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I'm not specifically familiar with the hides you're considering, though loden suede is self-explanatory, but I haven't seen the Juniper Antique Calf. And I needed to refresh my memory of the Galway model. Conveniently my search landed on a Galway in two-tone hides with a thin rubber sole. I think it looks great!

I very much like nice two-tone boots and think the loden suede versatile for complimenting a 2nd hide on the upper. Most uppers I've seen have been lighter hides in some shade of tan, and they look great. But since there's a strong tonal as well as color contrast they really "pop!" And that's fine if it's what you want, but for myself I think I'd prefer a lesser tonal contrast, such as in the version below. I.e., loden with not too light an upper leather.

As to the sole, I find it very handsome with a thinner rubber sole. But I don't know that I'd find it less so with Dainite. I think either would look very good on the boot, and believe it's purely an issue of personal preference. I purchased my first footwear with a Dainite sole this past autumn and feared it might be too thick or stiff, but I find it to be neither and to well compliment the chukkas on which it's used.

Frankly, I don't think there are any bad choices among those you're considering, and am sure you'll get a beautiful boot in either case!



Edit: Just looked up the Juniper Antique Calf, and am afraid it's not something I'd care for. The greenish tones in it are muddied to my eye, which makes it unappealing to me. And if you chose a loden shaft it becomes precarious because in effect you're harmonizing different greens. Near misses in the same color family can be particularly discordant.

My choice would be to pair loden with a hide similar to that for the upper of the boot above, or a more commonly used hide from the tan family.
 

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I haven't actually seen the juniper calf in person, only online.

I like the green on green but will want to see how the colors match up next to one another.

The dark oak and Loden sounds appealing as well.
I don't care for the Juniper Antique Calf of itself, but that's just personal preference. Typically, when harmonizing two colors from the same family, you either wind up with a home run, or a foul ball.

And of course, loden can also be used to describe somewhat different shades. Leffot had Ron Rider do these, and I think they turned out rather nicely.

 

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Found a couple more photos of the Galway.

These feature what I think is a loden shaft with an unknown color hide for the upper -



And these have what may be Juniper for the upper, but a somewhat odd composite cloth and leather shaft -
 

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Update:

Stopped in at Leffot today. The juniper calf is quite pretty. It's green dark more of a dark olive.

I ordered the Galway (82 last) in Juniper with a Loden suede upper. An antique brown/natural midsole with a rubber sole.

Anticipated completion date of October but hopefully sooner. If not, just in time for the Fall.
Should be magnificent! :beer:
 
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