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I've noticed the Wesco Packer model has the same "shelf" by the arch that White's has, and while some people have claimed this looks odd I've found it to be very supportive when standing on a ladder for any period of time.

 

I don't own any Wesco boots (yet) but the virtual boot builder on their site is a lot of fun.

 

I've never owned any White's with Arch-Ease, but my Wesco's (Packers and Jobmasters) do have some arch support.  I imagine it's less than White's, though, which is perfect for me.

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My Jobmasters arrived! Right on time, actually a week before expected.

I am very happy with them...solid...good leather...I am a 10.5 C, boots are 10.5 C...fit well...but definitely made to accommodate thick socks. If anything a touch shorter than i might prefer...next time, I might get 11 A.
post #33 of 36
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I've never owned any White's with Arch-Ease, but my Wesco's (Packers and Jobmasters) do have some arch support.  I imagine it's less than White's, though, which is perfect for me.

 

 

After looking into Wesco, I noticed in the Standard Features part of their site there's this picture:

 

 

This shows the steel shank and arch support, similar to cowboy boots.  As the heel height goes up, the arch support likely increases.  That has been my experience, at least.  I have cowboy boots with amazing arch support, so that's where my thinking on this issue comes from.

 

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My Jobmasters arrived! Right on time, actually a week before expected.

I am very happy with them...solid...good leather...I am a 10.5 C, boots are 10.5 C...fit well...but definitely made to accommodate thick socks. If anything a touch shorter than i might prefer...next time, I might get 11 A.

 

These look really cool, are they Redwood?

post #34 of 36
Yes, they
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These look really cool, are they Redwood?

Yeah, they are...it's a rather intense color...I like the boots; they're excellent quality.

They have more toe spring than my White's, Nick's, or Vibergs, which I think is a good thing...

I am a little bummed about the sizing...for which I only have myself to blame...I am a 10.5 C on a Brannock...White's, Viberg, and Nick's, I am about a 10 B or C. These 10.5 C Wescos are generous on width and, honestly, too short by at least a half size. I tried on some stock Wesco Boss boots at a local retailer and debated between a 10 and 10.5 in them, but knew I needed a narrower size. I am now thinking the Boss last must have noticeably more toe room than the Jobmaster...again, I just have myself to blame...I was cheap and lazy, trying to save the $99 on having Wesco custom fit me. As it is, my conservative advice would appear to be, in the Jobmaster, if you are lazy and cheap like me, to go a full size over Brannock and two widths down...but, even as I type it, it sounds a bit ridiculous, so my real advice is just go through the formal custom sizing.

Also, I wouldn't say there was anything so special about the Wesco, that I would recommend switching to them from White's, Nick's, or Viberg, unless you had a good reason. They are all fairly equivalent quality, as far as I can tell.
post #35 of 36
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Yes, they
Yeah, they are...it's a rather intense color...I like the boots; they're excellent quality.

They have more toe spring than my White's, Nick's, or Vibergs, which I think is a good thing...

I am a little bummed about the sizing...for which I only have myself to blame...I am a 10.5 C on a Brannock...White's, Viberg, and Nick's, I am about a 10 B or C. These 10.5 C Wescos are generous on width and, honestly, too short by at least a half size. I tried on some stock Wesco Boss boots at a local retailer and debated between a 10 and 10.5 in them, but knew I needed a narrower size. I am now thinking the Boss last must have noticeably more toe room than the Jobmaster...again, I just have myself to blame...I was cheap and lazy, trying to save the $99 on having Wesco custom fit me. As it is, my conservative advice would appear to be, in the Jobmaster, if you are lazy and cheap like me, to go a full size over Brannock and two widths down...but, even as I type it, it sounds a bit ridiculous, so my real advice is just go through the formal custom sizing.

Also, I wouldn't say there was anything so special about the Wesco, that I would recommend switching to them from White's, Nick's, or Viberg, unless you had a good reason. They are all fairly equivalent quality, as far as I can tell.


Thanks for the advice! Very helpful.  

post #36 of 36
I just ordered a pair of boss boots. I am so excited. Black tie is gorgeous
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