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Would you wear a Dainite sole dress shoe as a staple?

dreamtripper

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For rainy/snowy days these would obviously make sense. However, I the Dainite soles also make dress shoes feel a little casual. I was considering buying a pair of the C&J Pembrokes as one of my staple black dress shoes, but ended up with a pair of Alden Wingtip Cordovans instead. One of the reasons being the Dainite vs. Leather soles.

I'd be interested to hear your opinions on whether you'd consider a Dainite sole more for special situations - rain/snow/boots/casual shoes etc or whether you'd consider wearing it daily in a dress shoe with a suit.
 

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I wear the Prestwood and the Boswell on alternate days all week long. I dont like to slip on marble floors which I do with leather soles.
 

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Should be fine, as Dainite (unlike Vibram or Commando soles) doesn't make the shoe look clunky. I personally always prefer the click of a leather sole though.
 

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Leather looks crisper.
 

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Ditto, I like the click also.

Also, although it's not too often your sole is visible, it's surprisingly more often than you think. For those that know the Dainite might be more acceptable, but I think the majority of people group Dainite/Vibram/Commando together in a more casual category.

Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley
Should be fine, as Dainite (unlike Vibram or Commando soles) doesn't make the shoe look clunky. I personally always prefer the click of a leather sole though.
 

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Originally Posted by dreamtripper
Ditto, I like the click also.

Also, although it's not too often your sole is visible, it's surprisingly more often than you think. For those that know the Dainite might be more acceptable, but I think the majority of people group Dainite/Vibram/Commando together in a more casual category.


Because Vibram and Commando soles are used on the most casual shoes. Work boots like Red Wings, Wolverines,....
 

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I got one of these. I use it for bad weather and Friday business slob-ola.
 

Eustace Tilley

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Originally Posted by makewayhomer
Dainite is much easier to dress up than commando

Yup. I tend to limit my dainites to chukkas and the like.
 

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