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It is for me too! High arches and flexible feet bones acct for it (so I finally learned from a foot dr).
 This is the single best thing about CXL!  Love the way it looks with an undyed leather edge (not sole edge), which is why I don't understand why sometimes (like Sixteen's "Stealth" boot) they go ahead and dye the leather edges.  You get the worst qualities of CXL, but lose the best thing.
Remember, this is what those wax flesh boots were modeled on:     Let's see which of you guys gets there first!   Still bummed I missed out on this build...
 I am sure this is basically right, but he fact is that you just don't see the same wrinkling on, e.g., Viberg stitched down boots (or at least I haven't seen it), so it's not inevitable..
Maybe not improperly attached, but there certainly is a fair amount of wrinkling in the leather on the vamp around the welt.  Probably the sort of thing you would not notice much in real life, where you don't get such a close up view. and if you were to wear these on a real worksite where they got muddy or beat up pretty quickly you wouldn't think twice about it.  But it is a little disappointing in a boot that shows such nice construction everywhere else.
 I think the natural edging looks great on the darker leathers, and dress brown is pretty dark.  Of course, brown looks great too, but you lose some definition and the colors sort of run together.  Really a matter of taste and  how much contrast you like.  I will say that having seen close up both White's and Baker's brown edge dye, I felt like Baker's was a little nicer.  Unless I was imagining it, White's seemed a litter redder and sort of "fake" looking, whereas Baker's...
They are Bakers Bounty Hunters, so SJ/FR on the Semi dress last. A great build, if I do say so myself!
^^ Thanks dudes. Nothing fancy, but a classic look to my mind. With Two and the silver eyelets adding just a little bit of style. @spurs61, it's black CXL. But I see what you mean, the rawhide leather laces kind of bring out a brown look to it.
Nothing too exciting here, but figured I'd take the chance to post a pic of my bountyhunters, newly laced with leather laces. I've been wearing flat black laces which I like, but decided to try out leather for a while. I have to admit that I am loving these boots.
^^ By the way, there are a few mail order White's options that allow returns.  White's own ebay seller account, which you can find under "whitesriver," usually has several pairs for sale, and they are returnable.  Often tall SJs and mixed leathers and odd sizes, but you never know.  Also Grahame Fowler in NYC and Imogene and Willie in Nashville (I think) both have White's in stock on their online shops, and both allow returns.
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