That is the type of information I wanted, thanks.I have a Shoe Mart special version of Alden boot with commando sole and don't like it. It's noticeably more flexible than leather sole and I'm concerned about reviewers on Youtube showing ugly signs of wear (e.g., chipping of rubber) after a year or so of use.
By "wedge sole" do you mean an all rubber lug sole ?I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I have a question about Commando soles and comfort with walking. I am looking at some Alden shoes that I would use when walking medium distances (1-2 miles at a time) on city sidewalks. Are Commando soles more comfortable than standard leather soles? Anyone have experience with both Commando and wedge soles with regards to comfort with this kind of activity?
What I am thinking of with a wedge sole is described (in my online reading) as a single piece of rubber or polyurethane. I suppose this could include a full lug sole too but may be a broader concept. This is an example of what I have seen online:By "wedge sole" do you mean an all rubber lug sole ?
I agree that Alden's plantation sole makes for an exceptionally comfortable walking shoe. I would like to see Alden bring back to their planation-sole line the Norweigian front All Weather Walker, add a long wing blucher, and add an Indy boot.Alden produces (I believe they call them) Tanker Boots they offer for sale fitted with Commando Soles and also with the Alden version of a leather tipped plantation crepe sole. If you are looking for a drop dead comfortable sole and heel on which to walk, go with the plantation crepe!