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post #2521 of 3634
Regarding the leather liner, I recently received my pair of natural cxl Bounty Hunters, and the leather is quite thick and probably does not need a liner. If temperature is a concern, the liner is not going to make or break anything. If it's too warm for a liner, it's too warm for boots. Socks affect warmth far more than the liner, and it's worth investing in a nice range of light weight merino hikers all the way to heavy winter socks.

I also have the mini lug half sole and love its comfort. It is softer than the rubber of the mini lug of, say, the Red Wing GT's which are hard as a rock. I do feel they will wear more quickly similar to how the softer compound of performance tires wears more quickly than harder touring tires. If you are doing a significant amount of city trekking then there may be better options, but if you wear your boots around the office like I do then the mini lug will last considerably longer. It is also worth noting that out of the box they mark floors like crazy, but this effect should ease up over time.
post #2522 of 3634

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.:)

post #2523 of 3634

I don't use an additional insole in my SDs - I do keep cedar trees in them when I'm not wearing them and don't wear them 2 days in a row so they can properly dry out from sweat or any wet conditions.  I didn't really find a need for more cushioning so that wasn't a driver for an insole.

post #2524 of 3634

You shouldn't need insoles in these boots. The leather molds to the shape of your foot over time. Putting an insole in would mess that up.

post #2525 of 3634
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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 #2526 of 3634

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 #2527 of 3634
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 #2528 of 3634

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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post #2530 of 3634

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

post #2531 of 3634
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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 #2532 of 3634
Anyone know if whites will do a flatter sole like the vibram 232?
post #2533 of 3634
I don't think they will because of their Arch Ease, it would throw the balance off too much.... Worth asking them though.
post #2534 of 3634
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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 #2535 of 3634
Or just go for single leather soles smile.gif
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