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post #3211 of 5909
I had the same problem with both pairs. I was afraid when i first tried them on that I wouldn't be able to wear them. Don't worry, it will get better.
post #3212 of 5909

My White's are fine to get into, but my RW Beckmans were really tough to get into at first.  They're fine now, so I'm sure yours will be fine with some time.

post #3213 of 5909
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Originally Posted by ohiorick View Post
 

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

 

Have you tried foot binding?

 

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Supposedly clears up any issues with flat feet, as well.

 

I kid.

post #3214 of 5909

just bought a pair of White's brown semi dress at imogene+willie here in nashville and i wear a normal 13 but i bought 12's they fit fine and are nice a not too snug. I'm sure the break in period will take a bit but the arch ease in the right foot seems a bit more intense than the left.  I'm hoping my right foot will for more to the arch ease as everyone says i will!   

also have alden indy boots 405 and 403 as well as a few pair of Trickers.  these fit like a glove and i really can't wait till they break in 

post #3215 of 5909

May I suggest wearing wool socks instead of cotton socks. The fit will be better and more comfortable because the sock won't be compressed as much due to moisture while you wear. 

post #3216 of 5909
I'm afraid wearing wool socks might make the fit way to tight? Or would that just help with them breaking in comfortably
post #3217 of 5909
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I'm afraid wearing wool socks might make the fit way to tight? Or would that just help with them breaking in comfortably

Wearing wool socks in boots is way more comfortable over the long term, so you may as well start breaking them in that way now.

post #3218 of 5909
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I'm afraid wearing wool socks might make the fit way to tight? Or would that just help with them breaking in comfortably

Wool socks come in all kinds of thicknesses. You can buy a range of Smart Wool, Darn Tough, Kirkland (yes, CostCo brand!), and Wigwam -- to start-- in lightweight, medium weight, heavy weight and other configurations and see which feels best and fits best for the boots you have.

post #3219 of 5909
You can get wool socks that are as thin or thinner than plain white athletic socks. As others have said, wool is MUCH more comfortable. It absorbs moisture, and in the winter will keep you warm, and in summer keep you cooler. You want to look for socks with the highest wool content you can find. Most lightweight wool will be limited to 50% or so, but you can find heavyweight wool up to 90%. In your case you'd want the lightweight, but I'm just sayin'.
post #3220 of 5909

As far as socks go I've worn nothing but wool for the last 35 years; as a teen I got sick of socks that would chill me to the bone, stink and remain wet for hours on end. I went with wool and have never looked back, but the real benefits only accrue (in my experience) when the percentage is at least 70.

post #3221 of 5909
Just curious, why does the natural cxl darken so much over time?
post #3222 of 5909

This is my first post on this forum as I am thinking on buying my first pair of White's. Originally, I had been looking at Red Wings,  but after reading this forum and IronHeart I am going to bypass Red Wings and go straight to White's. I'd like to say thanks to all those who have posted a wealth of information about the various options offered. The pictures of builds, boots as they have aged, and leather sample pictures have been most helpful.

 

Below is the build I am thinking about and would appreciate any comments on my options.

 

Bounty Hunter

 

Leather Liner: Brown
Size - Length: 12
Height: 6"
Toe Cap: No Thanks
Celastic Toe Box: Single Celastic Toe
Toe Vamp Leather: Red Dog Oiled
Last: Semi Dress (Bounty Hunter)
Hardware: Antique Eyes & Hooks
Heel Base: Standard
Steel Toe: No Thanks
Size - Width: C
Heel Lifts: Standard
Toe Cap Leather Color: Does not apply
Top: Cut Top (standard)
Midsole: Single
Lace Design: Lace to Toe
Edge: Brown or Black?
Counter Leather: Red Dog Oiled
Upper (Shaft) Leather:  British Tan or maybe Brown Bison?
Pull Loops: Leather Pull Loops
Sole: Vibram 430 Mini Vib

post #3223 of 5909

Place an appropriate value on the advice of one whose pair of White's is just now being put together, but my take on your high-lighted bits is this:

For the shaft, I'm kind of conservative when it comes to boot colour and would stay with one shade for the entire boot. I feel that having more than one is fun at first, but over time (and these boots should last awhile) your tastes will change (this being a fashion choice) and you may regret the combination of shades. 

For the edging, with your choice of Red Dog for the majority of the boot I'd recommend black edging, brown may make it too busy. 

post #3224 of 5909
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Originally Posted by mike fite View Post
 

just bought a pair of White's brown semi dress at imogene+willie here in nashville and i wear a normal 13 but i bought 12's they fit fine and are nice a not too snug. I'm sure the break in period will take a bit but the arch ease in the right foot seems a bit more intense than the left.  I'm hoping my right foot will for more to the arch ease as everyone says i will!   

also have alden indy boots 405 and 403 as well as a few pair of Trickers.  these fit like a glove and i really can't wait till they break in 

Great looking boots.    I wonder if I could get you to comment on the area between the heel and the stitching on the sole ( or post another pic).  I just received my first pair of Whites and am somewhat distressed to see that my boots have almost 3/4  inch of sole showing in this area.  I am wondering if this is how the they make them or if my pair did not get trimmed properly.   I have other pairs of boots that do not show nearly as much sole and I find it unattractive on my boots.  Your pair look fine and I would like to see more detail in that area to compare.  

post #3225 of 5909
Why don't you post a pic of yours? Probably easier to go that route
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