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Originally Posted by dtodd View Post
 

These look great! I'm interested in a pair of packers, in one of the more scuff-resistant leathers. I'm curious which toe shape this is. I'm also curious about how the heel-sole combination on the packers works for you. I believe the packers have the highest arch/heel-drop in the White's lineup... how are they for walking? How does that heel work out when you dress up a bit? 


These are called the "Original Packer" on the White's site.  The toe is the "Standard Soft Toe" and there's isn't a number for it as far as I know. It certainly isn't the Thoroughbred Toe, which has a classic cowboy boot look.  If you ever order a pair and want this toe shape you can use my pictures if you need to.

 

The heel works great for walking, and I should mention that I had problems with a pair of Red Wing boots that had a lower block-shaped heel.  It would hit earlier and interrupt my natural stride.  They had a heel similar to Roper cowboy boots, if you are familiar with those.  Those Red Wings did not work for me at all and I've now sold them at a big loss, but lesson learned.  With this heel shape the ball of my foot and my heel can hit evenly, which is very comfortable.

 

The heel also works great for wearing these boots with a slightly dressed up look, but I have specific dress cowboy boots in black cherry for my "dress shoes" when required.  I actually only wear boots and not shoes.  My feet and legs feel much better after switching to White's and cowboy boots.  

 

If you want to get a quick idea about how a higher heel would feel for you, you could try standing with a piece of scrap wood underneath the heel of your current White's.  For me, I felt the bones in my legs and back line up in a very nice way when I tried that.

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Very nice linafelt!

Which black leather is that? Before I signed up I read through a lot of this thread but can't recall if that's chromexel or dress leather.
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What is the sole that Baker's offers that is really low profile for the SDs. I could get a pair in a leather sole and have a topy put on for an additional cost. 

 

But I am looking to see if I can just get one of the standard soles that Baker's offers that is low profile. 

 

I actually love Commando Mini Lug Half Sole the but that seems a little thick for dress boots. 

 

Cheers. 

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Very nice linafelt!

Which black leather is that? Before I signed up I read through a lot of this thread but can't recall if that's chromexel or dress leather.

Thanks! It's CXL.
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Originally Posted by mogili222 View Post

What is the sole that Baker's offers that is really low profile for the SDs. I could get a pair in a leather sole and have a topy put on for an additional cost. 

But I am looking to see if I can just get one of the standard soles that Baker's offers that is low profile. 

I actually love Commando Mini Lug Half Sole the but that seems a little thick for dress boots. 

Cheers. 
The 269 is pretty low profile..
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What last is that?
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I ordered some White's Semi-Dress in black CXL from Amazon for 30% off on Black Friday...received them on Saturday.  Wow, I love them. The arch-ease works for my feet which give me a lot of trouble.  I also like the look.  The Cuban heel is a bit affected, but it helps the gait dynamics, I think.  In fact, I like the black so much, I then ordered the brown CXL for Cyber Monday, with the discount again at 30%, and got them today.  Love the brown too.

 

I would say there are mild imperfections on both, but I feel they add to the old-timey, handmade nature of the boots.

 

The real problem with these boots is that now my Red Wing Beckmans don't seem as nice as previously. 

 

In comparison to my Alden Indy Boots, I can say they are of equal but different quality.  The Aldens are more refined, but the Semi-Dress seem more substantial and durable, though not actually heavier.

 

Regarding sizing:  I wear a 10D in Allen Edmonds Park Avenues and Leeds, as well as Dundees.  My Brannock size is also about a 10D, perhaps 10C, with low volume feet.  My Alden Indy Boots are 9.5 D, but I feel they are a bit generous.  I fit great into 9.5D in Red Wing Beckmans, Iron Rangers, and 875s.  My arches are a bit long relative to my total foot length.  I wear athletic shoes mainly in 10.5 or 11 D.  I have tried on Wolverines and felt that 9D was a tad short and 9.5 D a tad loose.  I have tried on Chippewas and found their 9.5D to be pretty good for me.  I wear a 9.5 EE in Danner Lights, which fit well, but were actually a tad narrow initially.  None of these other provide the support of these wonderful White's Boots.

 

Jon

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It totally makes sense. But I already ordered 10 inch. I have one 6 inch Whites and one 6 inch nicks. So I wanna try some higher shaft boot. Thank you very much for your suggestion.

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Thank you!!!! I learned a lot from your advice. It makes me more confident to have a pair of 10 inch boot. Yes, I ordered black cxl for shaft, It is strong. Thank you! 

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Lots of activity here lately...cool!

 

Look what Santa in the big brown truck brought today:

 


Natural Chromexcel Swing last SDs...gotem lined this time - squish comfy from the start!  Unstructured toe...gonna collapse quick on these CXL's but they feel great!

 

Check out the backstay - a little pronounced, but will probably become subdued once the boots develop patina:

 


Came out slightly more clownish than my Brown Dress...I'm still VERY ok with that!


Both unstructured toe - brown dress has heavy wear, CXL with very little wear.

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Originally Posted by Gauss17 View Post

What last is that?

Semi-Dress last, but I think they look a little chunkier (which I like) because they are EE.
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

Semi-Dress last, but I think they look a little chunkier (which I like) because they are EE.

Oh they look great, I was asking because I have a wide foot wanted to copy the last.
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Both are great boots.  But I really like the way the brown dress pair looks.  Interesting how the same build can turn out slightly but noticeably different.  The balance on those brown dress is perfect, and the toe has that Munson look with a curve around the outside.  The naturals are nice too, but the brown dress they got just right.

 

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Originally Posted by Kissmyanthia View Post
 

Lots of activity here lately...cool!

 

Look what Santa in the big brown truck brought today:

 

 


Natural Chromexcel Swing last SDs...gotem lined this time - squish comfy from the start!  Unstructured toe...gonna collapse quick on these CXL's but they feel great!

 

Check out the backstay - a little pronounced, but will probably become subdued once the boots develop patina:

 

 

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Came out slightly more clownish than my Brown Dress...I'm still VERY ok with that!

 


Both unstructured toe - brown dress has heavy wear, CXL with very little wear.

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