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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

Has anyone worn or seen in person the White's "Hathorn Traveler"?

http://www.whitesboots.com/index.php?dispatch=categories.view&category_id=544

Am thinking of getting pair as a lighter boot, but wonder how they seem in comparison with the SD (or other heavier boots).

And, I'd love to see more pics than just the tiny one on Whites site.  (Same on Bakers....)

Thanks.

Bump on this question. Anybody? They look comparable to SDs but cheaper.
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I have not seen the traveller, but I have seen the Hathorn line. Whilst I`m sure its a fine boot, I would pay up for the extra $100 or so and get the full-blown Whites. The leather options and general standard is far far superior. The Hathorn is aimed at the factory made boots that other makers produce. The top of line Whites is a great deal compared to the second line. Just my opinion though...

post #1503 of 4531

Hi! Anyone with pics of Black Cherry Water Buffalo? I wonder how it ages. Also, it looks kind of thick, right?

post #1504 of 4531

AppleMark

Its a very thin leather...front and back is cherry, middle is dark brown water buffalo

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I cant find that photo someone posted of top view comparison of the lasts
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Thanks Daizawaguy. I love the color, but it seems really thin indeed... Well well well, still wondering on the perfect configuration!
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Hi Folks,

I'm thinking about to order SD Brown Horse Hide but there are 2 following points that I'm still not sure about and need your help to give some advise on which one of these would be a better idea.

-Sole: 269 or 700? Or else?
-Last #38 Swing Last or standard? What's SD last?

Thanks!
post #1508 of 4531
Here is spec:
Sole Vibram 269 or 700?,
Size - Length 8.5E,
Hardware Antique Eyes & Hooks,
Edge Brown,
Upper (Shaft) Leather Brown Horse Hide, Midsole Single,
Pull Loops No Thanks,
Last #38 Swing Last or standard?,
Sole Trim Close Trim,
Toe Vamp Leather Brown Horse Hide,
Heel Base Standard,
Heel Lifts Standard,
Celastic Toe Box Single Celastic Toe,
Leather Liner Cream
post #1509 of 4531

the 700 sole is more durable, the 269 is softer and has more grip. Swing last has a roomier toe box and turns up at the toe, standard last is the regular SD last.

post #1510 of 4531
269 has lesser grip than a 700 sole
post #1511 of 4531
agree. 269 [aka "western" sole] has lower profile & not much grip. ideal for urban use.

careful with sizing on the swing last. my experience is, you size down 1 on the width [ie, if you're normally 8.5E, need to go down to 8.5D].
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Thanks for helps!
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Now the option has been narrowed down to:
A) 269 sole, Standard last, Standard heel or
B) 269 sole, Swing last, 1/4" Lowered block heel

Which one of these two that will be a nicer combination with SD HH? Much appreciate if anyone could show example photos of these similar combinations.

Thanks in advance.
post #1514 of 4531

Option A by a country mile. IMHO Swing last are wide and look like clown shoes. I also dislike the block heel and lowered options.

 

 

Lowered Block Heel:

 

 

 

Swing Last:

 

 

 

Brown Horse Hide with Standard Heel:

 

post #1515 of 4531
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Originally Posted by the shivman View Post

Option A by a country mile. IMHO Swing last are wide and look like clown shoes. I also dislike the block heel and lowered options.

 

Lowered Block Heel:

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Swing Last:

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Brown Horse Hide with Standard Heel:

 

Thanks Shivman for your valid comments and useful compared photos. Better to leave the Option B.

 

Some of people also recommend Commando Mini Lug Half sole over the 269, Any comment on this sole? I tried to google but they all with standard heel. If anyone can show me the Commando Mini Lug Half sole with block heel on Semi-dress to compare, that would be perfect.

 

Cheers-

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