It does not have a built up heel. The sole is one continuous piece of rubber from toe to heel, there is no stacked up leather heel. This lowers the heel and mellows the arch support for people with flatter feet.
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New as of a couple hours ago. 8" Smoke Jumper lace to toe, rough out. I have a pair of Semi-Dress on the way. Only my second pair of Whites in 20 years, I bought my first pair when I was 23 and I'm now 43 so exactly 20 years of service in timber industry. These will be dedicated work boots so they are going to be ugly in the very near future after the break in. The SD are going to be for my days off. I got the lowered full sole on these and the 1/4 lowered on the SD which are being built as we speak. For those that don't know the lace to toe boot has a wider build last so order one width narrower. The SD are 10E and these lace to toes are 10D.
Great looking SJs. Any pics of your last pair? Would love to see how they held up over 20 years!
Yeah I suppose they were but sometimes good friends die and you have to let them go......nah who am I kidding. Succinctly boots are a tool that wears out, I recently sold a deer rifle after carrying it for over 25 years and a chainsaw I owned for 20 years. Its a tool plain and simple. I only have sentimentality for the the living. I don't need them laying around my shop getting moved around over and over.
I had often considered ordering a boot on the vibram 232 in this vein. Has anyone every tried to order from whites without the arch support?
That right there is the best tip I have learned in months. And so damn obvious.