Does anyone have experience with the following soles:
- Clare rubber sole
- VIP rubber sole
- Othello rubber sole
- Hamlet rubber sole
Are any of these 2 piece soles? I'm thinking of doing a casual boot MTO with a rubber sole with a bit more give than Dainite.
Also does anyone have a side by side of oxblood, bobs chili and merlot?
I have had all except the Clare sole - the Clare sole appears to be a dress shoe sole. The VIP is comfortable and wears well, but is more of a dress shoe sole with no lugs for traction. The Othello sole has some small lugs for traction but, as others have mentioned, is soft and wears quickly - but it is very comfortable. The Hamlet sole is pretty thin (I have them on my Nashua loafers) but they do have some small lugs for traction and are very comfortable.
None that I have are 2 piece.