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post #1006 of 3610

Yes, these are very cool.  If the original poster is still checking here, it'd be nice to see updated pics after some wear on these...?

 

Also, is that heel just 1/4" lower?  It seems even more low, which I really like.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post


Quoting again because these may be the finest looking White's I've ever seen. Perfect details, sir.
post #1007 of 3610
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Originally Posted by brokeassp View Post


do you have pics of this setup in your inventory? Just wondering how it would look with such a thick sole.

 

Of course I have. Vibram 700 is actually not thick.

 

Vibram 700 + Close Trim:

 

 

700

 

 

700

 

 

700

post #1008 of 3610

And I also have Vibram 700 Half Sole (Composition Half Sole) + Close Trim:

 

 

700

 

 

700

 

 

700

 

 

 

700

 

 

700

 

 

700

 

 

And these 2 pairs are the Natural Chrome Excel Leather with White's Beeswax Preservative Applied. (The Leather is darkened by the Preservative Cream.)


Edited by gd1944 - 12/7/12 at 11:47am
post #1009 of 3610

Wow...that natural CXL looks fantastic. I always thought natural would be too light but yours look damn near perfect. I'm sure with a bit of wear and subsequent conditioning, they'd darken to a gorgeous patina.

post #1010 of 3610
While we're on that natural cxl theme...I can't remember if I posted this picture here yet or not, sorry if it's a repeat.

post #1011 of 3610

Very beautiful!

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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

Yes, these are very cool.  If the original poster is still checking here, it'd be nice to see updated pics after some wear on these...?

Also, is that heel just 1/4" lower?  It seems even more low, which I really like.


Yes, they're just 1/4" lower. Could be my camera angle that makes them look lower. I don't have any wear pics yet because I"ve yet to take them to the Cobbler for a half sole. Got a bit of a backlog of boots to wear...
post #1013 of 3610

Could someone who has SD's tell me about the celastic toe box? How thick and hard is it, and what material does it feel like it is made out of?

post #1014 of 3610
celastic is a moldable plastic sheet. It's not terribly thick but once formed is fairly firm but has some give. Most shoes have something like that in the toe box, Red Wing GTs, 1k Miles, Aldens, etc. If you don't get it the toe is completely soft...poke it with your finger and it gives. I've had one pair without, don't think I would order it again for myself but it was comfortable...just felt like a slipper without any structure up front.
post #1015 of 3610
gd1944 thank you sir!

natural is my next makeup mixed with red dog - bounty hunter setup
post #1016 of 3610

pretty sure the celastic Whites uses is not plastic.  Mine feels like leather.  could be mistaken though.  

post #1017 of 3610
Celastic is plastic...google it, it's a name for a specific type of material.
post #1018 of 3610

I know its plastic, but I didnt think White's boots use plastic for their reinforced toebox (all leather legend and all that).  But now that I inspect mine, its most likely plastic.  Its just different than all the other reinforced toe boxes on other boots I have had, where it was obviously plastic.  

post #1019 of 3610
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

Yes, these are very cool.  If the original poster is still checking here, it'd be nice to see updated pics after some wear on these...?

 

Also, is that heel just 1/4" lower?  It seems even more low, which I really like.

 

 

I think they look lower because they don't have a full sole that sits between the midsole and the heel.  I wonder if this is what the half-slip is for? To add that height back if you don't have a full sole but want to have the same front to back height difference with a half sole.

 

Anybody put a half-slip on a pair before? Any thoughts?

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Originally Posted by fuzzyearlobes View Post

I know its plastic, but I didnt think White's boots use plastic for their reinforced toebox (all leather legend and all that).  But now that I inspect mine, its most likely plastic.  Its just different than all the other reinforced toe boxes on other boots I have had, where it was obviously plastic.  

Celastic is an impregnated fabric - hence not like a plastic shell.

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