A question on the subject of (what I will call) "insole impression drop" - the significant room that is created within the first wears from you foot on the cork....
Is the drop / "room" created with the single flex sole the same volume as the double leather? I guess what I am asking (which perhaps no one will know is if the layer of liquid cork used is the same thickness on the double leather and the single leathe soles?
I ask because I just picked up a pair if jcrew single flex bluchers and the only Minor niggle is (if I was being rediculously fussy) is I would like to be able pull the lacing a little tighter. : /
I will definitely be keeping then so the answer to the question is that I will find out soon enough.
There should be the same amount of cork present no matter what type of sole used. The reason for this is because the depth of the void that the cork fills is dictated by the depth of the upstanding canvas gemming rib that serves as the foundation for the inseam. Generally this is somewhere around 5mm deep. The rib is the same, regardless of the sole. There will be some variation between pairs, simply due to the fact that the cork is placed in the shoe and spread by hand. However, it would take a substantial overfilling or underfilling to make any significant difference in the wear characteristics. Just FYI, the cork isn't "liquid", it is simply granulated (ground-up) cork that's been mixed with a binder (glue) to make it somewhat spreadable.