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post #2476 of 4880

Very nice, looking forward to seeing more pics tomorrow.:D

post #2477 of 4880
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Originally Posted by PASstudy View Post
 

Boots came in last Friday 8/23. Ordered from White's directly on July 12. Americana Semi-dress in Red Milano WB.

 

Enjoy the boots so far. They feel great, not has heavy as I expected.. Not a big fan of the laces so I'm planning to switch them out for some brown dress laces.

The ArchEase definitely takes some getting used to. Initially they caused me some foot pain, knee issue, but I am wearing flats in the hopstial 99.9% of the time and rarely sneakers so I don't knock the system but it's certainly not for those with flat feet.

 

In other news, I am in need of a polish. I have the SD in Red Milano Water Buffalo. Anyone have any recommendations about a good polish that matches the color well?

post #2478 of 4880
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certainly not for those with flat feet.

We must have different kinds of flat feet or something because arch ease supports my feet, puts my feet in a comfortable position, puts my ankles and knees in alignment and for all practical purposes cures the symptoms I usually have to deal with because of my flat feet in other shoes… I.E. hurting ankles, knees, and feet…

Funny, ain't it…

post #2479 of 4880

I`d say it`s all to do with the fit. Given that White`s have so many size combinations of width and length, you need to find the right one, and not guess that because you`re a certain size in one boot maker, that size will fit in Whites. Once you get the right fit, the arch comfort is a fantastic thing, and there are no metal shanks used in the shoe for strength. A good fitting pair is the best thing ever, one size off, and it throws things out of line.

post #2480 of 4880
Well said that man.
post #2481 of 4880
EastWest, you have any fit experience with Smokejumpers and how they are compared to SDs? Trying to decide if I should stay with my SJ size or not on my very soon SD order. (Yes, I really am going to finally pull the trigger- haha!)
post #2482 of 4880

I’d say SDs in size 10.5D with an insole fit like SJs in size 10D… but getting measured is the best way to go.

Ask Kyle.:)

 

BTW: glad to hear your going to go for it, what config. are you getting?

post #2483 of 4880
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I’d say SDs in size 10.5D with an insole fit like SJs in size 10D… but getting measured is the best way to go.
Ask Kyle.smile.gif

BTW: glad to hear your going to go for it, what are you getting?
Righty right smile.gif I'm very seriously considering taking another trip to Whites for a fitting. But then that'll just further delay my order. Decided to go super trad: brown dress, antique brass eyelets and hooks. Unlined uppers, standard trim w/brown stain. still undecided on the soles though! between 269, single leather or double leather

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Edited by b-ewing - 10/24/13 at 5:16pm
post #2484 of 4880
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Originally Posted by aaronjared View Post

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.














These are about three months old. They too have the toe cap darker, i think its got something to do with the leather being stretched. These have been oiled, brushed regularly and just the other day i hit them with some clear polish. I like how they turned out and think they are developing a great patina. Sorry about the crappy cell phone pics.
Also i have flat feet and the arche ease works great for me.



post #2485 of 4880

I can't wait until mine start to darken like that!

post #2486 of 4880
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I can't wait until mine start to darken like that!

The flash didn't really show the true color, they are darker than yours but not quite as dark as the pictures show. Keep brushing them and they will darken.
post #2487 of 4880
B-Ewing,

To me the most straightforward ones are the best. Size: SJ works out about half a size larger than the SD on average, it's definitely a more full boot in the toe and ball area. The best sizing advice from Someone who's been doing it for a little while by proxy now: get comparisons to other brands that you have and nothing beats trying them on!! I've had tracings and measurements sent to me that I've checked through White's and other well known Retailers and more often than not, everyone has offered up different sizing, quite significantly. The tracing unless you go to White's and get it done can be very subjective...sock thickness, pencil angle etc...
It's to put people off, quite a lot get it right, but if I would have gone with the recommendation everytime then there would be some disappointed and out of pocket people out there. Just my 50p's worth.
post #2488 of 4880
EastWest,

Cheers man. I totally hear ya regarding tracings. I never have had luck doing that either with any kind of clothing!

My sizing:

Brannock: 10D
Alden Barrie: 9.5D (perfect fit)
RW Beckmans: 9.5D (a bit but not overly roomy)
Whites SJs: 10D (a bit but not overly roomy)
Wesco Motor Patrol engineers: 9.5D
Converse All Stars: 10
Clark's Desert Boots: 9.5

So I'm guessing I'm a 10D in SDs?
post #2489 of 4880
B-Ewing,

In regards to your new semi-dress soles,
the leather soles are awesome but after seven months walking on sidewalks, my right boot sole developed a hole. I sent them back to White's for a warranty evaulation. Jennifer called me to say her craftsmen said the hole was from normal wear so warranty would not cover a re-sole. I'm now having the boots re-soled with a full mini-vibram sole. 3 weeks wait and I have a little less than 2 weeks to go. I'm sure missing my boots but that's how it goes.

Frankman
post #2490 of 4880
Mr B.....Ewing, I would go 9.5E or 10D.......if you go cap toe they will feel more roomy just for info. It's always a bit of a gamble because handmade=variance and the exact same last and size doesn't always fit identical when it comes to the odd mm difference but judging by your current line up I would suggest the above for comfort and possibility of a thicker or half size down for snugness. Cheers.
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