oh. man, i would have loved it in a double sole. do you prefer single sole or double? i usually like double soles on all my shoes due to the substantiality. I generally agree and quite often with MTO will opt for the HAF sole treatment. Though, for sleeker models, I go with the single. I just ordered a MTO Newmarket Chelsea boot in burnt pine on the 888 with a single leather sole. PS...Tom Park rules!