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

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Astronaut888, Jan 5, 2010.

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  1. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    I bought a pair of the black nubuck W+H version for retail a couple of years ago and immediately had buyers remorse. Fast forward a couple of years and I wish I held onto them,
     
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    What insoles are you guys using to improve comfort? Im looking for some heel support to keep from lifting.
     
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    How long have you worn them?

    First couple months the heels lifted for me too.
    But I wore them so much they are molded to my feet now.
     
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    Same here. The way they sized me (1.5 down) did not allow space for an insole but a couple months in the soles have molded and my feet dont slide anymore.
     
  5. dotcomzzz

    dotcomzzz Senior member

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    dito. go w/o the insoles if you can and the sole will form nicely to your foot's shape.
     
  6. meso

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    Yeah took a few weeks to break in but they are super comfortable now. Wearing 9 1/2 with insoles, typically I wear a 10 in Alden Barrie. I've been wearing them on a trip around Istanbul and they are very sturdy.
     
  7. ceoceo

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    Soooo... who's down for another pair? :foo:
     
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    I'd probably do it in another year.

    Nubuck Black, if it was around $300ish.
     
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    Wore them 1x. Forgot i had them.
     
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    Did Dayton ever end up doing another sale after that massive clusterfuck? I'm kind of glad I didn't end up ordering a pair but kind of want one now.
     
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    They just ended $65 sale I think? If you call them I'm sure they will honor the discount. And hence the hipster circle continues..
     
  12. dotcomzzz

    dotcomzzz Senior member

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    I'd like to be out of that circle, but my nubucks need new heels. Has anyone had theirs refurbished/resoled?
     
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    If it's just new rubber heels, it will cost you $30-50.

    No need to resole?
     
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    dotcomzzz Senior member

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    probably at least a new heel since I've worn past the rubber and into the leather part of the heel.
     
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    Haven't read more than the last few pages for sake of time...but any other boots similar styling to these (in charcoal) since these seem to be hellish to actually get?

    Also, searching through old threads about them, it seems a lot of people have been selling them on B&S. Is that mainly due to sizing/heel slip that everybody's been talking about?
     
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    I just picked up a pair of oiled black 7.5 Daytons and I really dig them. Yes, there are obvious flaws, but I don't care. Very much of a handmade feel to my boots, and most importantly, they fit me well. I have flat feet and the front of the boots seem low and somewhat shallow, so I can see how these may not fit someone with a high instep. But for me, these are great (just bought another pair off these forums in a size 7EE in a different color).

    Question: I plan on wearing these boots over the winter. What has everyone been using to treat the oiled black leather and the brown boots? Obenaufs LP or something else?? I searched through some of the thread and didn't come up with much.

    thanks,

    skc
     
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    ceoceo Senior member

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    ^ hey, one question. Do you find oiled black stiff? I own a pair in charcoal nubuck and oiled black, while nubuck is buttery soft and broke in nicely in a couple weeks the oiled black pair gives me blisters after almost 50 miles of mileage. Both of them are supposed to be the same size but now I am wondering if they messed it up again.
     
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    I've only just tried them on so far, but they feel pretty comfortable to me. I wouldn't call the oiled black buttery soft, but I'd say it's fairly supple. I should get a brown pair in soon, and I'll compare the two? Are you wearing insoles? If so, which ones? I was just going to try to wear mine without any?

    Did you treat your nubuck and oiled black boots with anything?
     
  19. ceoceo

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    Don't have insoles on any. Would be too tight on both pairs if I did. Nothing on Nubuck pair, as it was a defect one anyways. As for oiled black, a wax paste once in a while because I wear them pretty regularly.
    Maybe I should call them up about the sizing issue.
     
  20. skcheng

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    These are great. Molded reinforced toe is interesting. Been wearing them all afternoon/evening and they seem to fit me perfectly. I've never worn shoes/boots without insoles? Will these mold to my feet somewhat after wearing them for a while? I guess I'll order some of Dayton's Oil to try on the boots.


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