I dont recall there being an option for a rubber sole. You might be able to request it and have them made? Otherwise, when the leather sole wears out and you get them resoled I think you can choose between rubber or leather.
My wife has a pair of the Adelaide. She wears them to work and does 12 hour shifts in the intensive care unit at the hospital. Loves them. They last a long time, are very comfortable and look really good.
I think the sleekest wouold be the Macquarie but it is a round toe. I wear both the Macquarie and the Comfort Craftsman with suits and they are both fine. Black Macquarie looks more formal and the chestnut craftsman just a slightly more relaxed look, especially if you bin the tie later in the day.
I wear my boots everywhere and this happens. You can go two ways, not care, and let them get mad scuffs on them (quite the in look for casual), or keep polishing them regularly and wear them as is and limit future damage.
I'm never too precious about my boots. Love them, wear them, enjoy life.
Yeah I wasn't sure how it would go. I originally wanted something 'warm feeling' and with heaps of texture as it was a winter wedding. We were pretty relaxed and there was no dress code but everyone turned up in suits and dresses etc. There was a nice mix of colour and formality and people were comfortable. My brother/best man wore his first Hober too (present from me but he chose it): Light Lavender & Navy Blue Stripes on Camel Wool Tie #10 Really happy with the day, the...
If you get the goodyear welted sole you can change to rubber when you resole. If you get the nailed version you have to stick to leather. Durability depends on what you do. If you're just shuffling around an office on the carpet they will last a very long time!
Hi emc894. Below are 2 x craftsman chisel toe (chestnut & suede) and the macquarie round toe in black. Can't answer same fit as I bought the macquarie in a 9F and the craftman in 8.5G. I would imagine they are the same.