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Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Whacky, Jan 15, 2011.

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    Now there on the same page.
     
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    Would you generally recommend taking the same size in all of those lasts?
     
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    From my experience, I ordered all in same size. 55 is the most comfortable, 4811 a little bit tight in width and NW might need to be one width up. All are in 9.5e with the same socks, I'm 10E Brannock.
     
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    Length wise I take the same size in the 55, 4811, and 38 Swing...

    Because the ball of my foot is wide but not the heel, and given the unique pattern of the 38 Swing, I size down one width from 11E to 11D when going from the 55 to the 38 Swing...
     
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    Those of you that have experience with both the 55 and 4811 last...Have you ever sized down one width on the 55 from 4811? In my case, they do feel roughly one width apart between the two, with the same length and width build.
     
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    The 55 is narrower than the 4811. It may not feel that way to YOUR feet.
     
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    I have both lasts in the same size/width (12.5D) and additionally a 55 last SD in 12.5C. Around the instep and heel, The C width on the 55 last gives me a similar fit to the D width 4811 last. OTOH, the 55 toe has more taper and can feel narrower, especially if you sized slightly short (like I did).
    Next pair for me will be either 13C on #4811 or 13B on #55 (and possibly #38). Interestingly, 13C is exactly my Brannock size, so 4811 runs TTS for me.
     
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    I am a 13B on Brannock. I have a pair of SD's in 13D and Traveler's in 13D. They feel narrow. I wear them with very thin socks. I just got my Hathorn Electrical Hazard rebuilds back, which are also 55's. I had them rebuilt from 13 1/2 EE to 13 1/2 F, and they feel very good. Look very good, too. They were rebuilt with Red Dog lowers, and a 700 sole. Essentially a Hathorn Bounty Hunter.
     
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    IMG_0661.JPG Has anybody here bought or worn a double midsole smokejumper? Is there a real benefit to this, especially when I see styles like this?
     
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    I personally wouldn't do that. I personally wouldn't order a 100 sole, unless needed for work. Just with a single midsole, they are fairly clunky. I have a noticeabley harder time fitting my legs under a steering wheel, and more problems fitting the feet on the pedals. I can't even imagine a double. They are much stiffer and heavier, also. I guess if you are height disadvantaged:eek:. If you wanted to mitigate that some, you could order it with close trim.
     
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    Maybe they are needed for wild land firefighting


     
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    My new pair of SD on the 38 Swing last... black horsehide...
    Whites hit a home run with the new commando sole... very tough, non-marking, and feels great...
    I like the black horsehide... shines up really nice... has a unique "sheen"...

    IMG_1917.JPG IMG_1918.JPG IMG_1919.JPG IMG_1920.JPG IMG_1921.JPG

    This is the build...

    1 x Horse Hide Semi Dress by White's
    SKU: 2332HH
    • Last: #38 Swing Last
    • Toe Vamp Leather: Black Horse Hide
    • Upper (Shaft) Leather: Black Horse Hide
    • Leather Liner: Red
    • Pull Loops: No Thanks
    • Toe Cap: Medallion Toe Cap
    • Celastic Toe Box: Single Celastic Toe
    • Hardware: Antique Eyes & Hooks
    • Midsole: Double
    • Edge: Natural
    • Heel Base: Standard
    • Heel Lifts: Standard
    • Sole: Commando Mini Lug Half Sole
    • Sole Trim: Standard Trim (Double Row Stitch)
    • Size - Length: 11
    • Size - Width: D (medium)
     
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    That is exactly what the 100F sole is for. It is good for working on the railroad, too. For casual use, it doesn't work that well. Those boots up there are not firefighting boots. For one thing, they are not NFPA approved.
     
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    They're looking great! Please also post some pics after a few days of wear.
    BTW that's exactly the build i have been thinking about over the last few days: #38, medallion cap toe, black leather, commando sole. I'll probably go with single midsole, black edge and black hardware.

    I was still unsure about the leather, but leaning strongly towards black HH – especially after seeing your pair.
     
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    Similar experience here. SD #55 in an A width feels roughly like a B in a 4811 of the same length. I would imagine the 55 in an AA width would look more like a packer.
     

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