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Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

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

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  1. meso

    meso Senior member

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    My semi-dress boots were comfy as hell from day 1 (unlike red wing and viberg boots). Definitely shouldn't give you pain. Did you size down too much?
     
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    What type of leather are they? That'll make a difference in expected break-in time as well as how much you can expect them to stretch.

    Where in the boot is the pain? Are they too short, too wide, or what?
     
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    I sized down a half--I ordered them on B&S, rather than via Baker's or similar. They're the red dog roughout. It's definitely a width thing, I think they're too narrow--the pain is along the outer edge of my foot.
     
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    What size are they? What size (and width) do you usually wear/measure on the brannock?
     
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    They're an 11. Not sure on my exact width measurement, but I'm an 11.5D in most brands (Allen Edmonds, Alden (non-Barrie), Nike, etc).
     
  6. meso

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    That sounds about right to me, size-wise. I wear my same size in White's as Alden barrie last. Strange, because I think of white's as running fairly wide.
     
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    Agreed. I think I read recently somebody who had an E or EE foot, and Kyle (at Baker's) told him to go with the standard D width.

    I wonder if there is something going on with the boot that is making that happen. Maybe the same thing happened to whoever sold the boot in buy/sell?
     
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    That's definitely possible. I just checked them again; they are marked 11D. I guess I'll give them a bit more, and sell them if they don't stretch. If anyone's interested in a pair of boots in Red Dog roughout w/ a vibram sole in an 11, let me know...
     
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    So, bullhide and likely CXL. Do any other require lining? Thanks!
     
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    You don't need lining for cxl.
     
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    I only know the Bullhide does. I agree with gflfan that I don't believe the CXL does. I'd say contact Kyle at Baker's or White's directly to verify which ones do. I'm pretty sure either on the White's page or on the Baker's Build-A-Boot site if you pick Bullhide it states you must get a lining, so it may do the same for other leathers that require it. At least 4 years ago when I ordered my BHs it did that on one of the sites.
     
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    Water buffalo needs a lining as well IIRC.
     
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    With regard to sizing and width: I usually wear either 10D or 9.5E in workboots, but when Kyle sent me a 9,5E SJ to try on they felt very tight, surprisingly. I ended up ordering 9.5EE, which I should be getting soon and will report back. All of which is to say that for some of us Whites actually are not wide. One thing that's clear from the boards is that fit is tricky and pretty individual. I think if your boot hurts after three months, it's time to move on.

    With regard to lining and CXL: Kyle recommends it, to prevent the well-documented stretching of CXL leathers.
     
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    I kinda dig the unlined CXL
     
  15. cathpah

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    Agreed. I have unlined CXL Quoddys, and they're fantastic.
     
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    It's definitely comfortable, but will stretch by all accounts, as it has a fair amount in less than a year on my OSB trench boots.
     
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    Correct
     
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    If you like them, they are a good buy. That seller is the official White's eBay outlet, not just some guy selling White's.
     
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    Thank you..
     

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