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Neocork has been great overall, it just lacks lugs for extra traction on certain surfaces. I find both to be extremely comfortable, but would not take my Indies with neocork out in packed down snow or wet grass inclines. That said I have taken neocork soled Indies out on many hikes, and that includes full submersion on river stones with rushing water and have been fortunate enough to not bust my butt yet. I absolutely prefer commando for a boot whenever possible so I don't have to worry about anything. Both of these soles far surpass Dainite in my personal experiences though, which is like walking on ice when on slick/wet surfaces.


The problem I have with Commando is that the sole is not very robust.

The stitching comes undone or the thin rubber can tend to break around the toe.

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#4 x tsm

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Fantastic!
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The problem I have with Commando is that the sole is not very robust.
The stitching comes undone or the thin rubber can tend to break around the toe.
+1. Neocork can take a beating. i prefer it to commando, but I rarely see snow.
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Fantastic!

Agree - those are stellar

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The problem I have with Commando is that the sole is not very robust.
The stitching comes undone or the thin rubber can tend to break around the toe.
+1. Neocork can take a beating. i prefer it to commando, but I rarely see snow.

I purchased a second hand pair of Indy's that the prior owner had a lightly treaded toppy put on - really works well for that extra bit of traction - 

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The problem I have with Commando is that the sole is not very robust.
The stitching comes undone or the thin rubber can tend to break around the toe.

that sucks. sounds like a bit of a contradiction. I've only recently tried one pair of Alden "commando" soles and they are quite comfortable.
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#4 x tsm

Want.  Very much.

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Want.  Very much.

That's the worst part about this forum. Seeing things you'll never have. 

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The problem I have with Commando is that the sole is not very robust.
The stitching comes undone or the thin rubber can tend to break around the toe.
Agreed. If I have the option between commando and double leather soles, I go with the double leather plus a vibram half sole (topy). I find the durability superior, and the wet traction more than adequate.
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Hey gang. Here are various boot shots from the past week;


1. Brick + Mortar Snuff Suede WT boot
2. Stock model 405
3. Winn Perry Tan Vegano Boot
4. Black Shell Wingtip boot – Alden San Fran
5. Tan Burnished WT Boot – Alden San Fran
6. #8 Shell WT Boot on the Plaza – Leather Soul








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Hey gang. Here are various boot shots from the past week;


1. Brick + Mortar Snuff Suede WT boot
2. Stock model 405
3. Winn Perry Tan Vegano Boot
4. Black Shell Wingtip boot – Alden San Fran
5. Tan Burnished WT Boot – Alden San Fran
6. #8 Shell WT Boot on the Plaza – Leather Soul
 

Fantastic collection and wish it was boot weather out west!

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Hey gang. Here are various boot shots from the past week;


1. Brick + Mortar Snuff Suede WT boot
2. Stock model 405
3. Winn Perry Tan Vegano Boot
4. Black Shell Wingtip boot – Alden San Fran
5. Tan Burnished WT Boot – Alden San Fran
6. #8 Shell WT Boot on the Plaza – Leather Soul
 

Fantastic collection and wish it was boot weather out west!

The tan burnished wing and Suede wing are my two faves of the group. Nice group of boots! 

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Killer boot game @sazon

 

Unionmade Sutter tassels

 

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TSM version is better and are they in same size?

8D in Grant for TSM and 7.5D Barrie for JCrew.

 

I now have a better appreciation of speed hooks.  The TSM is a pain to get on/off.

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