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Thanks, I'm really enjoying them so far.

I love the 430 soles. I've had 3 pairs now with that sole. The 700 looks like it has less traction, but who knows.

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How's the non celastic holding up (if they're yours?) Shivman? Interested to see if the toe flattens much. Cheers.

I purchased a pair of SJ on ebay that are non celastic. I manage a motorcycle collection for a living and I can definitely feel the shifter on top of my foot.
I ordered a pair of Nomads for my boss and a pair of SJ with celastic toes for myself. They should be here next week.
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urbans,

How thick does the distressed leather seem? I was talking to Kyle and he said the distressed leather is the thickest of the light leather colors. I am really leaning towards something with that leather for my next pair.

Andy B.
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urbans,

How thick does the distressed leather seem? I was talking to Kyle and he said the distressed leather is the thickest of the light leather colors. I am really leaning towards something with that leather for my next pair.

Andy B.

 

That leather is amazing. Hands down my most favorite Whites leather. 

 

I would say it's just as thick as all of the standard leathers. Def the thickest lightest brown leather for sure.

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Does anyone know of any packer boots with a more pointed toe box than the ones in this thread? I realize it can look a bit like a 17th century witch's boot if there's a massive sole under a pointed toe, but the rounded ones here are all too casual.
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Sven,

You need to see the White's Dress Packers that have the kind of look you describe. Here's the link. http://www.whitesboots.com/index.php?dispatch=categories.view&category_id=452

Allan
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Great boots, urbanwoodsman. I'm thinking of getting something very similar for myself.
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Those look good, Urb. What do you think of the 430 soles? I like the appearance of the soles, but I ordered the 700 soles on my SDs at the recommendation of others. The standard lift block heels look better when the height of the uppers is taller and gives more balance to the bulk of the heels. Your choice of distressed leather on the lower parts and natty excel on the uppers is a good choice and will probably stand up better than all excel. I'll be interested in your thoughts after you have had a chance to wear the boots for awhile.

Allan

I was thinking of going with Chrome Excel for the entire boot. Are you implying that it's not the best choice for durability? I want something tough that will hold up in deep snow and slush. I understand the Chrome Excel is thick and oily, which sounds like what I want. As far as soles go, I'm leaning towards Vibram 100s for traction.
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Chrome Excel is thick, not really oily, and does stretch quite a bit in unlined form...

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Great boots, urbanwoodsman. I'm thinking of getting something very similar for myself.
I was thinking of going with Chrome Excel for the entire boot. Are you implying that it's not the best choice for durability? I want something tough that will hold up in deep snow and slush. I understand the Chrome Excel is thick and oily, which sounds like what I want. As far as soles go, I'm leaning towards Vibram 100s for traction.

 

If you want something tough and durable do not get CXL.

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If you want something tough and durable do not get CXL.

Why

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It stretches very easily, breaks down quickly, dries out quickly, and it's not as hard wearing as the more straight forward leathers. IMHO, it's great for the uppers on boots or for dress shoes. I've had two pairs of Alden Indys, two pairs of Whites, a Yuketen belt, and a Tanner Goods wallet in CXL. It's just not meant for hard use. If you have 30 pairs of shoes/boots, sure, get that leather, but if you plan on working in them at all they won;t last as long as the traditional leathers.

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I'm surprised to hear that CXL wears out so quickly. The regular smooth leather would be tougher?

Also, maybe this has been answered before, but is the sizing the same for Smoke Jumpers and Bounty Hunters?
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There is no way that Excel is as tough and durable as the various oiled leathers: the smooth black, smooth brown and smooth distressed. Look at the standard leather for the Smoke Jumpers that the REAL smokejumpers use, and you will see they are made from the smooth black or smooth brown. Urb's boots have one of the best leather combinations I have seen in a Bounty Hunter, except that I prefer the Cuban heel and a brown midsole edge. The 100 sole is great for traction, but it makes for a heavier, less flexible boot. Match the sole to the use, as with any boot, and you'll be happy.

Allan
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you boys better believe urbanwoodsman. as i told you guys a yar ago do not go with cxl if you want a long lasting pair of boots
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