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I've heard $200 but that was about a year or two ago.
Those are beautiful!  Don't wear them!   Put 'em on a shelf somewhere and just polish them once in a while.  I've got the Horween on the uppers of the last boots I ordered.  If you're not going to abuse them the Horween is real nice stuff.  It is more "fragile".  However, I wondered for a long time why so many ordered a complete boot with the Horween.  Now I know.  It's really nice and comfy for a casual boot and the "break in" is a breeze.  I don't know what your feet are...
I have 3 pairs of White's.  All of them fit perfectly except for the heel.  I have the exact same "problem" you do.  It's there.  The slightly loose feeling in the heel area but it really isn't a problem for me since I have owned all three pairs for roughly 2+ years.  When I get one of the pairs resoled I will most probably call Bakers to have it done and ask them to clamp the heel.  I'll see how it works out on the first pair and then decide on the other two.  White's are...
I'd be talking to Bakers with feet like yours.  Generally, those of us with real wide "duck feet" like the swing last.  A high arch added to wide feet is something where a professional needs to be consulted.  I've got the wide "duck feet" but a real low arch and the swing last or the classic last works very well for me.  It's there and I can feel it doing it's job but it is not too high.  The high arch in my SJ's required thin leather spacers and are very comfy with them. ...
I simply can't justify another pair of Whites but when I do I want to go Bull Hide.  I've heard really good things about that particular leather.  Bison is another one I want.  My problem is that I don't "need" any more Whites.  I have three pairs now.
The first pair of White's I bought was a pair of SmokeJumpers in black rough out a couple years ago.  They are nice and once broken in, very comfortable.  For what you do with the landscaping I'd say they will be perfect because they do have real good ankle support.  What others have said as far as the standard 100 sole is true.  A whole lot of mud just loves to stick to them.  I'm a truck driver so don't do a lot of walking in my White';s except on my days off.  When I...
Been there, done that.  If you are in the situation you say you are in then you shouldn't even be considering any White's boots.  New or used.  No offense intended.  Find something cheaper for the time being.  There are those here on this forum that know FAR more about shoes/boots than I and can point you in the direction of some boots that won't break your bank and still get the job done.Get through college and THEN worry about the "nice" stuff.  Trust me, that's the best...
I bought 10 pairs of Filson medium weight wool socks about 5 years ago.  I have been wearing them about 8-9 months out of every year and only now are a few pairs of them showing any wear.  Filson doesn't make the ones I have anymore. My point is that when you pay the big bucks for socks it's worth it.
When I bought my black roughout SJ's I asked what to do with them and the salesman said to do the same thing you do with anything.  Oil them or LP them.  That's what I have done and it works fine. I've even LP'd the inside of them once.  The LP will flatten out the nap though and it'll stay flat for a long time.  The oil not so much.
Get some spacers.  They'll help.  They did with my flat paddles.
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