In my experience, I have found that the comfort level in both the commando sole and the double leather sole to be equal. The commando sole works very well on damp title or marble floors. In snow or rain I protect the shoes with tingley overshoesThe "Dumb Cordovan Question" thread reminded me of a question I have been meaning to ask. Hopefully Mac or another member with multiple Aldens will have some input.
I have never had the commando sole on any of my Aldens. I was wondering if there was any comfort difference between a double leather sole and the rubber. I find the leather sole to be excellent, but I also think I could make use of the commando in wet weather and snow.
Thank you for your thoughts.