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That strikes me as putting lipstick onto a large scab.  It's not going to hide much, and won't address the "problem."  As others have said, I'd post in the shoe care thread and see what they say, as that's where the experts in that field hang out.  The boots will be fine in that shape, but if you want to fix the aesthetics of it, you'll likely want to do more than just putting some polish onto it. I ordered mine on April 12 and they shipped on May 1st, so that's 19 days....
That same boot would be $429.95 from Baker's.  The term "Bounty Hunter" is just the name that Baker's gave that style of boot, so White's recognizes the term, but doesn't use it.
That's a great deal.  Mind sharing where you found it?
I'd be interested to see photos.    Does the flaking seem to be just an outer layer (similar to dress brown having such a darker outer layer, or like chromexcel that's not dyed all the way through), or do you think it's just a function of being really dry?
+1 to both statements. Personally, I think structured toes look better over the longterm, plus they offer a good bit of protection against my clumsiness as well as while out adventuring.  I have a pair of Nick's with a soft toe, and while I really like them, the soft toe means that they're relegated to casual wear only.
Interesting, and I appreciate you chiming in.  These are definitely valid concerns, especially with arch length, as that is most certainly a "thing."  So much so, that it could make White's or Nick's an impossibility. Who did you deal with?  I've had nothing but great interactions with Kyle at Baker's.
That would likely be their Leather Lotion, but I also like Lexol conditioner.
Exactly what I have on the way.  I'm excited to see how they turn out. I ended up selling almost all of my other boots once I discovered White's.  There's really just no going back for me once I felt that fit and arch support, as well as the build quality.
What are you waiting on?  I got my tracking info on Friday, and I'm looking forward to getting yet another pair of Bounty Hunters...this time in distressed roughout.  Just like the other 3 pairs that I own, they're 9" tall, with antique hooks and eyes, close trim w/ brown edges, lowered block heel, pull loop, and no logo, on a vibram 430 sole.  This pair, however, will be my first unlined pair, as I'm buying them for hiking in the summer months.
  Just for fun--and to make your choice a bit more difficult--I might recommend you think about Smooth Distressed, as well.  It's hearty and tough as can be (likely even tougher than Dress Brown, although both are damn tough), and it can look pretty similar to natural CXL, which you mentioned also being drawn to.  Depending on your needs, it could be the perfect in-between for you. Here's an album of mine in Smooth Distressed, ranging from new, to beat up after a really...
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