Originally Posted by saint
Probably a stupid question, but what's the big deal with crepe soles? Wouldn't the double soled shoes with a traction, topy-like cover be near as good? I'd particularly like to hear Tom from LS's opinion as they mention crepe soles for Winter/wet weather.
I can't say that I have too much experience with crepe soles in winter conditions here in Hawaii where winter is 65 degrees, but I did wear my crepe sole Aldens when I visited the factory during a snowy few days and they were great.
Somebody else could probably give you some better first hand experience.