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post #3151 of 4511
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Have you ever fractured your ankle? biggrin.gif I would have assumed you'd have mentioned that, but I found it funny because many moons ago I fractured my left ankle and I have the exact problem you describe with some footwear. Thank goodness that problem has never manifested itself with any White's 

No,never hurt an ankle.  I do, however, have a problem with gout right now with the right foot which is why I think it's so much harder to get into the right boot.  My right foot is bigger than the left one right now.  Probably not a good time to be breaking in new, expensive MTO boots that mold to your feet but if I have problems down the road I'll deal with it then.  The work boots are starting to feel better every day although still tighter all the way around than the SJ's.  The SJ's are just slightly loose in the heel with medium weight socks.  I bought some heavyweights today and the SJ's are perfect with them which is no big deal since the SJ's will be worn mostly in the winter.

post #3152 of 4511
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Originally Posted by cathpah View Post
 

 

Call me crazy, but those don't look to be quite as Cuban (i.e. shaped/tapered) as what I've seen in the past.  Maybe I need to reassess the Cuban Heel on my next boot.

 

Honestly, I think it always looks way more pronounced in photos than it does on the foot with White's. I have other boots where the Cuban Heel is pretty damned obvious when I'm wearing them, but it's pretty subtle on my Bounty Hunters. It's noticeable, but it doesn't really look out of place.

post #3153 of 4511

Ok...modified makeup based on feedback and discussions

 

  • #8 CXL leather
  • no toe cap
  • single celastic toe
  • leather liner (cream)
  • no pull tab 
  • antique eyelet and speed hook combo
  • standard trim
  • standard heel (possibly minus 1/4")
  • Commando mini lug half sole
  • single midsole
  • natural edge trim
post #3154 of 4511
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post
 

Ok...modified makeup based on feedback and discussions

 

  • #8 CXL leather
  • no toe cap
  • single celastic toe
  • leather liner (cream)
  • no pull tab 
  • antique eyelet and speed hook combo
  • standard trim
  • standard heel (possibly minus 1/4")
  • Commando mini lug half sole
  • single midsole
  • natural edge trim

I dig it, but my vote is a full Cuban heel or a lowered block heel.

post #3155 of 4511
I doubt that White's would make one of their boots with a Cuban heel for any price. I think you're referring to their standard heel, which could be considered a logger heel, or even cowboy heel, but definitely NOT a cuban heel. A cuban heel is a short based (front to back), undershot, medium high heel. It is almost always used only on ladies' shoes. Cuban heels would not be appropriate for heavy duty boots, especially White's, with their distinctive arch design.
Even when the Beatles wore them they didn't get very popular- not in the US anyway.
post #3156 of 4511
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Originally Posted by anrobit View Post
 

I dig it, but my vote is a full Cuban heel or a lowered block heel.

I was originally going to do lowered block heel but reading through the thread it seems like the overwhelming consensus is that the standard heel is far more comfortable to walk in

post #3157 of 4511
Ah the heel the heel. Had both, have had a second pair in the lowered block, I don't get vertigo, horizontogo or I'm about to fall backward-igo. Unless you are on your feet (real) working all day, and even then I doubt the difference would be mahoosive, the block heel is still more comfortable, lowered as well, than any other boot I have worn. Otto White was a fantastic bootmaker, not a scientist, he found a height that seemed to work well with the arch, the arch flattens slightly with wear. I hardly ever read any complaints from people that have had the lowered heel, just those that live the curved and believe "it must be the way it was intended" hurrump!

and breathe.

But you know, each to his own smile.gif
post #3158 of 4511
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Originally Posted by sammy View Post

My natural CXL SDs arrived yesterday…





 

Wow, those look great.    The natural CXL really looks good. Still waiting for my first pair of Whites, but those may well be my second pair.  How long did it take to get them? 

post #3159 of 4511
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Originally Posted by 4characters View Post
 

Just over 3 weeks.:)

Been just over 3 weeks for my Bounty Hunters.  Maybe I will see them sooner than I expected.  

post #3160 of 4511
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Originally Posted by revrend View Post

Honestly, I think it always looks way more pronounced in photos than it does on the foot with White's. I have other boots where the Cuban Heel is pretty damned obvious when I'm wearing them, but it's pretty subtle on my Bounty Hunters. It's noticeable, but it doesn't really look out of place.

I agree. I always thought the traditional heel on the White's SD looked pretty extreme in pics, but when I put them on - it was far more subtle. It just seems to work with the rest of the boot.
post #3161 of 4511
I still say lowered block heel...
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I was originally going to do lowered block heel but reading through the thread it seems like the overwhelming consensus is that the standard heel is far more comfortable to walk in
post #3162 of 4511
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Originally Posted by mrpoizun View Post

I doubt that White's would make one of their boots with a Cuban heel for any price. I think you're referring to their standard heel, which could be considered a logger heel, or even cowboy heel, but definitely NOT a cuban heel. A cuban heel is a short based (front to back), undershot, medium high heel. It is almost always used only on ladies' shoes. Cuban heels would not be appropriate for heavy duty boots, especially White's, with their distinctive arch design.
Even when the Beatles wore them they didn't get very popular- not in the US anyway.
 

I'm pretty sure that even White's/Baker's uses the term "cuban heel" when describing their standard heel.

post #3163 of 4511

Just place an order for a pair of another SD for my brother in law, same build as my Navy Chromexcel but now on burgandy chromexcel.

post #3164 of 4511

I'm 10.5 Wide as shit on Brannock. Probably EEEEE or some shit. Do you think a pair of SD's in 11.5EE could work? I have 1k's in 11EEE and they fit ok. Little big in the toe box but with boot socks and insole they are good. Indy in 10.5EEE is okay after break in. 

post #3165 of 4511
My boots took about a month from the time I ordered them to the day they arrived. Here's another pic showing the taper to the heel. Again, its not a "Cuban" heel by any stretch, but still tapered.
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