My Dad's Lace-To-Toe Smokejumpers and his Packers with custom stitching...
My Dad's custom White’s Packers next to my Elephant Hide Tony Lama boots that my Dad gave me...
I am planning an order for some smoke jumpers. Here is what I've been leaning towards so far. Any insight on leather choice will be highly appreciated. I want something close to maintenance for riding my motorcycle.
Also I am having trouble picking a height and sticking to it. I think 10" would be fine but currently keep thinking I may prefer 12". I have 11" redwing engineer boots I wear and my pants rise up near the top while riding. Any reason why or why not to go taller?
Any reason why I should order lace to toe or not? I simply don't know if it looks better or worse. I was like this with cuban heels and when my sd's arrived it was not a big deal at all and now block heels look/feel weird.
Would a cap toe on a non lace to toe look good?
Thanks in advance guys!
Very helpful words b.
I am working with Kyle at bakers he suggested 12" and that's really what I was thinking in my head. I and only 5'9" with a 32.5" inseam although I have a 28" waist so any jeans I enjoy wearing max out at 32 in length. As soon as I sit down or straddle my bike my pants scoot up 6 inches haha. That's why I just bought 11" engineers but I am not 100% satisfied for this specific scenario. I wear my 11" engineers daily and I wouldn't mind another inch (they're only a few weeks old so the slouch is barely beginning although I understood your analogy)
I have only seen one pair with a cap toe and I didn't know what to think so good point. I can't decide on lace to toe or not. I think I just may to set them aside from my SD's and other boots. Plus with lace to toe you will be seeing more red dog leather which I like since I really like the combo with brown.
Here to share a few pictures of some awesome SJ i found on the facebook page of ultrasound boots. Totally fell in love with brown CXL after looking at it.
Here is the final decision maker:
1) Lace to toe/Steel toe/Single midsole/100 lug
2) Lace to toe/Double celastic toe/403 lug
uggggh I don't know...
Thanks everyone for the insight on the smokejumpers.
I decided and I am putting my order through today.
Huge shout out to Kyle at Bakers for all the help!