Hmmm. I want to believe you. But my eye keeps telling me that the pics here:
have a lot of red in them.
So, I've been thinking all along that I would be ordering some configuration of the Semi-Dress, but now I am wondering if I should consider also the 6" Farmer Rancher. I like the extra leather heel cap (or whatever that piece is called at the back of the boot) and the generally more rugged look. I had in mind that the Farmer Rancher or Smokejumper would be taller than I want, but I see they are available in 6", and that's actually what my current Chippewas are - though for some reason the FR and SJ have more eyelets.
Anyway, can anyone (1) post a picture of SDs and FR back to back in order to compare height; or (2) testify to the feel of a 6" FR in comparison to the SD? Does it feel much higher on the leg? Is the fit and comfort more or less the same?
The Semi-dress is a 5" boot right? Just wondering how much difference that extra inch makes to folks, either in looks or in feel...
I have both the SD 5" and a Bounty Hunter in 6". I can say that the extra inch makes a huge difference in the ability of the boot to fit on the foot. The SD grip is like a chukka boot, and the BH is like a hiking boot - it may have a lot to do with the cut of the boot or the lace design, but it does make a difference.
Just curious, can anyone compare the differences in feel and foot support between White's and Viberg's? Clearly both are a high quality of boot, but does Viberg offer good support? Are they comfortable to stand and walk in?
At over $600 a pop, the Viberg service boot will do a number on your wallet for sure. But I confess that I love the look of those 1940/195 service boots with the sprung toe. But I am curious how they feel.