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post #3946 of 5004
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Originally Posted by LouieBailie View Post
 


 I had a problem with my last set of Whites boots too. I would place my right boot in my lap and go driving around. It seemed to hurt my groin so I called Whites and they told me to put it on the foot and it would eliminate the problem. I tried that and it cured the problem.

 

They also told me to PULL THE TONGUE UP AND PUSH ON BOTH SIDES, WHEN TIGHTENING THE LACES, and they would not pinch my wittle ankles. THIS CAUSES THE TONGUE TO FOLD EQUALLY ON BOTH SIDES.

I'll try that, thanks.

post #3947 of 5004

One week in.  Worn five or six days, including in some rain one day, and for some light yard work another (after which I rinsed them off with the hose and wiped them down).  Other than the couple of days of ankle break in, as Climbinglife mentions above, they feel great.  I love the way these boots look -- a classic, slightly fancy workboot look.  Very happy with the contrasting silver eyelets, the cap toe, and the sanded down block heels.  The CXL is creasing in the vamp where the boot bends, as expected, but I think the celastic toe and full lining will prevent the sort of widespread creasing you see sometimes on other CXL (though time will tell).  Size is probably just a bit too roomy, but seems fine after several days of wear, so that's okay with me.

 

 

 

post #3948 of 5004

Nice boots bro!

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Originally Posted by climbinglife View Post

Nice boots bro!

Thanks. Yours too !
post #3950 of 5004
Nice boots linafelt and climbing.

I found these boots on facebook and love the smooth and rough out contrast. This is the pic I've been looking for to confirm that I like the combination. I wouldn't go with the swing last and prob not the CXL on lower half, but do like the natural leather midsoles.

post #3951 of 5004
Lina, they look incredible. You must be very proud of them. I'm generally a full trim guy, but the close trim with the toe cap is perfect. And don't worry about stretching at all. My leather lined SJs in black cxl are a kajillion times sturdier (read: less prone to stretching) than other cxl footwear I've owned
post #3952 of 5004
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Originally Posted by LouieBailie View Post


 I had a problem with my last set of Whites boots too. I would place my right boot in my lap and go driving around. It seemed to hurt my groin so I called Whites and they told me to put it on the foot and it would eliminate the problem. I tried that and it cured the problem.

They also told me to PULL THE TONGUE UP AND PUSH ON BOTH SIDES, WHEN TIGHTENING THE LACES, and they would not pinch my wittle ankles. THIS CAUSES THE TONGUE TO FOLD EQUALLY ON BOTH SIDES.

Louie cracks me up!
I've had the same problem, climbinglife (with the tongue pinching my ankle, not the boot hurting my groin). I've used both the standard White's method of folding the tongue to one side, as well as LB's method. It just seems to depend on the specific pair of boots which one worked best. After several wears one or the other method worked and the problem went away.
post #3953 of 5004

For 6" or shorter boots you shouldn't need to do the tongue fold because there just isn't that much leather.  The tongue sees arguably the most stress in the entire boot and will absolutely loosen after a couple wears.  I don't fold my 6" BH's, but my 8" packers definitely need the tongue to be folded due to there being so much more material.

post #3954 of 5004

Getting ready to retire my boots for the summer.  These were received in early October 2013 and worn almost daily until April when it started to warm up.  It's been a cool spring in Boston so I've been able to wear them into June.  Specs are a 6" BH, natural CXL all around with toe cap and mini lug half sole with brown trim.  They are lined, and I'd like to add to the lining discussion that they do not make the boots warmer; if it is too warm for boots with a lining then it is too warm for boots.  The build is meant to be a hybrid of the Red Wings GT's and IR's, both boots which I have owned and sold due to them giving me plantar fasciitis, an ailment that I'm proud to say was alleviated by the Arch-Ease system  Treated 3 times with Obenaufs, once after about 2 weeks, once around Thanksgiving for water protection because I wear them in the snow, and once again in February to maintain that protection.  I've treated the edges with brown trim stain from Allen Edmonds because it fades noticeably after trudging through snow.  I brush them after almost every wear, so the leather practically looks new, and I love the golden patina that it has achieved.  It's hard to believe they started with that odd greenish tinge that natural CXL has brand new.  People should not be discouraged so much by how easily CXL scuffs because it's so easy to buff out with a horsehair brush and a little elbow grease.  I work in the railroad industry, so I've walked tracks in them and every scuff has come out with brushing.

 

 

 

 

post #3955 of 5004
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Originally Posted by b-ewing View Post

Lina, they look incredible. You must be very proud of them. I'm generally a full trim guy, but the close trim with the toe cap is perfect. And don't worry about stretching at all. My leather lined SJs in black cxl are a kajillion times sturdier (read: less prone to stretching) than other cxl footwear I've owned

 

Thanks b-ewing.  Yeah I have also always been a fan of the standard trim, but at the last minute with these I switched to close trim, I think mostly because i was getting EE width and asking Baker's to sand the heel, and it seemed like standard trim would just balloon out then in the front of the boot.  I miss having the double rows of stitching on these, but am happy with how they turned out.

post #3956 of 5004

Beauties!

 

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@aaronjared Love the rich color these boots have taken in such a short time.. 

post #3958 of 5004
Does anyone have any experience with the 'half slip?' I know what it is, but my question is concerning the height of the heel. Does White's lower the heel to compensate for the overall height or does adding the half slip just raise the boot? I've always worn stiff hiking boots before my RW's and miss that rigidity of the arch.

@b-ewing I would be an 8 in Chuck's with a little wiggle room.
post #3959 of 5004
Hey mates. Could anyone enlighten me on how I could go about sending my foot tracing to bakers or white? Thanks in advance! smile.gif
post #3960 of 5004
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Originally Posted by nikkiong View Post

Hey mates. Could anyone enlighten me on how I could go about sending my foot tracing to bakers or white? Thanks in advance! smile.gif

The famous Kyle is the one who replies to Baker's customer service.  If you email and start to ask about foot tracings he will reply and give you all the details.  I sent mine snail mail with my contact info and he replied and told me which size to order.  White's tracings are done through their catalog which must first be ordered online.  It seems to take 2-3 weeks for the catalog to arrive.  I recommend going through Baker's because of the customizability and customer service.

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