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post #7966 of 8713
All I can say is sweet dude😀
post #7967 of 8713
If anyone wears a 12D and is partial to dress brown, I've got a brand new pair of White's for sale in the Styleforum classifieds. Open to best offers. PM with any questions, etc. Thanks!
post #7968 of 8713
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Quote:
Originally Posted by onimpulse View Post

Here's the Rough Out builld I've wanted to do for awhile. Was tempted to try out Nick's but was hesitant based off the wait times I was hearing. 
Took about a month from ordering to showing up at my doorstep.
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  • Last: Semi Dress (Bounty Hunter)


  • Counter Leather: Brown Rough Out


  • Toe Vamp Leather: Brown Rough Out


  • Upper (Shaft) Leather: Brown Rough Out


  • Leather Liner: No Thanks


  • Lace Design: Plain Toe


  • Pull Loops: Leather Pull Loops


  • Celastic Toe Box: No Thanks


  • Toe Cap: Leather Toe Cap (only available on plain toe style)


  • Toe Cap Leather Color: Brown Rough Out


  • Steel Toe: No Thanks


  • Hardware: All Brass Eyes


  • Height: 7"


  • Top: Cut Top (standard)


  • Midsole: Single


  • Edge: Natural


  • Heel Base: 90 Degree Blocked off Heel (Traveler)


  • Heel Lifts: 1/4" Lower


  • Sole: Vibram 430 Mini Vib


  • Size - Length: 8.5


  • Size - Width: E


Amazing. Very tempted.
post #7971 of 8713
Quote:
Originally Posted by onimpulse View Post

Here's the Rough Out builld I've wanted to do for awhile. Was tempted to try out Nick's but was hesitant based off the wait times I was hearing. 
Took about a month from ordering to showing up at my doorstep.



  • Last: Semi Dress (Bounty Hunter)


  • Counter Leather: Brown Rough Out


  • Toe Vamp Leather: Brown Rough Out


  • Upper (Shaft) Leather: Brown Rough Out


  • Leather Liner: No Thanks


  • Lace Design: Plain Toe


  • Pull Loops: Leather Pull Loops


  • Celastic Toe Box: No Thanks


  • Toe Cap: Leather Toe Cap (only available on plain toe style)


  • Toe Cap Leather Color: Brown Rough Out


  • Steel Toe: No Thanks


  • Hardware: All Brass Eyes


  • Height: 7"


  • Top: Cut Top (standard)


  • Midsole: Single


  • Edge: Natural


  • Heel Base: 90 Degree Blocked off Heel (Traveler)


  • Heel Lifts: 1/4" Lower


  • Sole: Vibram 430 Mini Vib


  • Size - Length: 8.5


  • Size - Width: E


real nice man. only time a block heel looks ok to me is when it's lowered a quarter inch like that. cool leather choice too. i was also tempted to go with nicks at first but that wait time was too much and i needed new work boots. no regrets though. my white's turned out awesome and look and feel great now that they're all broken in.
post #7972 of 8713

Yup, those are gorgeous. I really, really like them. How would you rate the comfort out of the box?

 

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by onimpulse View Post
 

Here's the Rough Out builld I've wanted to do for awhile. Was tempted to try out Nick's but was hesitant based off the wait times I was hearing. 

Took about a month from ordering to showing up at my doorstep.

 

 

  • Last: Semi Dress (Bounty Hunter)
  • Counter Leather: Brown Rough Out
  • Toe Vamp Leather: Brown Rough Out
  • Upper (Shaft) Leather: Brown Rough Out
  • Leather Liner: No Thanks
  • Lace Design: Plain Toe
  • Pull Loops: Leather Pull Loops
  • Celastic Toe Box: No Thanks
  • Toe Cap: Leather Toe Cap (only available on plain toe style)
  • Toe Cap Leather Color: Brown Rough Out
  • Steel Toe: No Thanks
  • Hardware: All Brass Eyes
  • Height: 7"
  • Top: Cut Top (standard)
  • Midsole: Single
  • Edge: Natural
  • Heel Base: 90 Degree Blocked off Heel (Traveler)
  • Heel Lifts: 1/4" Lower
  • Sole: Vibram 430 Mini Vib
  • Size - Length: 8.5
  • Size - Width: E
post #7973 of 8713

Rough out looks great, anyone wearing black rough out with serious wear. Love to see what they look like after a year or two of wear.

I'm thinking my next pair of White's or Nick's will be a black rough out. 

post #7974 of 8713

some more quick pictures and thoughts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Really pleased with how these turned out, although considering how long I spent looking up images and researching every detail I was anticipating any surprises haha. Built these to be my summer and warmer weather boot when lined brown smooth boots with thick socks can be a little stifling.

 

Decided to give the block heel a shot and my first impressions are pushing me toward being a bigger fan of the curved heel but it's not a huge thing and I appreciate having the variety in the rotation of boots. Especially coming straight out of my other White's which have the standard heel there's a bit of a falling backward feel with the lowered block heel but once I start moving I don't even notice it. 

 

The Rough Out is gorgeous and a nice change from the smooth leathers that I have all the rest of my experience with.

 

Out of the box they're not as comfortable as my leather soled Semi Dresses but that has a lot to do with my very flat feet and sizing these to be worn with thin socks. Initial break in will be a little brutal but I can already feel my feet settling on the arch support and into the heel. Once the ankle forms a bit there's a very good chance these will far and away become my favorite pair of boots. 

 

Couldn't find any flaws in the boots that I find worth complaining about. Some little finish issues here and there but considering I've already trekked these through mud, I'm not at all concerned. One fun detail I spotted was some "liner notes" on the inside of the right boot.

post #7975 of 8713
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Originally Posted by phidauex View Post


...I use 2mm and 3mm merino wool felt, which I buy on Etsy (seller "feltplanet"), though any wool felt can work well. I cut shapes to tweak the fit, then tack them in place with a few dabs of Shoe Goo. It breaks in like leather does, and unlike the foam pads from the drug store, they don't fall apart, and don't harbor stink...

 

 

 

Great idea. Just ordered some felt and will give it a shot.

post #7976 of 8713
^^ That's a fantastic build, I can't stop looking at the pics...😀
The rough-out looks so stunning I want to order a pair immediately. Maybe on the SJ last, and a bit higher (8 or 10") as my boots will also be longer (size 13)...
Too bad I'm not in the position to spend another 500$ (or more like 700 after shipping and import duties) right now.

Also, the block heel looks great on these. Did Bakers do some fine tuning on them or did they come from the factory that way?
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Originally Posted by TH3515 View Post

^^ That's a fantastic build, I can't stop looking at the pics...😀
The rough-out looks so stunning I want to order a pair immediately. Maybe on the SJ last, and a bit higher (8 or 10") as my boots will also be longer (size 13)...
Too bad I'm not in the position to spend another 500$ (or more like 700 after shipping and import duties) right now.

Also, the block heel looks great on these. Did Bakers do some fine tuning on them or did they come from the factory that way?

That's the stock heel straight from White's. Certainly doesn't hug the shape of the heel counter like a curved heel would but looks totally fine to me. It only has that awkward "shelf" look going on when you're staring at it from specific angles that you would never see it from on foot.

 

And I hear you on a taller boot. Already have Semi Dresses in Brown Dress but the temptation to get a 10" pair of Bounty Hunters in the same leather is pretty hard to shake. Fortunately I'm pretty set on everything I could want for now so that's something for down the road...

post #7978 of 8713
Great roughout. Some Viberg roughout for comparison. Brown roughout and brass eyelets are the dogs balls.


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Edited by patrick_b - 2/2/16 at 4:21pm
post #7979 of 8713
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Originally Posted by JakeVooDoo View Post
 

spurs61,

 

Yea I got really wide feet with a high arch. The inserts I have been wearing in the boot really help with comfort. I think the fit is right on, and the only issue with them is the Arch Ease. Every thing else is perfect! After wearing crappy boots for years the difference or jump up in quality with White's is astonishing. Really love the boots, just having a hard time with the Arch Ease. 

 

I feel it on the inside of my foot with the high arch not really an issue and can see how this will help with comfort. The only sore spot is the Arche Ease on the outside of the foot were my feet a flat on the sole. That hump on that side is quite large and after a few hours is quite painful. The inserts really help and I can already feel a difference. Hoping that I as I wear them the Arch Ease on the outside under the inserts will flatten out over time and I won't need the inserts, or notice hump on the outside of the sole. 

 

They are really well fitted, tight in the heal and loose at the toes. They are even a half size smaller than i usually wear, but think that is good to show they fit quite well. The inserts really help, and I think after a month of wear will be perfect. I'll update along the way. I'm used to running bare foot or with sneakers since It took almost 6 months to get the White's to me, and that also might be an issue. Either way, They are getting better every day. 

 


I have wide flat feet.  The flat wide feet required me to use those spacers but only on the standard SJ's.  The other two pairs one with the swing last and the CWB's didn't have any problem with the arch in my experience.  Once they are broken in the spacers will probably not be necessary since the arch will settle down quite a bit.  I glued my spacers in and have no intention of taking them out because the arch is just fine in the SJ's.  Much more pronounced than the other two pairs but it's fine for me.

post #7980 of 8713
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Originally Posted by oulipien View Post
 

I just got a pair of loggers off ebay and the fit is perfect (and my normal size, don't know why they'd guide people to do otherwise), but I can say that I have VERY flat feet* and the arches are kind of a pain.

 

 

* once when I went to a physical therapist and they wanted me to walk barefoot to observe my gait the person I was seeing called the other PTs over to marvel at how flat my feet are.


Get some spacers.  They'll help.  They did with my flat paddles.

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