I too am fan of the crepe soles. So comfy. I wouls say, for me, its on par with double water lock and commando. I like the look and feel of the commando, but Alden's version a piss poor. In what I considering "normal" wear, the commando begins to detach way to easy. Once the time comes to actually fix them, I'm gonna opt for a legit vibram commando.
Sorry for the sole tangent/rant. Awesome boots. I hope you were able to take advantage of them when they were on sale. Great price for them.