Originally Posted by jimanchower
I've read all but about 10 pages of this thread and will soon send my tracings/measurements off to Baker's for sizing recommendations, but I wanted to ask before I get too pumped up about a new pair of SDs. I've got moderately high arches and what seems to be a very high instep. Are SDs going to work for me?
I'm not asking for my SD size as I know the guys at White's/Baker's will be best equipped to tell me, just wondering if the SDs will work or if I should look elsewhere. TIA!
I also have very high arches and, like you, high insteps. I've had instep trouble with boots in the past, like the Iron Ranger, biting my instep. But my White's Bounty Hunters work very well for me, as I think probably SDs would (though I have only worn them for try on). Not sure if it's the same with you, but I've realized that even though my feet do not measure wide, if I get an E or EE width it makes up for the high instep.
As far as sizing, I have it to be hit or miss with both Whites and Bakers. The tracings simply don't work all the time, especially if you have some issues like this. Still, worth trying I think....