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.