I currently can't decide whether to go with the Loake buckinghams or C&J finsbury in dark brown. Style doesn't worry me, the loake is beautiful, but I found the soles of the loake hard (never tried the C&J)
For a shoe in my weekly work rotation (to be rotated with a black Oxford) am I better off going with the Loake or saving for the C&J in terms of comfort?
I'm not sure why the Finsbury would have soles that were any softer or harder than the Buckinghams. If comfort is your concern, then the last shape would come into play and that depends on the shape of your feet.