Thanks Oldcrow, I will have to try the heat gun trick. Any specific advice or tips?
As for the Wescos' patina, it's surprised me - I normally keep boots better oiled and polished than this, but the wear started looking cool, so I have left them alone. I actually haven't been too hard on them, but they are aging gracefully.
Maybe after breaking in the Nomads, you can try putting in the foam insert? I would think that after break in, there might be a bit of room to accommodate the inserts. I needed to put the foam insert out of my Wescos because they were a bit tight and the leather insole was not forming to my feet like I wanted. After the leather insole in my Wescos formed to my feet, I put the foam inserts in and the fit was spot on. They are custom fit though.
Just a thought...
I got these nearly a year ago but only started to seriously try to break them in maybe a month ago. I modeled these after a pair I saw on the great vintage engineer boots blog run by marineabilly.
I ordered these off Bakers website, they were incredibly helpful in my purchase and I recall receiving them a few weeks before the quoted 16 week wait time I believe it was... .
Toe Pattern Motorcycle Patrol Toe
Shaft Diameter Standard
Top Strap Length Standard
Instep Strap Length Standard
Counter Leather Redwood
Size - 8.5 E
Thread Color (upper) Brown
Leather Configuration Two Tone
Top Straps Redwood
Upper (Shaft) Leather Brown Smooth
Toe Vamp Leather Redwood
Top Buckles Nickel Roller Buckle
Outsole Stitching color White, Midsole Double
Instep Buckle Options Nickel Roller Buckle
Sole Vibram 705 (brown only)
Heel Lifts Standard
Instep Straps Redwood
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^^^ more photos please Equality7! ^^^
Very nice boots, really like the colour on those westco's.
I feel the only style missing from my collection of engineer boots is a two tone pair. Seeing the latest brown RRL's got me thinking and your beauties have nailed it!
Please post some more shots once they break in.
Yeah, what you sees nothing, I got a Balinese dancing girl tattooed across my chest...
You guys have me really contemplating a pair of these...I don't have any money at the moment (mother in hospital and bills growing by the hour) but they sure are tempting. I just don't like the high(er) heels on some of them. Are there any with a lower profile? I'm already 6'-4", so I don't need any height, and I may end up with a Brit bike down the road so they'd be used for riding too...