After owning the SF GMTO waxed flesh boots for about six months now, I have been thinking the same thing. Ours weren't made in cork of course, but I'm finding the larger lug Commando sole/heel (much chunkier than Alden's commando) is a bit too clunky/bulky for my personal tastes. Dainite would have been perfect.
Thanks for the kind words, pb. Funny you comment on the hem width. I am somewhat self-conscious that they're too wide. The inseam is so long and they're unsanforized so I don't want to get them hemmed yet.