I picked up a pair of dainite boots a few weeks ago* and was wearing them yesterday when there was a light snowfall.
I was extremely impressed by their traction. I slipped a few inches twice in my mile walk, both times on sheer ice.
Nothing has perfect traction on snow. I had commando _type_ soles and it is quite easy for snow to pack into the grooves which then gives bad traction. Commando soles give great traction on rough ground. They are not necessarily made for snow. The best traction on snow is from something with a very 'open' tread, i.e. big gaps between the knobs so that it is harder for snow to pack in, and perhaps saw shaped cross sections that don't hold snow as well. I couldn't find a picture of the bottom, but you can see this sort of tread from the side on these Sorel's:
And how would such a boot's wear? It will wear out fast - the amount of rubber in contact with the ground when walking on pavement is quite small and will wear down quickly. These boots are made for walking in deep snow, NOT on pavement.
If you want a wear to the office all weather boot with great snow performance you are dreaming. True snow boots are things like the sorel's. The dainite handled light snow on a sidewalk well, and looks good enough to be worn office casual. For me, that makes it a good combination. YMMV.
*for future forumers searching on this sort of thing, I got the Charles Tyrwhitt pebble grain cap toe lace up boots (made by Loake, shilton design but pebble grain tan). They are made in the UK. I wear a size 11-11.5 in most US shoes, more often 11 in dress shoes (ie. AEs). Size 10 fit great. 9.5 would have probably been okay but snug, 10.5 would have been too big.