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post #3166 of 4339
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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post

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. 

If you have oxen feet (like I do) White's makes an FF (which is an EE. You'll notice their widths go: E, EE, F,FF.
They told me that F=EE and FF=EEEE.)

If you are wearing 10.5 and 11 in other boots, I wouldn't go to an 11.5. I feel they run a smidge long. My guess is that a 10.5 FF would work for you. Trace your feet. Either mail them in, or break out a ruler and see where you fall.

If you have EEEs that took some break in, you should check out White's in an FF. I hear so many people talking about rough break-in. My two pairs of Whites didn't need any break in at all. A well fitting shoe or boot really shouldn't take much break in. My feeling is that many people buy D width because they are used to buying off the rack shoes that only come in D width. But they probably have E or EE feet and don't know it.

This is from Wesco, not White's, but it is a good table to get an idea of how widths and sizes go together.

http://www.boot.com/bsizcvt.htm#WidthTable

My feet measure size 9 and are 4.5" wide, which is off this chart. I ran it by Kyle and Bakers and he agreed that FF was the size to go for me.
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Thanks. I found a pair on eBay that was 11.5EE but they probably won't fit then!

post #3168 of 4339
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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post
 

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. 

Send Baker's and White's your foot tracings. They will be able to help you determine the right fit.

post #3169 of 4339
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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post

Thanks. I found a pair on eBay that was 11.5EE but they probably won't fit then!

An 11.5EE is going to have about the same width as a 10.5EEE (see what I mean about sizing up for width?)

However you are going to have a lot of toe room and the arch support will likely be too far forward. If they are really cheap, you can give them a try. But if they are anywhere near full price, I would just pay full price for a new pair in your exact size. Or keep an eye out for some 10.5FF or 11F, but the really wide widths are going to be rare on ebay.
post #3170 of 4339
Spend the extra scratch for the perfect fit
post #3171 of 4339
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Originally Posted by ben2t View Post
 

They did not put the black tongue i requested and even called Baker's about before placing my order, not a deal breaker as i like the outcome of the boots but make me suspect about their MTO which 3 weeks only.

 

 

 

Make them do it.  Seriously, people in this thread act as if Whites or Bakers are doing them a favor.  You're paying a custom price for a custom boot.  Get what you paid for.  I'm happy with my White's but if they didn't send exactly what I PAID for then I would have had them change it.  They aren't going to say "no".  You're going to have the boots for a long time - get what you really wanted and paid for.  Don't settle for a mistake someone else made.  Mistakes happen and they'll make it right.

post #3172 of 4339
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Originally Posted by sammy View Post

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.

 

I've seen a lot of different amounts of taper called "Cuban."

 

If people want to be really precise about it, there are heel style charts out there. White's standard heels are closest to "walking" heels on Western boots. If they're definitely not anything, they're neither block nor riding heels. 

post #3173 of 4339
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Originally Posted by aaronjared View Post

Sorry for just getting to respond to this. Pretty much all of White's soles are the same thickness if I'm not mistaken, so for the mini lug half sole they add a second piece of leather to make up the difference. It gives the appearance of a double leather with the half sole beneath it. Here is a better picture of it in action.

I am waiting for a brown edge dressing I ordered from AE (thanks to those who suggested it) so I will retouch them shortly.

Received the brown AE edge dressing and finally had a chance to apply it last night. Makes a huge difference I'd say.
post #3174 of 4339
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Originally Posted by revrend View Post
 

 

I've seen a lot of different amounts of taper called "Cuban."

 

If people want to be really precise about it, there are heel style charts out there. White's standard heels are closest to "walking" heels on Western boots. If they're definitely not anything, they're neither block nor riding heels. 

 

Seems like the amount of taper, and the degree to which it "curves" or just "slants," depends on who at White's is making the particular boot.  You'll notice quite a bit of variation in different pictures around the web.  Eastwestapparel (I think) had some tapered heels that are MUCH less curved and tapered than others. Also, you'll notice that the overhang on the block heel can differ by quite a bit depending on the particular boot.  Part of the "handmade" deal I guess...

post #3175 of 4339
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post
 

 

Seems like the amount of taper, and the degree to which it "curves" or just "slants," depends on who at White's is making the particular boot.  You'll notice quite a bit of variation in different pictures around the web.  Eastwestapparel (I think) had some tapered heels that are MUCH less curved and tapered than others. Also, you'll notice that the overhang on the block heel can differ by quite a bit depending on the particular boot.  Part of the "handmade" deal I guess...

Let's just hope they're the same between each boot in a pair. 

post #3176 of 4339
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Originally Posted by misterjuiceman View Post
 

Let's just hope they're the same between each boot in a pair. 


Right!  Which does seem to be the case...

post #3177 of 4339
HI guys,
Can anyone tell me how long the brown takes to come through in black CXL? I know there are variables such as what kind of use, and frequency of wearing...I like the look of the patina as it ages...thinking black CXL nomads, and a pair of dress brown bounty hunters. Have seen a cople of well worn dress brown and it seems to show a lot more brown as it ages...thanks for any help.
post #3178 of 4339
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Originally Posted by Bunyip View Post

HI guys,
Can anyone tell me how long the brown takes to come through in black CXL? I know there are variables such as what kind of use, and frequency of wearing...I like the look of the patina as it ages...thinking black CXL nomads, and a pair of dress brown bounty hunters. Have seen a cople of well worn dress brown and it seems to show a lot more brown as it ages...thanks for any help.

It takes the same amount of time as it takes for a brown CXL boot to scuff at all. That's all it takes for the black CXL to show brown.

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Does anyone know where I can source speedhooks and the Vibram 430 sole or halfsole? I need it for a repair job of another pair of shoes.

post #3180 of 4339
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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post
 

Does anyone know where I can source speedhooks and the Vibram 430 sole or halfsole? I need it for a repair job of another pair of shoes.

Vibram 430

 

Speedhooks  (or check ebay)

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