Originally Posted by Bakes11771
Can someone explain the difference b/w storm and reverse and double and oiled sole?
This is probably a good thing to discuss to make sure we are all on the same page. I think we are all clear on the oiled soil vs. double leather. The oiled sole is soaked in oil, has a darker appearance. It has the purported advantage of having better traction in the bad weather and I have heard it is more comfortable.
1. Split Reverse welt has two visible rows of stitching. The edge of the welt sticks up where it meets the sides of the upper. I believe Thor's boot has the Split reverse welt.
2. Storm welt has one row of stitching and a smaller leather edge where the welt meets the upper. If you look closely, it has a beaded edge to it.Think of the storm welt as a less conspicuous split-reverse welt as far as Alden goes. You commonly see these on Indy boots.