Wondering if anyone here could tell me about Alden's Neo-cork sole? I asked over there, but didn't get a response. It would also be nice to get an unbiased one as well. I have no clue what the neo-cork sole is really made of (a composite of neoprene and leather from what I read?) and any info is hard to find. I am thinking about a pair of indy's down the road. A more technical answer is fine by me (probably preferred).
Also, would it be ill advised to get a topy on the Indy's (or any other shoe really) and just perpetually get that changed, as opposed to changing the whole sole? I've yet to find a cobbler I trust in my city, and shipping out a pair of boots back to alden or AE, would be around $220+, which is hard to justify on these brands. I don't mind the look and feel of the topy.