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post #3241 of 4510
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?
post #3242 of 4510
Even when I was measured at White's bob putt wrote my size down as 10.5b 4811 for a plain toe SJ.
post #3243 of 4510
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Originally Posted by univibe88 View Post

On that note - is black Chromexcel died through?

Completely dead, Horween makes sure of that before it leaves the tannery.

post #3244 of 4510
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Completely dead, Horween makes sure of that before it leaves the tannery.

That's what I was afraid of.

But if it's dyed through, then what about this discussion? How can black CXL have brown show through if it's completely dyed?
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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.

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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.
post #3245 of 4510

Aw sorry man, I was just riffing on your spelling.

Further to your question, I think that it's not quite dyed through; it doesn't seem to be a bath that they use but a table set-up that allows for multiple hand applied coats.

Check the link.

http://horween.com/101/chromexcel-2/

post #3246 of 4510
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Originally Posted by ojaw View Post

Aw sorry man, I was just riffing on your spelling.
Further to your question, I think that it's not quite dyed through; it doesn't seem to be a bath that they use but a table set-up that allows for multiple hand applied coats.
Check the link.
http://horween.com/101/chromexcel-2/

Haha... I didn' t notice my spelling error. But now your joke makes sense!

Thanks smile.gif
post #3247 of 4510
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Completely dead, Horween makes sure of that before it leaves the tannery.

:lol:

post #3248 of 4510
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Originally Posted by RickyTylerson View Post

 

LTT SJ and SJ are built on the same last. I had also heard this about the 4811 from Kyle. I called White's to ask about it and they told me that they're made on the same last. 

 



Kyle told me this too lol. Emailed him to clarify, specifically asking about the example of a Bounty Hunter ordered using the Semi-Dress Last. From some google-fu I did the 4811 is basically the SJ last and the 55 is the Semi-Dress, so it's even more confusing....
post #3249 of 4510
It's really not confusing, there is only one SJ last, ltt or plain toe. The SD last or 55 can be used which to most of you becomes the bakers named bounty hunter or a Semi Smoke Jumper wink.gif
post #3250 of 4510
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Originally Posted by Midguardian View Post
 

Just got off the phone with Kyle. He is awesome. He gave me a "last" tutorial that I thought I'd share. I have some LTT Smoke Jumpers in 10.5EE. I feel like they are getting a little tight in the toe box. Kyle suggested I could have those reubuilt to a 10.5F that should alleviate some of that pinch. He also said the LTT SJ is built on a 4811 last that is pretty wide. Based on this and the tracings I sent in, Kyle suggested I look at SDs in 11EE built on the standard last and 11E on the swing last. Makes me feel much better about my sizing dilema. I now just have to save for my build.

 

Another thing to pass along, Kyle said if you follow Baker on Facebook and/or email them periodically with your size, they might have something on the shelf that you want. This precludes customization obviously, but you might be able to get a deal on them.

You can have a boot rebuilt to a smaller width size? I did not know that...Can they do a shorter length, say 8D to a 7.5D?

post #3251 of 4510
I am increasing the size by going up a width from 10.5EE to 10.5EEE. Sorry if I flubbed it, but I thought F=EEE.
post #3252 of 4510
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Originally Posted by Midguardian View Post

I am increasing the size by going up a width from 10.5EE to 10.5EEE. Sorry if I flubbed it, but I thought F=EEE.

F does equal EEE. Not sure why Whites does that.
post #3253 of 4510
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You can have a boot rebuilt to a smaller width size? I did not know that...Can they do a shorter length, say 8D to a 7.5D?

 

Yes.  They relasted my SD from a 9.5D to a 9D.

post #3254 of 4510
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Yes.  They relasted my SD from a 9.5D to a 9D.

Interesting, thanks. I did not know that.

 

Hmm, I wonder if they could add a leather liner? Probably not.

post #3255 of 4510

I don't think so.  That's a lot more complicated; you'd have to take the boot completely apart, see the liner in, then put it all back together again.  Easier to just buy a new pair.

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