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post #3196 of 6108
B-Ewing,
I plan to take a few better photos tomorrow. I was like a kid in a candy store with the boots today. Could not wait to put them on and see how they feel.
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Rick, close trim is for wusses;

Hell yeah! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Those are great boots Rick! Enjoy them.
post #3198 of 6108
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I don't see many posts about the Nomad boots. Does anyone have any or know anything about them?

I would love some with a soft toe and made from dress brown leather. But I have heard that White's insists on celastic reinforced toes and won't make them from dress brown leather. On that note - is black Chromexcel died through?

If anyone is interested, Kyle said Whites will make them with a soft toe. A year ago this wasn't the case and they would only make them with celastic.

I'm considering a pair in black CXL, soft toe, double midsole, Vibram 700 composition half sole, natural trim. I'm going for a vintage 30s/40s style engineer.
post #3199 of 6108
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If anyone is interested, Kyle said Whites will make them with a soft toe. A year ago this wasn't the case and they would only make them with celastic.

I'm considering a pair in black CXL, soft toe, double midsole, Vibram 700 composition half sole, natural trim. I'm going for a vintage 30s/40s style engineer.

Those will look absolutely killer! Throw on some roller buckles, and you will have the total package

Will they do a 10" shaft? I'm ok with 11" but my preference is 10"
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Originally Posted by b-ewing View Post

Those will look absolutely killer! Throw on some roller buckles, and you will have the total package

Will they do a 10" shaft? I'm ok with 11" but my preference is 10"

I did not ask about the shaft height. I just assumed I'd go with however they make them. I had not given any thought to the buckles either.
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Here are a few more shots. Standard heel, standard trim. Black and burgundy chrome excel. Natural edge. I was not so sure of the colors , but they are growing on me.   

 

 

 

 

 

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My new Bounty Hunters were delivered today.  Just a few days over a month since I placed the order.  Here's a few pics I took .

 I have a question on  how you guys put on and take off these boots.  I have a high instep/arch and find that my foot does not want to just slide in to these boots.  I end up using a shoe horn and still it is a tight fit.  Once on, they feel like slippers, very comfy.  Getting them off is always quite a pull also. I have a few pairs of boots that offer a larger opening and I can slip right in to and out of  them.  Just wondering if this is a White's boot thing and it will get better with time or  maybe something on the build needs to be tweaked.  




The instep/arch area on White's should be tight initially. Not painful, but much tighter than most footwear you are probably used to. If you have a high arch it will make it even tighter. It will loosen over time. And that build looks great! I like the two-tone with toe cap.
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The instep/arch area on White's should be tight initially. Not painful, but much tighter than most footwear you are probably used to. If you have a high arch it will make it even tighter. It will loosen over time. And that build looks great! I like the two-tone with toe cap.

Andy b,

They fit just fine. My problem is getting my foot into them. It is a tight squeeze to get my foot (instep) to start into the boot as there is very little room. I am pushing my foot between the top back of the boot and the tongue. Once my instep gets past that , its good.  Seems like if the tongue was just a little more bellowed, more leather, I could slide right in.  

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It'll loosen up
post #3205 of 6108
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Andy b,

They fit just fine. My problem is getting my foot into them. It is a tight squeeze to get my foot (instep) to start into the boot as there is very little room. I am pushing my foot between the top back of the boot and the tongue. Once my instep gets past that , its good.  Seems like if the tongue was just a little more bellowed, more leather, I could slide right in.  


I'm assuming it's a White's boots thing.  I just bought a pair of Classic Work Boots a couple of months ago and I have low arches and fairly wide feet.  The left boot my foot slips into with just a little push.  The right one is a serious wrestling match but it is loosening up.  Slowly but surely.  The Classic's seemed to be getting pretty good and then I wore my Smokejumpers for 3 days which I'm still breaking in also and when I went back to the Classics they were tight all over again.

 

They fit fine once my foot is in them.  It's taking quite a while to break them in.  The brown oil finish is obviously some tough leather and I had them lined on top of that.  The very top around the ankle is where the real discomfort comes from on the left one since they don't flex very much due to the new leather but that has been getting better as well.

 

Just keep wearing them as much as you can stand it.  They'll start getting better.

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By the way, Ohio.  Those are some real nice looking boots.  I need to stay away from this forum because all it does is make me want another pair and after forking over the dough for two pairs of White's a couple months ago along with a pair of Sorell's I just can't do any more boots for a while.

post #3207 of 6108
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By the way, Ohio.  Those are some real nice looking boots.  I need to stay away from this forum because all it does is make me want another pair and after forking over the dough for two pairs of White's a couple months ago along with a pair of Sorell's I just can't do any more boots for a while.

No kidding! This forum is a bad influence!
post #3208 of 6108
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Originally Posted by ohiorick View Post

Andy b,
They fit just fine. My problem is getting my foot into them. It is a tight squeeze to get my foot (instep) to start into the boot as there is very little room. I am pushing my foot between the top back of the boot and the tongue. Once my instep gets past that , its good.  Seems like if the tongue was just a little more bellowed, more leather, I could slide right in.  

Nope, I know just what you mean. That is about normal. It will stretch. I'm not sure if it is related to boot height or not, but it seemed worse on my 6" BHs versus my SJs and Packers which are both 10" height. I don't know why the tongue would be different, as I would just think on a shorter boot it would be the same only shorter. Then again, there seems to be a good bit of variability on White's products. I can't fault them because the boots are leather, and they are mostly handmade. It isn't like they are stamping out molded Crocs by the billions.
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Here is a photo that may clear up what I am asking.  

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Originally Posted by ohiorick View Post
 

Here is a photo that may clear up what I am asking.  


My right boot does the same exact thing but it is getting better..  As long as you're foot fits well once it's in there I wouldn't worry about it.  Mine are getting easier to put on the more I wear them.  I know what you're talking about though.  My right one was "almost" impossible to get my foot into when it was new.

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