Dainite rubber soles are used by most English footwear manufacturers. The brand got its name during World War I when the factory worked day and night to keep up with demand for more waterproof footwear for the battlefields of northern France. These natural rubber soles have hardly changed in 100 years. They are the same thickness as a leather sole and can be stitched to a leather welt and from above they look no different from leather soled footwear. But the great benefit of Dainite rubber is their durability, improved grip and the fact that however thin they wear they will continue to prevent water from getting through.
When your Dainite rubber soles eventually do wear through you can either return them to the factory in Northamptonshire where they will replace the entire sole and heel unit or you can take them to a good local shoe repairer. If you go for the latter option do ensure they will be doing a goodyear welted repair and stitch to the welts. We would always suggest that they do a half sole rather than replacing the entire sole unit. This is because only the factory has the original lasts on which the shoes were made and using their lasts can mean that the shoe can lose shape.
We offer a full repair service for our customer who work in central London where we provide a free collection and return service from your place of work. Our price for a half Dainite rubber sole and re-heel is £58. Visit www.bradshawandlloyd.com for further details of our shoe repair service.