How are the plantation crepe soles Alden uses in terms of wear? I can be pretty hard on soles, especially heal wear. Are they fairly durable and last a good period of time or will I burn through them like an eraser. Need supply put up some makes that I really like and they both use the plantation sole.
These are 3 years old (March 2013) and see a lot of wear. They are my go to casual shoe, especially for quick errands, weekend running around, and a ton of air travel. I had concerns about crepe but they've held up remarkably well, even the leather toe (which should probably be replaced soon). Crepe is heavier than anything else I have, even commando but I'll likely resole with crepe again when needed. It sure is comfortable but probably 50-75% heavier than my unlined chukka on Leydon (these are barrie).
Edited to add heels: