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post #8236 of 8699
Too small for me buddy ur id be trying to borrow them smile.gif
post #8237 of 8699

Here's what two days of motorcycle riding does to CXL heel counters:

 

post #8238 of 8699
Omg. Really!!
post #8239 of 8699
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

Here's what two days of motorcycle riding does to CXL heel counters:



durrr... I somehow completely missed the "CXL" in that post. Was thinking about getting another pair of BH's at 8" in brown or natural chromexcel to rotate out with my distressed smooth 6" BH at work. The latter get beat up enough already, maybe CXL's not the way to go.
Edited by broken_oracle - 5/23/16 at 6:33pm
post #8240 of 8699
What are you riding, and what are you doing to make that happen? I have been wearing a pair of chromexcel wolverines for two years now on a bike, and have nothing even remotely close to that. I ride a cruiser.

I can see scoring on the heel of your boot as well, so I don't know if it's accurate to pin the damage on chromexcel... Can you elaborate?
post #8241 of 8699
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Originally Posted by Chawk806 View Post

Omg. Really!!

 

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Originally Posted by broken_oracle View Post


durrr... I somehow completely missed the "CXL" in that post. Was thinking about getting another pair of BH's at 8" in brown or natural chromexcel to rotate out with my distressed smooth 6" BH at work. The latter get beat up enough already, maybe CXL's not the way to go.

 

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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post

What are you riding, and what are you doing to make that happen? I have been wearing a pair of chromexcel wolverines for two years now on a bike, and have nothing even remotely close to that. I ride a cruiser.

I can see scoring on the heel of your boot as well, so I don't know if it's accurate to pin the damage on chromexcel... Can you elaborate?

 

I wish I could say it was something cool, like a Norton or an Indian or an old BSA, but no such luck.  Had not been on a bike for 20 years, so borrowed a cheap Suzuki to ride for a few days to get back up to speed to get my license.  Not sure what I was doing to do this.  Clearly it was on the shifter side, and just something near the foot peg that was rubbing when I shifted.  No doubt other leathers would have gotten marked up too, but CXL is definitely a soft leather and takes gouges pretty easily.  Which is not to say it's not a great leather in lots of ways, but not especially hard wearing.

 

Anyway, got my license, and now am looking forward to motorcycle shopping!  Sort of have my heart set on a Royal Enfield.  Not the most high performing of machines I understand, but I am a sucker for that classic British 50s look, with a solo seat, etc.  But don't have the money or energy, or know-how if I am honest, to keep a genuine classic on the road, so this gets me pretty close but with a newer bike.

post #8242 of 8699
Bounty hunters in distressed smooth after 6 months. Worn hard for work but I wipe them down with a damp rag every night and give them obenaufs when needed.
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post #8243 of 8699
Look amazing too love to find a good pair like that into size
post #8244 of 8699
When you get ready to let them go.....sharp looking boots
post #8245 of 8699
Anybody experienced with lower heel? I own serveral pairs of white and nick and have problem with stability and easily off balance when squat or lift something. Is lower heel better opton for me?
post #8246 of 8699
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Originally Posted by Royteane View Post

Anybody experienced with lower heel? I own serveral pairs of white and nick and have problem with stability and easily off balance when squat or lift something. Is lower heel better opton for me?

Yes, I feel the same way on the higher heels, but the lowered block heels, at 1.25", work perfectly for me.
post #8247 of 8699
I concur with Linafelt, for stability and a good foot plant when lifting etc.. The lowered block has obvious advantages. Some say walking is not as comfortable as with the woodsman/ logger heel which to begin with I'd agree but when the sole breaks in I've never had any problems and wear mine for hikes and all sorts.
post #8248 of 8699

Just received my Whites Smoke Jumpers today!! Gorgeous boot, how ever my right big toe on the out side rubs on the composite toe. Question for you fellas who wear smoke jumpers. Do you think this will change once the boot breaks in or do you think with it being a composite toe the boot in that area will not stretch at all. 

post #8249 of 8699
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Originally Posted by DTberry View Post

Just received my Whites Smoke Jumpers today!! Gorgeous boot, how ever my right big toe rubs on the composite toe. Question for you fellas who wear smoke jumpers. Do you think this will change once the boot breaks in or do you think with it being a composite toe the boot in that area will not stretch at all. 
My composite sj is about 2 yrs now and still runbing. I use thicker socks for it.
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with the thicker socks does it not bug ya?

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