I agree with Subutai on crepe being more comfortable (and less loved here). I think in the end for me it would come down to exactly what type of shoe or bot it is though - as much as I love the crepe, some shoes, like the PTB, just look better on something like the double waterlock, IMO.
I was thinking about a Barrie lasted chukka if that helps. I think w/ a chukka you could go either way, which was why I posed it in the first place.
Thank you for the input though, the wisdom of this forum is awesome.