I love my SDs, but I really wanted something with more ankle support. I ride my motorcycle to work everyday, and for me the SD just isn't substantial enough. The boots I typically wear are purpose built motorcycle boots. They are ugly and uncomfortable and I change into sneakers when I get to work.
But I figured some SJs would be the perfect boot to provide riding protection and all day comfort.
I read all 100+ pages. I debated chromexcel. I debated 8" vs 10". I debated Vibram 100 vs 430. Finally I came up with:
8" Lace to toe with false tongue
All distressed smooth leather
Nickel hook and eyelet with and eyelet on top
Standard height cuban heel
Vibram 100 sole
I didn't even ask what the build time is. I almost don't want to know. But I will post pics when I get theses beasts!
Sounds like a great build. I with you, I really don't care how long they take. I'm at least a month or so away from ordering, I'm sure I'll change my mind on the build several times by then and after ordered they get done when they get done.