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I have no idea how it happened, but the double stitching does make a big difference in the aesthetic of the toe cap, and as you stated is a huge improvement over the current single stitch.

 

I have also seen a few examples of other things that don't fall inline with the published options, such as toe caps on LTT boots and other stuff that I can't recall at the moment. I can only assume that these orders are coming through a trusted retailer like Kyle who maybe knows a rep at White's that's more receptive to true "custom" orders, or that he possibly just puts special requests down on the order form and hopes for the best and sometimes they slip through.

post #8462 of 8703
Anybody tried using orthotics or adding insole into Whites? Does it work well and how to order the size up?
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Originally Posted by Royteane View Post

Anybody tried using orthotics or adding insole into Whites? Does it work well and how to order the size up?


Yes, though it's tricky because of the massive arch support already there. White's sells yellow superfeet to go with them -- these are actually made for hockey skates, so you have to trip the square front, but they work pretty well.  Even better I found are Timberland High Cushion insoles:

 

http://www.zappos.com/timberland-pro-high-rebound-cushion-insole-black?utm_medium=emailtrx&utm_campaign=160906_shippingConfirmation&utm_term=all&utm_content=row8-1col1orderItems-orderItem1_product-8210381

 

Not sure about whether or not you need to size up, it could vary a lot by foot shape etc.  For some reason, the White's I got were huge compared to what the try on boot was (long story...), so I actually needed to fill out some space, and the insoles work well for that.

post #8464 of 8703

I don't understand why you would put non-prescription orthotics or insoles into whites.

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I don't understand why you would put non-prescription orthotics or insoles into whites.
For me, I have 2 reasons. I live in tropical country and dont familiar with snow. I wear sj to snowy hokkaido and my feet got cold from under the sole, so i thought an insole can be very helpful.
Secondly before knoowing Whites i wear good insole with Vasque boots. It soft and supportive, very comfortable. But the glued parts gone in just few months. So wonder if i can merge that comfortable insole with durable boots.
post #8466 of 8703
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Originally Posted by Royteane View Post


For me, I have 2 reasons. I live in tropical country and dont familiar with snow. I wear sj to snowy hokkaido and my feet got cold from under the sole, so i thought an insole can be very helpful.
Secondly before knoowing Whites i wear good insole with Vasque boots. It soft and supportive, very comfortable. But the glued parts gone in just few months. So wonder if i can merge that comfortable insole with durable boots.

 

 

I guess that makes sense. 

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Originally Posted by Royteane View Post


For me, I have 2 reasons. I live in tropical country and dont familiar with snow. I wear sj to snowy hokkaido and my feet got cold from under the sole, so i thought an insole can be very helpful.
Secondly before knoowing Whites i wear good insole with Vasque boots. It soft and supportive, very comfortable. But the glued parts gone in just few months. So wonder if i can merge that comfortable insole with durable boots.

 

What insoles do you use for insulation? My biggest complaint for my bounty hunters is that my feet get cold so fast in the winter.

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What insoles do you use for insulation? My biggest complaint for my bounty hunters is that my feet get cold so fast in the winter.

What socks are you wearing? In the winter I use these with my unlined White's BH, and my feet only begin to get cold when the temperature reaches single digits (Farenheit).

http://m.basspro.com/RedHead-Lifetime-Guarantee-AllPurpose-Socks-for-Men/product/34713/
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I generally wear Smart Wool medium weight socks, but sometimes I wear the the form fit heavy-weight versions when it gets below 32F. I have lace-to-toe bounty hunters so I'm pretty sure they are not too tight around my feet, but my feet get quite cold from "under the sole" as Royteane said. 

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Originally Posted by hendjosh View Post

I generally wear Smart Wool medium weight socks, but sometimes I wear the the form fit heavy-weight versions when it gets below 32F. I have lace-to-toe bounty hunters so I'm pretty sure they are not too tight around my feet, but my feet get quite cold from "under the sole" as Royteane said. 
I experienced exactly the same scenario. I tried heavier socks, they were too tight.
post #8471 of 8703

Just received my bounty hunter 4.5 weeks from ordered!

Brown Dress, SD #55 last, single leather midsole, lowered block heel, Vibram 430 outsole, close trim.

 

 

 

 

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Just received my bounty hunter 4.5 weeks from ordered!

Brown Dress, SD #55 last, single leather midsole, lowered block heel, Vibram 430 outsole, close trim.

 

 

Nice. Seeing those makes me want to order another pair.

 

And the turnaround time is fantastic.  I'm pretty much turning into a big fan of Whites and a lot of that has to do with their fit which works very well for me compared to more than a few other makers I have tried.

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Today i tried to put my adidas trainer insole in my Sd and change from mid weight socks to thin Nike running socks. Feel ok but a bit tight ...2 hrs late, i got foot pain so i gave up for it. Other boots with insole may be better option. This combination is my thinest insole and thinest socks.
post #8474 of 8703

I completely understand wanting White's boots for their durability and style.

 

However, if you have to try all different kinds of socks and insoles to make them comfortable, I suggest trying other brands. There must be a durable and ethically made boot that is a better fit as far as comfort goes.

 

For instance, I simply cannot wear red wings. I've had a few pairs, and sold all of them except one, which I never wear. Same with Chippewah. They simply won't agree with my foot, even though I desperately love their style. Which, actually, is how I came to be a White's fan. 

 

There must be a durable boot made with a significant padded insole that would be very comfortable and warm, I would think, that also has the appeal of white's, no?

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Originally Posted by fasthall View Post
 

Just received my bounty hunter 4.5 weeks from ordered!

Brown Dress, SD #55 last, single leather midsole, lowered block heel, Vibram 430 outsole, close trim.

 

 

 

 

Congrats – those are beautiful! Block heel and close trim are working really well on this pair. Makes me want to copy your build immediately;-)

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