I'm about to buy some boots from Baker's but I have some questions for some of you who have worn White's for awhile...
I'm wondering about the celastic toe/no celastic toe. I know on some steel toe boots without cap toes, when there's a toe cap in it you can see the line where the toe cap ends and it doesn't blend in so well. Does this line appear on the celastic toe boots?
Also, does the boot hold up and look decent without the toe cap?
Also, what difference does the swing last or the semi dress last make in the appearance? From what I understand the swing last kinda looks like the Iron Ranger RWs and the semi dress kinda looks like some Doc Marten 1460's- just a traditional shoe looking kinda boot.
Also, does the liner affect the width? I am a EE in RW boots, but was thinking about getting the chromexcel leather, so I was going to go down to E (after talking with the guys from Baker's, and of course I'm sending in my foot tracing) but I kinda wanted to get the liner, and after a little bit of thinking I think it could definitely make it a tighter fit. I was wondering if anyone had experience with this.
Also does anyone have any pictures of a Black Chromexcel Bounty Hunter or Semi Dress with a natural midsole by any chance? Cant decide between natural midsole or the brown. They both look so good.
One last question- I have a pair of RW Iron Rangers, and the soles are flat to the maximum. Apparently I walk on the outside of my feet and after only two months I'm getting stitch splitting. Does the Vibram 700 composition sole prevent stitch splitting cause it seems like it has a little bit of a tread, unlike the Iron Rangers. If its not that much I think I'm going to get the Vibram 430's because I have to rationalize this purchase as something that can have a little bit of tread.
Thanks in advance guys! So excited to get em.
Here's what I'm thinking
6 in or 8 in Black Chromexcel or Black Smooth Smokejumpers (with semi dress last)
no celastic toe
single leather midsole with either natural or brown
vibram 430 or 700
lowered a quarter of an inch
rolled leather top
6 in or 8 in black chromexcel or Black Smooth Smokejumpers with swing last
same thing except for add a toe cap and a celastic toe/steel toe if that transition is visible and the boot doesnt hold up without a toe cap