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post #3376 of 5025

Whoa, never seen that before.  I like a heel counter, and have always assumed (with Kyle) that it's not available on the SD. Wonder how this one came about...  It does seem to make the 5" boot look shorter than it is I guess, and I think would work better with a 6" boot; though I guess then you'd basically have a 6" Bounty Hunter?

 

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Originally Posted by ben2t View Post
 

found this @ ebay, Kyle said a semi-dress with a leather counter is not an option available when i ask for one, maybe i should have ask White's instead.

5" semi-dress with leather counter! what you guys think.

post #3377 of 5025

Was looking at the various options and was just wondering how would the bounty hunter differ from the Semi Dress in the standard last? Isn't the Bounty hunter just a Smoke Jumper on a SD last?

 

Also could anybody post the three SD lasts (Standard, #38 Swing last, Classic 461) pictures side by side and highlight the differences between them? I have looked at all the posts in this thread, but cannot see how each last differs. Greatly appreciated. 

 

Any comments on the below configuration? 

 

Horse Hide Semi Dress by White's
Item No: 2332HH 
Upper (Shaft) Leather: Brown Horse Hide
Edge: Brown
Leather Liner: Cream
Toe Vamp Leather: Brown Horse Hide
Sole: Vibram Composition Half Sole
Celastic Toe Box: Single Celastic Toe
Last: Standard
Midsole: Single
Toe Cap Leather Color: Brown Horse Hide
Size - Length: 10
Hardware: Antique Eyes & Hooks
Heel Lifts: Standard
Size - Width: D (medium)
Toe Cap: Leather Toe Cap (only available on plain toe style)
Pull Loops: No Thanks
Heel Base: Standard
Sole Trim: Close Trim
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am looking to finally end up with something like this

 

 

post #3378 of 5025
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Originally Posted by mogili222 View Post

Was looking at the various options and was just wondering how would the bounty hunter differ from the Semi Dress in the standard last? Isn't the Bounty hunter just a Smoke Jumper on a SD last?

Also could anybody post the three SD lasts (Standard, #38 Swing last, Classic 461) pictures side by side and highlight the differences between them? I have looked at all the posts in this thread, but cannot see how each last differs. Greatly appreciated. 

Any comments on the below configuration? 


Horse Hide Semi Dress by White's

Item No: 2332HH 

Upper (Shaft) Leather: Brown Horse Hide

Edge: Brown

Leather Liner: Cream

Toe Vamp Leather: Brown Horse Hide

Sole: Vibram Composition Half Sole

Celastic Toe Box: Single Celastic Toe

Last: Standard

Midsole: Single

Toe Cap Leather Color: Brown Horse Hide

Size - Length: 10

Hardware: Antique Eyes & Hooks

Heel Lifts: Standard

Size - Width: D (medium)

Toe Cap: Leather Toe Cap (only available on plain toe style)

Pull Loops: No Thanks

Heel Base: Standard

Sole Trim: Close Trim






 





















I am looking to finally end up with something like this




You are right that the bounty hunter is a smoke jumper on a SD last. So the bounty hunter will be taller than the SD and have a heel counter. Your config looks awesome! The boot pictured has standard trim, whereas you specified close trim. Otherwise, your config should give you a boot just like that pic. I wish I could somehow trade my buffalo SDs for some horsehide with cap toes. You are going to get some beautiful boots.
post #3379 of 5025
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Originally Posted by univibe88 View Post

You are right that the bounty hunter is a smoke jumper on a SD last. So the bounty hunter will be taller than the SD and have a heel counter. Your config looks awesome! The boot pictured has standard trim, whereas you specified close trim. Otherwise, your config should give you a boot just like that pic. I wish I could somehow trade my buffalo SDs for some horsehide with cap toes. You are going to get some beautiful boots.

Those might be a natural edge, hard to tell though.
post #3380 of 5025
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

Those might be a natural edge, hard to tell though.

Yes, looks like it.
post #3381 of 5025
Just curious, what is a heel counter?
post #3382 of 5025
The exterior D-shaped piece of leather that wraps around the heel of the boot. It's present on the Bounty Hunter/SJ but not on the Semi-Dress.
post #3383 of 5025
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Originally Posted by Exdeath View Post

The exterior D-shaped piece of leather that wraps around the heel of the boot. It's present on the Bounty Hunter/SJ but not on the Semi-Dress.

Okay thank you I never noticed that. Thanks
post #3384 of 5025

I`m going to pull the trigger soon on a Cougar/North West last...could someone confirm I should go a half size up? I prefer the non lace-to-toe. Many thanks

post #3385 of 5025
What's your guys' opinions on a 1/4" lowered Cuban style heel in both terms of looks and comfort? The reason being I am only 5'7" and I don't think I would like the standard heel size. So, I am about 90% sure I'm going with the lowered heel. Also, with the lowered heel, is the only option a leather sole? Because the other soles would be too think for a lowered heel. Is that correct?
post #3386 of 5025
IMO the lowered heel can look really really goofy if you're not careful. Ever seen a pair, lowered heel on a single leather sole? Looks jacked up!

To do it right, I think you gotta choose a thicker sole like a 700 or mini Vib. Go standard heel, browski!! Or aren't ya man enough for some "man heels"? biggrin.gifwink.gif
post #3387 of 5025

Agreed, I`ve thought about this a lot, but the lowered heel destroys that classic look....and I`m not sure of the balance - the classic balance in the walk is just spot on.

post #3388 of 5025
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Originally Posted by b-ewing View Post

IMO the lowered heel can look really really goofy if you're not careful. Ever seen a pair, lowered heel on a single leather sole? Looks jacked up!

To do it right, I think you gotta choose a thicker sole like a 700 or mini Vib. Go standard heel, browski!! Or aren't ya man enough for some "man heels"? biggrin.gifwink.gif

Haha yeah I'm man enough, I just don't know if I like the appearance of it. The standard height heel just looks so huge though. Or is it just me that thinks that?
post #3389 of 5025
It's definitely all about what you want, not what others want you to have.

I obsessively poured over hundreds of photos, read countless posts, and totally drove my wife bonkers; then I concluded that I like the standard height and shape heel the best. I own two pair of Whites with them. And was planning on a third, but opted for another pair of Wescos for my latest (and last for a while) order, which incidentally will have a standard heel too smile.gif
post #3390 of 5025
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Originally Posted by gfloridafan93 View Post

Haha yeah I'm man enough, I just don't know if I like the appearance of it. The standard height heel just looks so huge though. Or is it just me that thinks that?

The standard heel on the Bounty Hunters is only a 1" heel. It looks tall compared to dress boots, but it is short compared to something like a standard logger heel. Part of it is that the rest of the sole with even a normal Vibram sole, not the thick 700 lug sole, is 1/2" thick, so it looks like the heel is taller due to the height of just the leather and Vibram sole stack. The heel on RedWing Iron Rangers is 5/8", and they almost look like flats.
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