I have numerous Aldens - mostly shell, some calf - mostly shoes, some boots. I am partial to leather soled Aldens - double or single, standard or oiled. I have never understood the appeal of the crepe sole. Indeed, any model that comes out with a crepe sole is immediately dismissed by me. Certainly others see the issue as I do, but many do not. I get that many claim it is very comfortable, and that it is necessarily casual/informal, but what else, if anything, about it is appealing to those of you who buy it? No sarcasm is intended here.
They are more comfortable than leather soled shoes.
Also like the look.
Most of my shoes are leather soled, crepe's only go with a certain, limited number of styles IMO, but worth having in a collection.
New york ranger mentioned earlier he had taps installed in his crepes...if you see this, let me know how they were attached.