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post #1156 of 6060
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

 

Is that the SD last?

 

 

I'd be interested in knowing that too...  It's got a nicely turned up toe, which I like.  I would expect it to be 461 Last, but if it's SD then that makes me think I don't need the 461 to get that look.

 

I really like the shape of the boot.  Classic.

post #1157 of 6060

BH is a SJ built on a SD last, so yea its a SD last.  The toe is a bit exaggerated in this pic.  Normally, the upturn isnt as severe as seen here, but it def. does it on its own.  I think the lowered heel makes it seem a bit more pronounced.  

post #1158 of 6060

Talking about the resoling and the heel size adjustments - I`m not sure that a heel adjustment will fit the way the boot is angled. I think they change the angle of the lie of the foot bed marginally to adjust the heel sizes, so that a change in heel size may cause undue wear in different places on the sole, and make your foot lie uncomfortably - any thoughts?

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Apologies for crappy ipod pics...
smoke jumper...swing last, natural cxl, vibram half sole


post #1160 of 6060
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Originally Posted by Whacky View Post

So I finally get my Natural Chromexcel Bounty Hunters tomorrow via UPS.
Little excited to see how they turned out.

I ordered a Cuban heel, normal height, Vibram 269 sole, cream leather liner, antique hardware, celastic toe, with close trim.

I will post up some pictures when I get the time.

Still not sure if I should initially treat them, or let them age naturally.
I really dont want to darken the natural chromexcel too much.

Thinking of just letting them age. See how it works out.

 

Still hoping to see pics of these Bounty Hunters with 269 sole...

post #1161 of 6060
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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

Can anyone identify the leather on these White's?

http://shop.imogeneandwillie.com/products/whites-boots-cap-toe-sierra


These are water buffalo in sienna color.
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Can someone tell me which last is this?

 

Thank you in advance.

 

post #1163 of 6060
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Originally Posted by mrUnicorn View Post

i have a bounty hunter in 269 sole

 

Love to see a pic....  I think I have settled on a Smokejumper/Farmer-rancher, in Black CXL, with block heel lowered.  Final decisions are sole and last.  It's between the SD last (so Bounty Hunter) and the 461 (so Classic Workboot I guess).  And then between 269 sole and commando mini-lug.  I like the looks of the 269, but wonder a bit about it being slippery when wet.

 

Pics and feedback welcome....

 

Thanks.

post #1164 of 6060

the 269 is essentially a rubber version of a leather sole, meaning traction is at a minimum.  I would go with the 430 personally on a bounty hunter, but thats me.  

post #1165 of 6060

Some pics of my SJ's (8" brown dress on swing last; standard heel, vibram 430 sole).

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A lot of folks are saying to go with the Indy boot size for the Semi-Dress standard last. Are you guys wearing dress socks or work socks with each boot? I typically wear wool dress socks with my Indy boot, and planned on doing the same if I bought a boot from White's, but I saw that they recommend Smartwool. Currently I don't have any work socks to wear for a tracing, but I've already done one with dress socks on for another maker.

post #1167 of 6060
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Originally Posted by mrUnicorn View Post

i do half size down on whites and i do the next width up on whites

Are you wearing the same kind of socks on both? Or dress socks on the Indys and work socks on the White's?

post #1168 of 6060
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Originally Posted by mrUnicorn View Post

i do half size down on whites and i do the next width up on whites


I haven't gotten mine yet, but I wear a 10D on the Alden Barrie last and Kyle at Baker's recommended a 9.5E based on my foot tracing / measurements.

post #1169 of 6060
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post


I haven't gotten mine yet, but I wear a 10D on the Alden Barrie last and Kyle at Baker's recommended a 9.5E based on my foot tracing / measurements.
sounds about right
post #1170 of 6060
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Originally Posted by mrUnicorn View Post








french calf tan bounty hunter

Wow, I love these non-standard boots.

 

A few questions please:

 

1. What is the height? (like the no pull tabs)

 

2. Is the last standard? The toe seems quite pronounced.

 

3. Is that a double leather midsole?

 

4. Its a single finish around the edge is it?

 

Given me a great idea for a two tone...all in french calf with perforated toe cap!

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