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post #166 of 4531
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Can anybody comment on which is more confortable boot between whites semi dress v wolverine 1000 mile?

White's need more breaking in while 1000 Mile are more comfortable right out of the box. Once broken in, both are comfortable. Watch out for the arch on the White's though, it's very high. Consider having the heel lowered by 1/4". Made a huge difference for me.
post #167 of 4531
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White's need more breaking in while 1000 Mile are more comfortable right out of the box. Once broken in, both are comfortable. Watch out for the arch on the White's though, it's very high. Consider having the heel lowered by 1/4". Made a huge difference for me.

How long did it take you to break the white's in?
post #168 of 4531
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Originally Posted by bl@sterView Post
White's need more breaking in while 1000 Mile are more comfortable right out of the box. Once broken in, both are comfortable. Watch out for the arch on the White's though, it's very high. Consider having the heel lowered by 1/4". Made a huge difference for me.

How long did it take you to break the white's in?

On my Bounty Hunters it took less than a week of wearing them a little bit longer each day.
post #169 of 4531
imo, break in time depends on the kind of leather & construction__ ei, sole thickness [number/type of layers] & the last. i'd say, a SemiDress Chromexcel with single leather sole on "swing" last would be a quick route. my SJ R/O took around 2 weeks, but when they did they were the most comfortable boots i've ever had [aside from my ALDEN Black Indy].
post #170 of 4531

Just received my boots from White's eBay store. A two-tone Oxidado Bullhide and Black Pebbled leather, no lining. The fit is just nice. Comfortable straight out of the box. Sizing wise I followed exactly as per my Red Wing 575.

 

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post #171 of 4531
Without a doubt still my favorite shoes!
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post #172 of 4531
what color midsole looks proper with chrome excel? brown or the lighter natural color? Anyone here actually added 1/4" to the heel as opposed to lowering it?
post #173 of 4531

Go for natural to get a nice contrast between the leather and the sole.

post #174 of 4531
I went with brown midsole color. What are you guys` thoughts on steel toe? I`m on buildaboot.com and I can`t add celastic toe box?!
post #175 of 4531
I can't think of any reason to get a steel toe unless you need one for work. Otherwise it just seems ridiculous. I say go single celastic toe box, which is basically the standard.
post #176 of 4531
yeah I went with the celastic toe.
Everything horween brown chrome excel with toecap, antique hooks and eyelets, double leather brown midsole, cream leather liner, standard height curved heel, narrow/close trim, standard last. Forgot what else. Can`t wait icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #177 of 4531
sounds like a great build, be sure to post pics when they show up.
post #178 of 4531
Is kyle from baker on the forums?

Gottta give him props, I changed my order several times to the point that I feel embarassed of having to press the "sent" button all the time lol and he updated my order timely icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I gave it some thought and Brown dress is the best leather White`s got. After scouring at aged pics of CXL, et al, IMO an aged brown leather looked best. Went with the following config (much different from the order I posted:

Brown dress everything
antique hooks and eyelets
single leather midsole (brown color)
tan leather liner
cuban heel
narrow trim, single row stitching
no captoe, celastic toe
standard last

Also sent them my foot tracing. Hoping to get these soon before xmas I hope nod[1].gif
post #179 of 4531
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Originally Posted by brokeassp View Post

Is kyle from baker on the forums?
Gottta give him props, I changed my order several times to the point that I feel embarassed of having to press the "sent" button all the time lol and he updated my order timely icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
I gave it some thought and Brown dress is the best leather White`s got. After scouring at aged pics of CXL, et al, IMO an aged brown leather looked best. Went with the following config (much different from the order I posted:
Brown dress everything
antique hooks and eyelets
single leather midsole (brown color)
tan leather liner
cuban heel
narrow trim, single row stitching
no captoe, celastic toe
standard last
Also sent them my foot tracing. Hoping to get these soon before xmas I hope nod[1].gif


Most people are happy with off the rack footwear but treating yourself to custom means what you wear, its in no one else's closet!

 

post #180 of 4531
Kyle from Baker's is the man. Extremely helpful and can get you great prices. I buy all my footwear thru him/Baker's now.
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