Moulded Shoes describes them as "Tar Brown Calfskin on lightweight rubber soles." I assume they are the same Vibram-like soles you see on other Aldens occasionally. They are on the Modfied last.
Yeah, like many of you I am very hesitant about the sole, but trying to decide if it is worth trying on in person. I am looking for an Alden boot with a bit more cushion in the sole, and something besides standard leather. Roy boot at Context is a possbility, but a long wait for the next restock, and I need something quicker.
I'm not crazy about the modified last, however I have never actually seen it in person. The commando sole provides nice cushion if you could find it on an indy. Good luck my friend...