Brown > black on that model for sure.
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There is a shoe repair company in NYC (I forget their name right now) they carry Dainite and will do it for about $150. You have to send them in, takes 2-3 weeks - I had them do work in the past, they are good. Perhaps someone here remembers their name.
Don't et me wrong, I can walk fine on ice - have done it for years, but it was not because of the sole of the shoe. I have used both leather and rubber lug. Of course, I'm speaking of my experience and have not tried every possible sole, just the standard ones we were speaking about. I mean if you really want to be safe strap on cleats:
It's B Nelson. Ask for Nick. Great guy and great company. They do excellent work
Thanks for letting us know. I sent him my request last night.