My SD's sole has exactly the same configuration as yours!
Thanks for your detailed pictures.
This thread is so full of win ! I'm new to the forum, actually found it while doing researching White's. I scored my first pair of White's off of Ebay. I picked up a pair of Semi Dress in dress brown leather, antiqued hardware , standard heel, and leather midsole. I took a chance buying them second hand off of the bay and probably overpaid but the chance did pay off. They weren't even broken in, paid $227 for them. The original owner custom ordered them , although the only difference I see is the sole has single stitching instead of double. Can't figure out why he sold them. Only thing I saw was the stitching had a few flaws.
Today is my second day wearing them and for the most part I really like them. I usually walk at lunchtime and walked about a mile in them with no issues. I am getting a slight pinching on the top of my foot just behind my big toe. The leather of the vamp is pinching agains the throat line. Don't know if this will go away once they get completely broken in. It seems to be getting better.
I do plan on having some things changed though, I want to go with either a single midsole with a commando sole or a double mid with #430 Vibram. I can't do that until I find a replacement for these while they are gone...so I'm already saving and planning on having a pair custom made.
Hello all White's enthusiast! I'm new here, created an account just for this thread :)
At this moment i don't own a pair of White's yet, but I am saving up for one!
I am still very confused about all the custom options such as Different kinds of leathers, soles and liners.
But the thing i'm most confused about is "last". You guys mentioned semidress, smokejumper, bountyhunter and some other terms that i am not familiar with.
I am keen to learn! Looking forward to all your advices :)
When you guys talk about the break-in period for White's boots taking a while, which parts of the shoe are you referring to? Is it the vamp/forefoot or just the soles?
I'm between sizes (TTS and -.5) and would need quite a bit of stretch across the vamp in the brown dress leather to go down .5 from my TTS, which is what Baker's is recommending based on the tracings I sent in. The TTS pair fits well in the forefoot but the arch is hitting too close to my toes. Anyone have advice they could share?
Thanks very much for your reply.