Originally Posted by michaelvl
I wish EG had a leather sole that was 1 1/2 the thickness of a single sole from fore foot through to mid foot. I personally dislike the tapered look of the HAF sole. I don't know why but it just looks strange and a bit feminine to my eye. I think allot of models would look perfect on a 1 1/2 thick sole like (sans the taper) for example: The Dover, The Westminster and The Oundle.
I think the double sole looks way to thick when used on certain models on smaller sizes. The proportions of the sole to the rest of the shoe on a Dover in size 10+ look great to my eye, but in my size UK6E I think the thickness of a double in proportion to the rest makes the shoe look way too clunky.
I have tried on the Dover on three separate occasions and each time it disappointed me due to the issues I have with the double and HAF soles.
The look of the HAF isn't something you'd notice when wearing them, but I like them better on a boot. I agree with your take on double soles - don't see a need for them.
I don't like a full Dainte on shoes - too heavy - but I've had 1/2 Dainte soles on some shoes and boots and they turned out rather well. Both EG and G&G offer the 1/2 Dainte.