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post #511 of 4480
Nice choice on the distressed smooth. A while back I posted an incredible pair of worn White's (not mine) in that same exact leather because I loved thet leather so much and needed an ID. They will soon look even more incredible.
post #512 of 4480
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Originally Posted by Trapp View Post

Nice choice on the distressed smooth. A while back I posted an incredible pair of worn White's (not mine) in that same exact leather because I loved thet leather so much and needed an ID. They will soon look even more incredible.


Do you have the pic handy?  Or is it in this thread?  Would love to see some aged distressed smooths

post #513 of 4480
Oh God, this thread is bad for my wallet. All those pics of worn Natty CXL is tempting me. Has anyone experienced stretching with CXL? I found my Alden Indy's in CXL to have stretched a fair bit... I'm pretty sad about that.
post #514 of 4480
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Originally Posted by david3558 View Post

Oh God, this thread is bad for my wallet. All those pics of worn Natty CXL is tempting me. Has anyone experienced stretching with CXL? I found my Alden Indy's in CXL to have stretched a fair bit... I'm pretty sad about that.

This is just my hypothesis, but the thicker leather of White's over, for example Alden, should somewhat mitigate the CXL stretching issue, no?

I visited the MOTOR shop in Tokyo over the weekend with my natty CXL Aldens on for comparison, but no comparison was forthcoming. They were a much thicker piece of leather, and the color and depth looked much richer. It was hard to imagine that stretching was going to be much of an issue, but again this is just a hunch.

Here's a pic of a new and a well worn pair:

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post #515 of 4480
Hrm, interesting, I didn't consider the fact that the thickness may vary.
post #516 of 4480
Well, it's just a hunch, but it seems logical. I also have a pair of natty cxl plain toe Alden boots that I'm worried about stretching because the Trubalance last is already pretty voluminous for my feet!

Anyone out there with CXL White's want to relate their experience with stretching? And, on a side note, do the smoke jumpers etc. use a thicker piece of leather than the semi-dress?
post #517 of 4480
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Originally Posted by Trapp View Post

A kit would be a great idea.
The quarter inch makes quite a difference in how the boot sits on the ground. When I slip a quarter-inch thick book under the heel, the entire boot seems to right itself. The toe angles back down and the boots feel nicer to stand in. I've come to agree with others that the SD's really aren't made for lower heel heights.
I actually love how the boot feels with the heel 1/4 lower.
post #518 of 4480
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Originally Posted by Kashiwa View Post

Well, it's just a hunch, but it seems logical. I also have a pair of natty cxl plain toe Alden boots that I'm worried about stretching because the Trubalance last is already pretty voluminous for my feet!
Anyone out there with CXL White's want to relate their experience with stretching? And, on a side note, do the smoke jumpers etc. use a thicker piece of leather than the semi-dress?

 

I have CXL Semi-Dress and black Farmer-Rancher. The leather on Farmer-Rancher is thicker and more rigid. Semi-Dress CXL is softer and more stretchy. Also the quality is higher. Less break-in time with Semi-Dress.

 

I am selling brown cxl Semi-Dress in 12.5EE just because its too roomy once I wore them a bit. 

post #519 of 4480
Black Horse Hide Semi Dress

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post #520 of 4480

That triple sole is beefy - those look like some serious sh-t-kickers.

post #521 of 4480
those must be quite heavy
post #522 of 4480
Those s**tkickers are for real.
post #523 of 4480
Anyone with single leather soles wear theirs in the winter or in the rain? I am thinking of having white`s add the half slip before winter so I don`t have to put it away. Would they have to alter the heel height as well? I mean is the heel height the same on the ones with just the single leather sole and the ones with the half sole on top of the single leather? It seems to me that the heel height is a little higher on the ones with the half soles.
post #524 of 4480
Yes, you guess is right. They put another layer of leather in the heel to balance the boot, when using the composition half sole. So, if you add a forefoot rubber layer yourself, with no change to the heel, you will have a lowered by 1/4 inch heel boot. I suggest you do nothing to the heel, just let it be lowered.
post #525 of 4480
Thank you! Yes it does feel high as it is with no sole.
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