What's the appeal of the wings/horns x dayton service boots

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  1. TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES

    TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES Senior member

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    Damn really want to get these but also like wolverine 1000 in tan. Any suggestions?
     


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    Speaking of Wolverine, I am seeing their boots in $225ish price range. Why are they cheaper than Dayton's by couple hundred bucks when they look just as nice? I do not have skilled eyes on boots tho..
     


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    If they are just half a size too big you can wear insoles.
     


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    These are completely hand made, that maybe the reason for a bit of a premium.

    Sent from my Nexus S
     


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    Speaking of Wolverine, I am seeing their boots in $225ish price range. Why are they cheaper than Dayton's by couple hundred bucks when they look just as nice? I do not have skilled eyes on boots tho..
    From the pictures I've seen, the Wolverine 1000 mile looks clunky compared to the Dayton service boot, but I don't have any real experience with either so I could be mistaken.
     


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    Yeah, Dayton is a small company, and I'm sure Wolverine can take advantage of economies of scale in their production. I like my Daytons (sized down 1.5 from my Brannock device size), but I think it's a matter of taste. They look fairly different from each other.
     


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    Speaking of Wolverine, I am seeing their boots in $225ish price range. Why are they cheaper than Dayton's by couple hundred bucks when they look just as nice? I do not have skilled eyes on boots tho..

    Uhm, clothing is just like this. There's not an increase in utility from more $. You could get a pair of Frye's and most people couldn't tell the difference between them and a pair of Butteros.

    1000 mile boots are a fine shoe. I have a pair in black that I snagged for cheap. They are more of a traditional work boot tho. And Wolverine is a much much bigger company.
     


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    just got mine in the mail today... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] i ordered a size 8.5 width is E and i didn't specify a certain width when i ordered because i thought that would complicate things...i told them what size i wear in other shoes and how thick of socks i would be wearing with them and went with the size they suggested initially i told them what my foot measured with a brannock device (10.5) and i think they initially suggested either a 9.5 or 9 but i told them that i wear a 9 in clarks desert boots, red wing montgomery boots, and red wing GT and they told me an 8.5 would fit fine tried them on w/ thick socks real quick and they felt great...if i wear thinner socks they a little roomy but i can always throw thin insoles in them to make up for that couple things to note, the topy is a bit sloppy as you can see in the pics but that's nothing that couldn't easily be fixed or it will fix itself as they're worn for a bit someone else mentioned the rubber on the heel is not nailed in like they are on the W&H version and as seen on a couple other pairs posted in the early pages in the thread but nothing major 'cause the soles are gonna be on the ground and not shown anyways obviously no W&H stamp on the soles asked if they could throw fabric laces in with them but didn't get any...i'll probably call and see if they send a pair out...preferably i would like flat waxed laces so if anyone knows where to get some point me in the right direction there's a bit of distressing on the leather as shown in the pics...don't want to darken them but with anything but i may put some sno seal on them to try and gain some consistency with color there
     


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    I got mine as well although I received the regular laces instead of the leather ones I asked for. Do you know what the number on top of the boot means? Referring to this pic: http://i.imgur.com/fCdCt.jpg
     


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    That is the size.
     


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    Hmm, I ordered a 6E as indicated inside the boot yet it has a 7 stamped on. Regardless, the boot fits fine.

    Overall, the boots are awesome and my only regret is I didn't get another color.
     


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    i ordered a size 8.5

    width is E and i didn't specify a certain width when i ordered because i thought that would complicate things...i told them what size i wear in other shoes and how thick of socks i would be wearing with them and went with the size they suggested

    initially i told them what my foot measured with a brannock device (10.5) and i think they initially suggested either a 9.5 or 9 but i told them that i wear a 9 in clarks desert boots, red wing montgomery boots, and red wing GT and they told me an 8.5 would fit fine

    tried them on w/ thick socks real quick and they felt great...if i wear thinner socks they a little roomy but i can always throw thin insoles in them to make up for that


    first of all thanks for taking the time to post pics and talk about your sizing

    next ... WTF ... your a 10.5 brannock and got a 8.5? why the hell did they size me an 8 based on a 9 brannock reading then? fml [​IMG]
     


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    i haven't received my boots yet, but just to prepare in case they don't fit...anyone know what the return policy is like?
     


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    I got mine as well although I received the regular laces instead of the leather ones I asked for. Do you know what the number on top of the boot means? Referring to this pic: http://i.imgur.com/fCdCt.jpg
    Dam...I'm from Toronto too and I haven't got my boot yet...called and emailed them but they never get back at me with much of a response on the status of the boot. EDIT: All of you that received your boots, did you get a tracking number sent to you by Dayton or anything?
     


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    i haven't received my boots yet, but just to prepare in case they don't fit...anyone know what the return policy is like?

    send them back for a replacement or refund.
     


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