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post #2821 of 4598
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Originally Posted by adschu View Post

I just got in my first pair of White's in. I bought them off of ysb, and they're the right size--seemingly the correct width and length. However, I've had a lot of pain along the outside of my arch and the top of my right foot from (what I assume is) break-in. Is this something I should expect to go away over time, or should I cut my losses and sell?

Regarding the top of your right foot, is it over top of the arch area and heading up towards your ankle? I know on mine when I first got them until the tongue was broken in and I tried slightly different methods of folding the tongue, I would get a pressure point like you may be having.

When you say outside of your arch, do you mean for example the right side of your right boot? If it is concentrated around the arch of your foot, it has been my experience that is generally the tightest part of White's boots. Did you try feeling inside the boot for any high spots or anything that feels odd in the area?

I'm wearing my SmokeJumpers right now, and I never really had a chance to break them in when I got them in the spring. They are tight and slightly uncomfortable starting behind the balls of my feet and heading back under the arch. On my previous two pairs of White's that eventually went away.

Andy B.
post #2822 of 4598
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Originally Posted by andy b. View Post


Regarding the top of your right foot, is it over top of the arch area and heading up towards your ankle? I know on mine when I first got them until the tongue was broken in and I tried slightly different methods of folding the tongue, I would get a pressure point like you may be having.

When you say outside of your arch, do you mean for example the right side of your right boot? If it is concentrated around the arch of your foot, it has been my experience that is generally the tightest part of White's boots. Did you try feeling inside the boot for any high spots or anything that feels odd in the area?

I'm wearing my SmokeJumpers right now, and I never really had a chance to break them in when I got them in the spring. They are tight and slightly uncomfortable starting behind the balls of my feet and heading back under the arch. On my previous two pairs of White's that eventually went away.

Andy B.

More or less exactly that--it's tight across the top of my foot, close to my ankle, and along the outside of my foot near my arch. I just checked inside of the boot--nothing seems especially high.

 

Thanks!

post #2823 of 4598

Hi everyone

I did it! Ordered my first pair of White's SD. I spent a lot of time on this tread, and received from you guys a lot of helpfull feeback ... so thanks!

Specs are:

 

•Leather 1: Black Horse Hide •Leather 2: Black Horse Hide •Toe Vamp Leather: Black Horse Hide •Toe Cap Leather: None •Celastic Toe Box: Single •Safety Toe: No Thanks •Upper (Shaft) Leather : Black Horse Hide •Leather Liner: Cream •Back Stay Leather: Black Horse Hide •Pull Loop: No •Eyelet Color: Antique •Sole Trim: Close Trim •Eyelet Configuration : Hook and Eyelet •Lace: Nylon •Sole: Vib 269 •Half Slip: No •Heel Shape: Block •Heel Height: Minus 1/4" •Last: Standard •Midsole: Standard •Midsole/Edge Color: Brown

 

I ordered with buildaboot from Bakershoes.

Wait and see!

post #2824 of 4598

Found these images on a Japanese site. They must have soft toes, but they still look narrower than normal. Maybe they're A or B width and a soft toe? Looking good though, I'm really digging black White's with natural edges these days. 


 

post #2825 of 4598
Love these; very similar profile to the Wesco Flightmasters, which are built on the Motor Patrol last.

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Perhaps these White's are built on the same last as packers?
Edited by b-ewing - 12/16/13 at 9:43pm
post #2826 of 4598

I've always liked the idea of an SD or BH on the packer last, but the packer has one of the tallest heels, and even lowered 1/4" it would still be pretty tall. The nice part about the Wesco MP last is that its heel is naturally 1/2" lower than their Western last, which is like White's Packer.

On a side note, what's up with Wesco charging for every little customization?

Roughout = $40

Double midsole = $40

Comp. Half Sole = $40

Leather Lining = $99

They even charge $40 to use thread that's not brown, which is why those black Firemasters have brown thread.

post #2827 of 4598
It's so true; my MP engineers ended up running me about 7bills after all was said and done. That said they're way the hell cooler than Nomads IMHO smile.gif
post #2828 of 4598
Got a pic? I'm thinking about a pair of Wescos.
post #2829 of 4598
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Originally Posted by EgliComet View Post

Got a pic? I'm thinking about a pair of Wescos.

Here ya go
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post #2830 of 4598

Are those MP toe?  Very nice.

post #2831 of 4598
Thx, man. i love em. were uncomfortable as hell at first (the toe box is insanely flat).

yes, MP toes. Addl build details: no celastic, standard Boss heel, 10" height, double midsole with 705 half soles, 2" extra length on instep strap, custom roller buckles, standard black steer
post #2832 of 4598
Those look great! That $ though... I remember someone here a while back saying he got a custom last made from White's because of an unusually narrow heel. I wonder if you could buy a custom last shaped more like the MP Toe. They'd only have to make the one, in your size, and you could reuse it for subsequent makeups.
post #2833 of 4598

I don't see why they couldn't do a 6" boot on a packer last.

post #2834 of 4598

Lovely b-ewing! Anyone have comparisons to the Whites Nomad? Also, whats the Wesco square toe called? Would be great to have a few more options on the nomad...

post #2835 of 4598

I'm all ready to place my order...just waiting on White's to get back to me on sizing.  I was all set to order my Bounty Hunters in distressed smooth, but then I was reminded of my first in-person encounter with White's, at Grahame Fowler in NYC.  I believe they're the "standard" makeup for brick and mortar stores, and it's a really dark brown (almost black).  I called White's to ask which leather that is, and he couldn't tell me for sure, but told me it was their "dark brown leather" and said it was chrome-tanned.  When I look at the site, all I see is Dark Brown French Calf.  Does that sound right to you guys?

 

Here's the link to Grahame Fowler (but their photos are really, really bad) and here's a link to what I think is the same boot at Imogene + Willie.

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