In other news, I got a pair of the Tyrol PTBs in the mail last week.
They definitely feel more robust than my other Aldens, a pair of brown Chromexcel PTBs. Maybe it's the commando sole vs. oiled flex sole or the Alpine scotchgrain vs. brown Chromexcel. I'm wondering how these will break in.
Still, they're very sturdy. I like them.
Any particular recommendations for care of the scotchgrain leather?