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post #511 of 5025
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 #512 of 5025
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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 #513 of 5025
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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 #514 of 5025
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post #515 of 5025

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

post #516 of 5025
those must be quite heavy
post #517 of 5025
Those s**tkickers are for real.
post #518 of 5025
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 #519 of 5025
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 #520 of 5025
Thank you! Yes it does feel high as it is with no sole.
post #521 of 5025
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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

I did the first time multiple times he assured me in around 8 weeks I would get the same configuration but a size up.

lucky you !!! the lead time for white's is 8-10 weeks now. i still havent received my pairs after 8 weeks waiting !!! but i am so exciting to see them in 1-2 weeks time !!!

post #522 of 5025
Do you have to pay in full for the boots even before you receive them?
post #523 of 5025
With White's you must pay a deposit since they are custom orders, I think it might be $100 or around there. Once the boots are complete I think they'll then charge you the balance and send the boots out. I've never bothered with that and just payed in full when I ordered them.
post #524 of 5025
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Originally Posted by david3558 View Post

Do you have to pay in full for the boots even before you receive them?


If ordering through Bakers, the answer is yes.

post #525 of 5025
Anyone here with a single leather sole put a much thinner vibram half sole similar to a topy than what is offered? I have taps on my pair now but I want to wear them throughout winter as well. I was originally thinking of sending it back to Baker`s before then to have the thick composition half sole that white`s do but I want a much lower profile than that without having to alter the heel height since the standard heel height is high as is.
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