That's excellent advice.
I've dealt with toe rub on many boots in the past and my record for a boot with that kind of fit issue eventually "breaking in" and becoming comfortable is at BEST zero for six. The six is probably closer to ten, to be honest. Every boot where I've had this issue lead...
Here you go, some quick shots of brown dress in full sun. Yours don't have to look this beat up, of course. These were my first White's and I do nothing to take care of the leather, just wipe with a wet cloth once a century and brush them. I keep the welts clean, though.
Damn those brown dress bounty hunters are stellar. Did you get them through Baker's? Absolutely love the details and that leather is going to keep looking better and better. I have SD's in brown dress and the patina after years of wear is unreal.
Good to know. I need 10 on the 2030 to accommodate wide feet but have a lot of extra room in length. Sounds like the 2005 might be a good last for me in that size. I can afford to lose some length anyway.
For sure. Vamp and toe are paramount and, from what I can see, I like the vamp and toe on this 2030 engineer. I also like most of the other details, including the shorter shaft (but not too short), the rolled top, the heel / sole combo, and the fact that, unlike any of the others you mention...
It works for the roper but it's not a good look for an engineer, in my opinion. Compare it to almost any other well designed engineer (Attractions, Lofgren, etc.) and it's easy to see the variety of other, nicer ways there are to handle that seam.
These would look nice in every way on the 2030 last...But they ruin the boot with that awkward rod straight vertical seam in front of the heel counter. Not a good pattern for a quality engineer and I'm not sure how such a pattern made it to production.