Originally Posted by NorthCoast
Finally got my boots. I ordered a Cuban heel which they did not add and am probably going to send them back to add that.
Decision point though is I wanted these for winter use and the block heel does feel more sturdy than my Whites Cuban.
I'm thinking I may prefer the Whites arch ease on the semi dress last. These are definitely a different feel than the Whites.
Dark blue or light blue laces?
5” Falcon (one piece heel and backstay)
Brown waxed flesh
Leather toe cap
antique hardware - all eyes
Cuban heel base
Commando mini lug sole - Vibram #1273
I like the look of these boots...how long did you wait for them? I am waiting on some, but it's only been a couple months, so I figure I probably have at least a couple more months to go.
On the lower heels, I personally think the Cuban heel can look a bit odd. Also, I don't think it makes as much of a functional difference at lower heel heights, in terms of altering where your boots contact the ground relative to your heel. If you really didn't like the block heel, they might do a straight tapered heel, as opposed to the concave curved Cuban heel, perhaps called a "dogger heel?"
Again, I think these look great. I might have wanted a shorter cap toe, but that's not a big deal. I think you did well choosing the commando mini-lug sole, which give the boot a lot of character...
At least in the light in your photos, I'm not sure that either of the blue laces complement the brown. I'm not against blue and brown, but I might try green or yellow instead, while still keeping things lively...I've got a rainbow of laces.