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There seem to be plenty of photos here of black chromexcel SDs, so I'll just add a few. These are breaking in really nicely. 

I got lucky in finding some rust colored leather laces at my local cobbler. The laces bring out the reddish tone in the sole edges, and look very good to my eye. Generally, the boots are becoming quite comfortable.

 

As of this writing I would not say that they have an arch in any meaningful sense of the word. What they actually have is a sharp drop-off where the heel meets the midsole. This places pressure on the lateral side of the bottom of the foot, but doesn't do anything on the medial side (the arch) the way, say, a Birkenstock does. The boots are comfortable, and I suppose my arch is at "ease" but not because there is an arch-shaped piece of leather supporting it. I'll be interested in how the fit evolves.

 

I've had a few compliments, and I enjoy that a lot.

 

I am curious if anybody has had any positive experience with half slips or double midsoles. I have to confess, I'm not clear on exactly what a half slip does. 

 

Todd

post #7637 of 8706

Nice! I ordered a very similar build, could you post your options when you ordered these? 

Thanks!!! 

 

I won't get mine till the second half of the month, but will post pic's and build when they arrive. 

post #7638 of 8706
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Originally Posted by doted What they actually have is a sharp drop-off where the heel meets the midsole. This places pressure on the lateral side of the bottom of the foot, but doesn't do anything on the medial side (the arch) the way, say, a Birkenstock does. 

It should conform to your foot...but it takes time.  I babied my first pair of SD's and it felt how you describe yours for a year, until I said screw it and started really 'using' them (hiking, working...etc). Didn't take long after that.  Had that pair for 12/13 years, they were great.

 

By the way nice build - I've got a pretty close build using black dress:

 


Had as similar build with BH's, but the size was wrong - had to sell em.

post #7639 of 8706

White's Semi Dress 2332C

·         Size - Length: 8

·         Size - Width: D (medium)

All Black Chrome Excel

Leather Liner: Cream

NO LOGO

Single Celastic Toe

No Pull Loop

Antique Hardware

Eyes and Hooks

Single Midsole

Brown Edge

Standard Heel Height

Curved Heel

Regular Trim (Double Stitch)

Vibram 700 Sole

post #7640 of 8706
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Originally Posted by ThatDudeOrion View Post

Yeah that's not mildew, they probably looked like that from new. You just never noticed. Don't put bleach or krud kutter in there. Or anything else but your feet

Any idea what causes the insole to have this ?
post #7641 of 8706

black cxl looks great on that shoe.  I agree that whites leather laces are too damn big.  found that  bakers has some nice Danner boot laces called " Premium laces";   use them on both my bison and Roberts.  fit the speed hooks much better . box says 46, 54, 63, 72, and 84 available

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Somebody please help me.  :-)  I can't stop buying heavily discounted White's Boots on Amazon.

 

After getting Semi-Dress in Black and Brown CXL, I just got myself some Smoke Jumper LTTs.  I hope they fit roughly the same way.  However, I have no idea what I am going to do with 10"-high boots.  Would it be crazy to have the local cobbler take a few inches off of the top?

 

Regards,

Jon

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Originally Posted by Whirling View Post

Somebody please help me.  :-)  I can't stop buying heavily discounted White's Boots on Amazon.

After getting Semi-Dress in Black and Brown CXL, I just got myself some Smoke Jumper LTTs.  I hope they fit roughly the same way.  However, I have no idea what I am going to do with 10"-high boots.  Would it be crazy to have the local cobbler take a few inches off of the top?

Regards,
Jon

Yes. If you don't like the boot design, you probably shouldn't buy the boots.
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Originally Posted by lmaozedong View Post


Yes. If you don't like the boot design, you probably shouldn't buy the boots.


What is your reasoning on this?  Do you believe it's immoral to modify products one owns?  Do you believe the aesthetic results would necessarily be bad?  Do you believe the end result wouldn't function well?  Do you believe the modification would cost so much as to not be worthwhile?

 

Thanks,

Jon

post #7645 of 8706
Don't listen to him, cutting the shaft down is no crime and if you can get a pair for a song and have them modified by a competent cobbler, it may make financial sense to do so. I've contemplated cutting my 8" SJs down to 6" countless times. May run you a bit, just be advised. I'd guess at least $150. Recommend contacting Kyle to get a true estimate from them what Baker's would charge for the service.
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Don't listen to him, cutting the shaft down is no crime and if you can get a pair for a song and have them modified by a competent cobbler, it may make financial sense to do so. I've contemplated cutting my 8" SJs down to 6" countless times. May run you a bit, just be advised. I'd guess at least $150. Recommend contacting Kyle to get a true estimate from them what Baker's would charge for the service.


Agree - I had FR's cut from 8" to 6" by Whites, they came out great and at the time I'm not sure Whites charged me anything.

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You could also try lacing them up to differently.

 

With my 8" high boots, I prefer them laced all the way to the top, using the top eyelet.  I like the support, and not using the top eyelet changes the feel. You might like the boots as they are, but not using the top two or three hooks/eyelets.

 

I think before you have them cut down, trying a different lacing height could help you find out exactly how much you would want to have trimmed.  

post #7648 of 8706

Hi there - you're right, these have had a Dainite logger heel fitted after purchase. I'm pretty hard on my heels and have just had this replaced again with the same type. I'm a big fan of Dainite soles and I keep meaning to ask Bakers if this is something they could accommodate on any future build.

 

I've also heard that the Vibram half sole wears quickly and that it marks floors, can't say I've had either of these problems! I'll try to post some more details pics soon,

post #7649 of 8706

I waited over 9 weeks to get a resole on an alden indy with kyle.  finally I gave up and had them put a different sole on them

post #7650 of 8706

I want to thank everybody for sharing their experience and knowledge on cutting down boots.  I am not going to rush into it, but was curious if I was the only to have ever thought of it.  I haven't even received them yet.

 

I am very much enjoying my two pair of Semi-Dresses.  (Is that the right plural?)  I love the extra arch support.  It took me very little time to get used to the feeling, and, even from the beginning, I could tell it was GOOD.  However, I can see that the arch really does have to fit in the right place or it would be BAD.

 

Regards,

Jon

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