In foul weather conditions, in shoes with leather soles your feet will cool faster, they will get wet pretty easily and you will have less traction.
Sure you can limit the damage to the soles if you care for them after every single wear, but it takes a lot of effort.
I agree with what fritzl told me, people care too much about design and too little about function.
Seems as if most StC customers wear their boots more on carpets than outsides.
In snow I'd much rather wear a rubber soled paprika than this StC monstrosity.
Also, spending $1000+ on a pair of RTW shoes only to threat them to a sole change right away
I ordered them with a ridgeway sole and this is how they came.
Try not to be a prick?
So you find the Ridgeway better than the Dainite I take it?
Nice looking boot, great choice.
Honestly, it's idiots like you that are dragging this forum down. These boots are shell, making the uppers essentially waterproof, and have a waterproof welt. StC made an error and did not put the correct sole on the shoe. Big deal. I did not whine about it, and decided to simply have them resoled when they wear out. When I have time, I'm going to have treads put over the existing sole. This will cost- wait for it- $50-$75! The horror of it all.
As a snow boot they work very well, and look alot better than the Sorels I wear when the snow gets above the ankle. These boots are basically only worn when there is snow out. Try not to make assumptions about people on this forum that you do not know, their spending habits, and their shoe wearing habits.
I've noticed many nasty postings coming from you. Perhaps do something to make a positive contribution to this forum?
Thanks! The ridgeway sole will be a much better choice for snow and ice. It looks more obvious on the boot, but adds real traction. I like Danite alot, but it can be slippery on ice.
Thanks for the feedback. I'm currently trying to choose between this one and two others.
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