Originally Posted by richardwallace
fully lined is nicer. i can't think of any reason not to get them fully lined. probably the only reason they don't normally fully line the work boots is to cut costs.
This may be helpful to the thread...
I inquired to bootsonline about a makeup mentioned a few pages back, namely, the yard boot in vesta leather with stock composite soul but with leather heel, fully leather lined. Amazingly, Barrie responded in about 45 mins to my email. However, this was his response (sic):
"Unfortunately your design suggested design will not work
Cannot put a stacked leather heel with the Yard Boot sole
Leather is lined because the outer leather is not heavy enough to stand up by itself. Vesta and Kip leather are heavyweight and will not take lining.
Vesta is still a working leather that doesn't really shine too well.
Have a look at the Lachlan http://www.bootsonline.com.au/b578.htm
All our leather age well. The problem is not our boots but our bodies.
At this time of the year delivery would not be until early March 2011 as RMW close the factory for summer vacation through January
Price for this sort of Made-to-Order is usually $30 more than the stock item.
Hope this helped"
Sounds like my particular MTO configuration is impossible