Turning Foot 50’s Last. Full Brogue on Commando Rubber Sole.
The only way I could love these more is if they were made with a scotch grain. These are some serious shitkickers.
I’ve sort of fallen in love with commando and lug soles on dress shoes. Sure, some of them walk the line between Payless-core (I had a pair of awful awful Nunn Busch shoes that had a sort of commando sole for a while) and go to hell, but I love them. The incongruity of these kinds of shoes lends them a magical sort of quality, you know? Even moreso when the rest of the shoe is actually elegant and not rugged like a scotch grain. I think that’s part of their appeal to me.
Oh, and I guess I also like the sole on these because I’m short (why else would I prefer proper creepers to creeper sneakers?), lol