Thank you both for suggestions. It's funny you say that, I'm actually from Bergen as well!
I do prefer the look of the Langdale and I don't like the look of commando soles in general, but after having read on Styleforum and elsewhere that the Dainite sole isn't really appropriate for the Scandinavian winter, I settled on commando soles. IIRC, it was because dainite soles are very hard in cold temperatures, where commando soles are softer, and therefore provide more ground-contact and friction. And thinking back to the first snowfall this week, I'm not sure how dainite soles would have performed.
However, I would like to be challenged on these thoughts. I have never worn dainite soles, so I can't speak from personal experience.
Nice! :) Always good to know that others in Bergen are also interested in learning more about menswear.
Well, YMMV, but I wore the Langdales quite a bit last winter, and they worked quite well. I do agree with you on the matter that they can be a bit "hard" in cold temperatures. I've never worn shoes with commando soles though, so I can't really compare the two.
I'm sure commando soles are a better choice for winter, but I find that they (at least on pictures) look too clunky. And as mild as the winters are in Bergen, especially considering that lasting snow is an anomaly, I think dainite soles are sufficient to handle a winter here.
But still, if you want commando soles go for the Mulligan. One thing about them - I think it's quite a big contrast between smooth leather and commando soles. I would prefer grain leather in some form. (not that good on the terminology here)