In regards to the Independence collection: I know they are supposed to be of a higher quality than the normal AE calfskin, but can anyone speak for the durability of the upper (does it crease more than others) and what the difference is between Independence-line sole vs. their normal line (does it wear through quicker)?
I agree with everyone else that the soles will last longer, or at least as long, as standard soles. Interesting question on the uppers. I think they will last as long as regular calf but my brown Jeffersons do crease a lot more than standard calf. Not badly but certainly a lot more and slightly different creasing. I don't put much wax on them but usually use leather conditioner fairly often then brush and buff.
Seeing how I am bagging, tagging and taking pictures of my shoes....
Edited by Cold Iron - 7/3/14 at 12:57pm