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Originally Posted by 4characters View Post

Hey guys what are you running in your boots in terms of insoles?



I am looking for something that will cut down on odor and that will take up a little room.



 



I found these Pedag latex/charcoal insoles and they seem pretty nice. http://www.amazon.com/Pedag-163-Absorbent-Hypoallergenic-Activated/dp/B001E50ZAK



I’d really like your suggestions or thoughts.smile.gif



The insole of White's are fairly hard (especially compared to Wolverine 1k Mile boots) so an insole isn't a bad idea with them.

Best value I've found is the Spenco Proform:

http://www.amazon.com/Spenco-Polysorb-Proform-Womens-11-12/dp/B004ZIUPGM/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1382118942&sr=1-1&keywords=spenco+proform

Or the Profoot Aero if you want to save some cash:

http://www.amazon.com/ProFoot-Aero-3-Insoles-Air-Cell-Sizes/dp/B001KYPY8S/ref=sr_1_2?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1382118997&sr=1-2&keywords=profoot+aero
post #2462 of 4806

Well, I guess that adding an insole changes the sizing? If you need more comfort and add an insole (Spenco type), what would be the sizing changes? like up half size and one withd, or what?

post #2463 of 4806
I have a thin green insole in my BHs, and I don't find that it affects the sizing. Between the leather footbed molding to your foot and the insole squishing a little it didn't seem to change anything from when I first got the boots. I only put the insole in to provide a little insulation from the relatively cold leather, and to provide just a little cushion. On my SJs I wear thick wool socks and never saw a need for an insole.

Andy B.
post #2464 of 4806

Am I crazy, or did they once offer Natural CXL in the semi-dress boots?  I'm really lusting after a boot in natural chromexcel, so it's between these and Indys, but when I went to the build-a-boot section, natural CXL isn't an option?  Am I missing something, or did that option disappear?

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I'm happy to see that.  Not sure why Natural CXL isn't listed in their custom boot builder.

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Originally Posted by cathpah View Post

I'm happy to see that.  Not sure why Natural CXL isn't listed in their custom boot builder.

You should be able to, I ordered mine back in July and that option was there. If not send Kyle an email.
post #2468 of 4806
Anyone know if whites will do a flatter sole like the vibram 232?
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I don't think they will because of their Arch Ease, it would throw the balance off too much.... Worth asking them though.
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Originally Posted by Gauss17 View Post

Anyone know if whites will do a flatter sole like the vibram 232?

The one below is quite thin...

 

 

post #2471 of 4806
Or just go for single leather soles smile.gif
post #2472 of 4806
I appreciate the comments, but it isn't the thickness of the sole I dislike so much, it is the heel. I like my feet sitting on flatter profiles if I can. Ideally, I'd like a vibram 232 without the archease. I tried it once and it gave me pain. Guess it is worth a try.
post #2473 of 4806

They do crepe soles, so I am sure that they would do any sole you asked for.

post #2474 of 4806
B-Ewing,

Keep brushing 'em when you're done. Go out in all weather with 'em. I don't have a leather lining but the brusing helps a lot with patina.

Frankman
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Some natty CXL love now that they are starting to show a little age.  Received these 2 weeks ago and have been wearing them every day.  Specs are 6" BH with mini lug half sole and antique hardware.  I was shooting for a look that is a combination of the Red Wing GT and Iron Ranger, but obviously much less of a chore to wear.  I will take a couple more pictures in natural sunlight tomorrow.

 

I don't know why, but the toe caps are darker than the rest of the boot.  Arrived that way out of the box, and they have darkened with brushing.  The boots are very sharp, and I wear them with everything from jeans to open-collared casual office wear.

 

This isn't my first pair of White's, but I don't think the quality can be stated enough.  White's is to Red Wing what Red Wing is to Timberland.  Just in a class of their own, and after falling in love with the Arch Ease I wonder if my Indy Boots will end up getting pushed into retirement.  Next up for me will be a pair of horsehide semi-dress or I may spring for a pair of oxfords.

 

 

 

 

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