I like the darker color of "this," but I agree with the commando sole comment.
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Leffot makes its LWB with antique edging and a light trim. Alden of Carmel's cigar LWB has the same lighter sole. The "standard" LWB (sold at Alden stores) all tend to have darker soles.
i've owned 1 pair Aldens and they were super comfortable and very well made, but is that the main draw? There are plenty of well made shoes produced, i dont get why so many are Alden nerds on here.. most of the shoes are not the easiest to look at? why the intense love and obsession for the brand.? enlighten my ignorance pleaseee..