Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

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    yea... from the likes of "Dog The Bounty Hunter" posse, maybe?
     


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    Great looking boots..I'm used to lower heels like the RW GT's and noticed that the heels for Whites seems to be much higher.Although they look good like that,I'm not sure if I'll get used to it..What you guys think?Any similar experience?
     


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    I had mine lowered 1/4" and they are not high at all.
     


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    I had a pair that were the "normal" White's height (arch ease) and I foudn them to be extremely uncomfortable -- sore legs. So I had the next pair cut down by 1/4" and they feel much better. More in line with Red Wing, Alden, etc.
     


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    Does anyone have a photo of a pair of Semi-Dress with the lowered "standard" (or Cuban) heel? Thanks in advance.
     




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    Am the only one who thinks it looks weird with a lowered cuban heel? It looks great on lowered block heel though
     


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    You're not alone. I think the lowered heel looks weird on both the standard and the block heel really (though less weird with the block heel maybe). Just not a fan as the boots looks like it's tipping backwards to me. Maybe I've just been looking at regular White's too long.

    (also...I think RW GT's heels look way too short too)
     


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    1/4 Inch Lowered Cuban Heel with Single Midsole:

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    1/4 Inch Lowered Cuban Heel with Double Midsole:

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    In contrast, this is Standard Height Cuban Heel with Single Midsole:

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    And Standard Height Cuban Heel with Double Midsole:

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    I think this covers all the possible configurations for the cuban heel.
    (Except for the use of Half Soles.)

    I hope it helps.
     
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    The 1/4 Inch Lowered Cuban Heel with Single Midsole: [top-most pic] looks about the same height of a single leather sole with no vibram midsole/half-slip at standard height correct?
    since the midsole does add up to the overall height.
     


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    yes that`s what I meant. It looks like the toe is now slightly point up. Though [email protected]`s pair with the block heel looks similar to the height of RW, Alden, etc. its more evident on ones without any vibram midsoles. It looks great lowered with the vibram though as shown in the pics above. thanks gd1944
     


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    The thickness of the vibram midsole is uniform though, so it wouldn't change the shoe looking like it was tilting.

    It's personal preference, but I think normal White's heels make them look too high, almost cartoon like. And sometimes with double soles they can look like 70's disco boots, like this:

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    The rubber layer may have different thickness than the leather layer. So it will not be exactly the same.
     


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