Wanted to get your advice on "soft" feeling leather soles for an upcoming resole. All my AE shell have come with those JR soles. They are extremely durable but feel harder that most of the other soles I have. I have a pair of Carminas that have Dainite that feel as hard as the JR ones. TBH, I'm not sure if the Dainite Carmina uses is the same as the Dainite UK one. It doesn't say Dainite on the bottom. My calf leather AEs have the "basic" leather sole. These feel a little bit softer than the JRs. However, the softest leather sole that I've had from AE has been that oil infused one. It came on my Neumoks (which I have since sold).
So, here's my ranking (hardest to softest):
1. Dainite (a tie)
2. AE "basic" leather sole; paired with the all rubber heel
3. Oil infused soles; not sure of name
This is a limited sample size, I admit. But looking for any tips suggestions. Thanks.