Thin rubber soles, often called city rubber soles, have grown tremendously in popularity in recent years. Now, a majority of all classic quality shoe brands offer versions of them, and they also begin to become more refined. Here above is an example by the new Spanish brand TLB on Skolyx table at the super trunk in London, where also the rubber edge at the relatively close-cut waist has been rounded for an even more neat appearance.

This is something I’ve only seen on more expensive alternatives like Gaziano & Girling or various bespoke manufacturers before. It is also more common that we see built-up bevelled waists also on shoes with rubber soles, and tight variations with leather waist but rubber on front part and heel are also becoming more common. In other words, you can now choose rubber soles even if you want the look of the neat leather soles, which is only positive.