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post #121 of 4602
I was not aware that White's were available in 7 inch height. Just looking at your boots, I would have guessed that they were 8 inch. Can you take a pic of the soles?
post #122 of 4602
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Originally Posted by StarterStyle View Post
You could use those boots to cut down a tree, build a door, install it, kick it in, and kill the person behind it.

They are seriously huge.
The heel alone!
post #123 of 4602
that's why angled "Cuban" is the "standard" heel on mullti-layered/lug soles & most lifted heels. 'keeps the chunk to a minimum.

moreover & most importantly, imo, is the comfortability of walking. angled heels weren't just designed for looks. they compensate for the added height of the heels for a more natural gait... ie, a block high heel would hit the pavement quicker than an angled one on each stride, not allowing a full motion of a stride

don't ask for proof cuz it's just one of those things one ponders after a massive toke.
post #124 of 4602
I like the look of the tapered heel but after having a pair with the block heel I definitely agree that the tapered is a more comfortable style and leads to a more natural feeling gait. I think people often don't think of that, thinking it is merely a style choice.
post #125 of 4602
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Originally Posted by akmateo View Post
I was not aware that White's were available in 7 inch height. Just looking at your boots, I would have guessed that they were 8 inch. Can you take a pic of the soles?
The Classic Work Boot from Whites offered by Baker comes in 6,7 or 8 inch per their website- I would have preferred the tapered heel but it was not an option. I have a pair of 20yr old Whites packers with the cuban heel and it does provide for an easier gate... I do not have pics of the actual sole on my boot handy but it is Vibram 100 as pictured here: http://www.boot.com/bsoles.htm ...and actually it appears to be Vibram 100F as mine has the distinctive red lug in the middle...indicating fire resistance. I didn't request that but it will come in handy for stamping out campfires..
post #126 of 4602
WSJ w/Vibram 100 lugs:


post #127 of 4602
red laces look kinda cool on those.
post #128 of 4602
^thought so, too__ tnx!
post #129 of 4602
i went to the Stronghold yesterday in Venice. they have a ton of white's semi dress in stock in the various leathers. i currently own the semi dress in brown dress leather with the full vibram sole and love them, my favorite boots. so i'm gonna get another pair. will be a single leather sole. torn between the water buffalo black cherry, water buffalo black, and the black CXL with the captoe. of all the boots in the store, those stood out to me.
post #130 of 4602
Anyone with first-hand experience of the water-buffalo leather Whites uses?
What's the quality like?
Anyone know how it's been tanned?
post #131 of 4602
My new White's showed up today and I'm really pleased with them. I sized down 1/2 from a previous pair and was afraid they might not fit but they fit great. My build:

Semi-Dress
British tan leather
cream leather lining
all antique eyelets
Vibram 269 sole
brown edge
standard trim
standard heel
standard last

Love the sole, I wanted the versatility of rubber but liked the sleek look of my old single leather soles. The tapered waist of the 269 sole makes for a perfect compromise. The British tan leather looks even better then I had hoped.

Anyway, on to the pics.







post #132 of 4602
Slide, those are beautiful. Congrats and I hope they serve you well and for a long time. I'm sure they will.
post #133 of 4602
those look awesome, man. congrats!

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Originally Posted by konadog View Post
i went to the Stronghold yesterday in Venice. they have a ton of white's semi dress in stock in the various leathers. i currently own the semi dress in brown dress leather with the full vibram sole and love them, my favorite boots. so i'm gonna get another pair. will be a single leather sole. torn between the water buffalo black cherry, water buffalo black, and the black CXL with the captoe. of all the boots in the store, those stood out to me.
i've checked out the water buffalo SDs @Fowler's NYC a few months ago, but wasn't really moved by the leather. maybe, it's just a preference thing__ no idea how it wears.

the captoed black chromexcel would be more to my liking. if i can have it my way__ capped brogue in dark brown or espresso w/natural trim, on Vibram half soles + Quabaug heels
post #134 of 4602
custom smoke jumpers 2 1/2 years old now 1 year ago after resole 2 1/2 years ago with custom cats paw half soles
post #135 of 4602
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Originally Posted by IIIrd Icon View Post
i've checked out the water buffalo SDs @Fowler's NYC a few months ago, but wasn't really moved by the leather. maybe, it's just a preference thing__ no idea how it wears.

the captoed black chromexcel would be more to my liking. if i can have it my way__ capped brogue in dark brown or espresso w/natural trim, on Vibram half soles + Quabaug heels

Cheers IIIrd...I was tossing up between water buffalo and Chromexcel steerhide for a SD.
Guess it'll be Chromexcel then.
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