Thanks Gentlemen. And those pics are great!
I may be going against the grain here, but I've been considering a shell Indy boot with crepe (rather than Commando) sole. I've read the criticisms of the plantation crepe sole generally, and the (aesthetic-based) criticism of it on an Indy boot in particular. My thinking is that crepe is very comfortable and quiet on most surfaces (if you've worn the crepe sole you know it's quiet, even when wet, on almost any flooring - always surprised when it squeaks on certain floors). It's also going to be more pliable than a leather sole so it should break in quickly and be an exceptionally comfortable outdoor/street boot. And it should work fine as a "winter-ready" boot out here in the Pacific Northwest, where rain and mud are more common than actual ice and snow.
Edited by CEE88 - 8/29/13 at 9:46pm