yeah there are a few that I see pop up in music stores around me. Yamaha in particular made some superb semi hollows round that era. But everyone has caught on now and they sell for more than Gibsons of the same era now.
I do live somewhere wet.Maybe it's just the way that I walk, but I actually find the flat rubber soles (i.e. dainite or topied leather soles) to be very slippery. Crepe soles are terrible too.Rubber commando soles are of course the best. But worn in leather soles aren't bad.