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Definately not!! Shoe trees after a long wear soak up the moisture if you feel the need, all you'll get otherwise is discolouration inside. You're good.
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Originally Posted by HDPolarbear View Post


What if my boots have a leather liner?

There is extra leather throughout the boot which probably means I need greater quantity of oil. The inside does not suffer from the weather like the outside but socks and the feet are usually in contact to the liner so it might absorb some oil contained in the leather liner.


That being said, do I still need to oil inside?
Listen, here is the number to Whites directly. 800-541-3786. They are very easy to reach there is no wait time. Ask them. They will politely tell you no and then roll their eyes when you get off the phone. Matter of fact it might take them 15 minutes to unroll them. Here's a little known fact, ALL White's have a leather liner in the toe vamp area and I've never oiled it. I've logged the woods in White's boots for 20 plus years and live a couple hours from their factory but if you need to call go ahead and swing for the fences. Just relax and enjoy your beautiful boots brother!
Edited by mini14gb - 10/3/13 at 10:59pm
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My toes are greasy enough as is biggrin.gifwink.gif
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Hi all,

 

Complete newbie here and I think I've driven myself crazy trying to decide on a pair of custom boots !  I've never had an extremely high quality custom boot before and never really paid attention to options on boots like this.  Needless to say, I was hoping for some help from you guys as you seem to really know these boots.  I think I have it narrowed down to either the Smoke Jumper or Bounty Hunter, but I also like the Farmer/Ranchers and Vintage Otto.  I called and talked to both White's and Baker's to try and understand the difference.  It seems to all boil down to Smoke Jumpers (and Farmer/Ranchers) being on the "standard last" and the Bounty Hunters (and Vintage Otto) being on the "semi dress last".  

 

Now, for the life of me, I just cannot understand the difference between the standard and semi-dress lasts ?!?!  Both White's and Baker's tried to explain them to me a little but maybe I'm just that ignorant about boot options :(   Please, can someone help me understand the difference between these two options in complete newb/layman terms ?  How they feel, look, etc. ?  

 

Thank you guys in advance !!  These boots are awesome and I can't wait to have a pair of boots that fit like a glove and last longer than a year or so !!

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Hi Scoozy, it can be a bit confusing. The standard last is also k own as the Northwest last and it is a bit more roomy for starters, slightly more bulbous looking a bit like a tunnel tent type of look to it, I think it looks a bit more like te last the RWing Beckmans are made on but a bit more roomy throughout the foot and toe.

The SD last is flatter, slightly more squared off on the toe and fits slightly more snug than the standard last.

All depends what sort of look/ feel you want but by googling you should be able to see the difference quite clearly?

Good luck in your search.
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Originally Posted by scoozy0351 View Post

Hi all,

Complete newbie here and I think I've driven myself crazy trying to decide on a pair of custom boots !  I've never had an extremely high quality custom boot before and never really paid attention to options on boots like this.  Needless to say, I was hoping for some help from you guys as you seem to really know these boots.  I think I have it narrowed down to either the Smoke Jumper or Bounty Hunter, but I also like the Farmer/Ranchers and Vintage Otto.  I called and talked to both White's and Baker's to try and understand the difference.  It seems to all boil down to Smoke Jumpers (and Farmer/Ranchers) being on the "standard last" and the Bounty Hunters (and Vintage Otto) being on the "semi dress last".  

Now, for the life of me, I just cannot understand the difference between the standard and semi-dress lasts ?!?!  Both White's and Baker's tried to explain them to me a little but maybe I'm just that ignorant about boot options frown.gif    Please, can someone help me understand the difference between these two options in complete newb/layman terms ?  How they feel, look, etc. ?  

Thank you guys in advance !!  These boots are awesome and I can't wait to have a pair of boots that fit like a glove and last longer than a year or so !!
The last is the form they use to build the boots. It will determine the fit, style, and look of the boot as well as it's size.
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Update on my boots: this is my very first experience with CXL and there are a few things that really impressed me.

1. CXL breaks in (fast) like butter and conforms perfectly to the foot.

2. Water, dust, and grime just sit on the surface of the leather and just slides off with a little brushing.

3. Brushing them makes them shine like chrome and cleans them very well.

I’m just going to say I’m very happy; these boots are literally the best thing I’ve ever owned.:D

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^^love that shot man
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Originally Posted by 4characters View Post
 

Update on my boots: this is my very first experience with CXL and there are a few things that really impressed me.

1

 

Lovely! Downside is that CXL stretches, and loses their shape real fast too...-(

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Originally Posted by 4characters View Post

Update on my boots: this is my very first experience with CXL and there are a few things that really impressed me.





4c,

I am thinking of going with a hook at the top instead of an eyelet for my next pair. What do you think of having the hook? Does it snag on the cuffs of your jeans or anything?

Andy B.
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Originally Posted by 4characters View Post

Update on my boots: this is my very first experience with CXL and there are a few things that really impressed me.



1. CXL breaks in (fast) like butter and conforms perfectly to the foot.



2. Water, dust, and grime just sit on the surface of the leather and just slides off with a little brushing.



3. Brushing them makes them shine like chrome and cleans them very well.



I’m just going to say I’m very happy; these boots are literally the best thing I’ve ever owned.biggrin.gif





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Originally Posted by andy b. View Post

4c,

I am thinking of going with a hook at the top instead of an eyelet for my next pair. What do you think of having the hook? Does it snag on the cuffs of your jeans or anything?

Andy B.
Been running hooks on my boots for over 20 years, never had them snag on ANYTHING.
post #2397 of 4805
I've had hooks snag plenty. I still have some on my Alden Roy boots so I can live with them, but my Whites are all eyelets which is definitely my preference.
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Originally Posted by andy b. View Post


4c,

I am thinking of going with a hook at the top instead of an eyelet for my next pair. What do you think of having the hook? Does it snag on the cuffs of your jeans or anything?

Andy B.

The hooks seem realy sleek, snagging realy hasen't been an issue for me. I'd say get them because how well they tighten up for the ankles. But maybe this could be a problem with really tapered jeans?

 

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Originally Posted by daizawaguy View Post
Lovely! Downside is that CXL stretches, and loses their shape real fast too...-(

Thanks! Your boots were a huge inspiration for me. Yea, I have noticed too the CXL does seem to stretch in a bit, but so far it is welcome stretching.

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I got my notice from Baker's on Friday, four weeks to the day after I placed the order, that my 6" brown bison bounty hunters were on the way. I'm not too far away, so they came in today. A handful of shots below.

 

Baker's nailed it on the widths -- B on the left and D on the right. This is the best fit I've ever had on my left foot. 

 

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Originally Posted by 4characters View Post
 

 

 

Thanks! Your boots were a huge inspiration for me. Yea, I have noticed too the CXL does seem to stretch in a bit, but so far it is welcome stretching.

Pleasure - love to see more pics of your boots!

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