Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

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  1. linafelt

    linafelt Senior member

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    I'd be interested in knowing that too... It's got a nicely turned up toe, which I like. I would expect it to be 461 Last, but if it's SD then that makes me think I don't need the 461 to get that look.

    I really like the shape of the boot. Classic.
     


  2. fuzzyearlobes

    fuzzyearlobes Senior member

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    BH is a SJ built on a SD last, so yea its a SD last. The toe is a bit exaggerated in this pic. Normally, the upturn isnt as severe as seen here, but it def. does it on its own. I think the lowered heel makes it seem a bit more pronounced.
     


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    Talking about the resoling and the heel size adjustments - I`m not sure that a heel adjustment will fit the way the boot is angled. I think they change the angle of the lie of the foot bed marginally to adjust the heel sizes, so that a change in heel size may cause undue wear in different places on the sole, and make your foot lie uncomfortably - any thoughts?
     


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    Apologies for crappy ipod pics...
    smoke jumper...swing last, natural cxl, vibram half sole

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    linafelt Senior member

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    Still hoping to see pics of these Bounty Hunters with 269 sole...
     


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    These are water buffalo in sienna color.
     


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    Can someone tell me which last is this?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Love to see a pic.... I think I have settled on a Smokejumper/Farmer-rancher, in Black CXL, with block heel lowered. Final decisions are sole and last. It's between the SD last (so Bounty Hunter) and the 461 (so Classic Workboot I guess). And then between 269 sole and commando mini-lug. I like the looks of the 269, but wonder a bit about it being slippery when wet.

    Pics and feedback welcome....

    Thanks.
     


  9. fuzzyearlobes

    fuzzyearlobes Senior member

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    the 269 is essentially a rubber version of a leather sole, meaning traction is at a minimum. I would go with the 430 personally on a bounty hunter, but thats me.
     


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    Some pics of my SJ's (8" brown dress on swing last; standard heel, vibram 430 sole).
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    misterjuiceman Senior member

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    A lot of folks are saying to go with the Indy boot size for the Semi-Dress standard last. Are you guys wearing dress socks or work socks with each boot? I typically wear wool dress socks with my Indy boot, and planned on doing the same if I bought a boot from White's, but I saw that they recommend Smartwool. Currently I don't have any work socks to wear for a tracing, but I've already done one with dress socks on for another maker.
     


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    Are you wearing the same kind of socks on both? Or dress socks on the Indys and work socks on the White's?
     


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    I haven't gotten mine yet, but I wear a 10D on the Alden Barrie last and Kyle at Baker's recommended a 9.5E based on my foot tracing / measurements.
     


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    sounds about right
     


  15. daizawaguy

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    Wow, I love these non-standard boots.

    A few questions please:

    1. What is the height? (like the no pull tabs)

    2. Is the last standard? The toe seems quite pronounced.

    3. Is that a double leather midsole?

    4. Its a single finish around the edge is it?

    Given me a great idea for a two tone...all in french calf with perforated toe cap!
     


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