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I got the same advice, however I ended up sticking with the same size as on the 55 and I'm happy that I did. I find the fit to be very comfortable, maybe even rivaling the 55. Be warned though - these will make your White's boots seem lightweight, somehow... The weight is remarkable.

Yes, completely agree on both points, that 1) upsizing from the 55 to the NW is a bad idea, and that 2) the oxfords are incredibly heavy.
 

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I always thought Oxfords would be lighter than boots?
I have a commando sole and leather heel stack on mine, and they are heavier than both pairs of my SD's. No joke. The heel is wider on the NW than on a 55 there's more leather there, and when you think about it, there's not much weight in an upper.
 

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Hey gang,

I’m following up on post I made from December. The issue was that my left custom bounty hunter from bakers was definitely too tight, like more than a firm grip. You all mentioned I should get in touch with bakers, so I did. It was a painless process, they’re professionals and a pleasure to work with, as I’ve seen throughout the whole custom boot process. They said they’d fix them to adjust the left boot to match my right, to increase the width in the ball (possibly adjust the last(?).

So now, I’m asking for help once again, I’m hoping to get a little re-assurance. Just received the boots back from bakers today, and I tried them on, and it’s just about the same as they were. If anything, there’s a marginal difference, but I’m still feeling a kung fu grip in my left foot, whereas the right boot is perfect - and it’s usually the opposite with most boots.

My pinky toe visibly is jutting into the out side of the boot and my inner part of the foot is squeezed inward.
Do I just go back to bakers and tell them? Do I just try to break these horsehides in? Has anyone experienced having to attempt to adjust boot with them twice? I’ll attach some pics for reference.

thanks in advance,
c
 

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Hey gang,

I’m following up on post I made from December. The issue was that my left custom bounty hunter from bakers was definitely too tight, like more than a firm grip. You all mentioned I should get in touch with bakers, so I did. It was a painless process, they’re professionals and a pleasure to work with, as I’ve seen throughout the whole custom boot process. They said they’d fix them to adjust the left boot to match my right, to increase the width in the ball (possibly adjust the last(?).

So now, I’m asking for help once again, I’m hoping to get a little re-assurance. Just received the boots back from bakers today, and I tried them on, and it’s just about the same as they were. If anything, there’s a marginal difference, but I’m still feeling a kung fu grip in my left foot, whereas the right boot is perfect - and it’s usually the opposite with most boots.

My pinky toe visibly is jutting into the out side of the boot and my inner part of the foot is squeezed inward.
Do I just go back to bakers and tell them? Do I just try to break these horsehides in? Has anyone experienced having to attempt to adjust boot with them twice? I’ll attach some pics for reference.

thanks in advance,
c
Is it possible your left foot is wider than your right? Perhaps you need a wider size on the left foot.
 

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Hey gang,

I’m following up on post I made from December. The issue was that my left custom bounty hunter from bakers was definitely too tight, like more than a firm grip. You all mentioned I should get in touch with bakers, so I did. It was a painless process, they’re professionals and a pleasure to work with, as I’ve seen throughout the whole custom boot process. They said they’d fix them to adjust the left boot to match my right, to increase the width in the ball (possibly adjust the last(?).

So now, I’m asking for help once again, I’m hoping to get a little re-assurance. Just received the boots back from bakers today, and I tried them on, and it’s just about the same as they were. If anything, there’s a marginal difference, but I’m still feeling a kung fu grip in my left foot, whereas the right boot is perfect - and it’s usually the opposite with most boots.

My pinky toe visibly is jutting into the out side of the boot and my inner part of the foot is squeezed inward.
Do I just go back to bakers and tell them? Do I just try to break these horsehides in? Has anyone experienced having to attempt to adjust boot with them twice? I’ll attach some pics for reference.

thanks in advance,
c
Is the fit at your heel snug or roomy ?
At the big toe area is does the boot feel tight or just a little bit snug/firm ?
 

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After asking you about those boots, I went onto White's website and could not find them or anything about them/how to build them, etc.
Those are a custom build. There are a ton of options if you go to the Baker's site to build a custom White's Bounty Hunter. There are a few things on those boots that aren't listed there, like the leather and the wedge sole. You'd have to get in touch with Baker's directly for those kinds of options. You can also custom order directly from White's, but the website doesn't really have any way to put in a custom order - you have to give them a call.
 

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