Hey guys, I've never bought a pair of White's and am looking into the configuration I want. After reading this thread, I believe the photo below (not my boot, just found it in the thread) is the standard semi dress make up, which is actually very close to what I'd like.
Can anyone confirm that the boot above is the following make up and provide some insight on the aspects of which I'm unsure?
White's Semi Dress Boot
-Upper: classic semi dress brown leather
-Eyelets: antique eyelets and hooks
-Sole: double or single leather?
-Welt/Sole Trim: standard double
-Edge trim: brown
-Toe: I'm guessing one can't tell if it's single celastic from a photo?
I'm trying to warm up to the standard sole trim (double welt) because I feel like it's keeping more with the classic White's boot but am considering going with a close sole trim instead. Has anyone been initially averse to the double welt and learned to like it?
Also, I love the look of the leather sole but am concerned about comfort. I'll be walking exclusively on concrete in these...can anyone attest to just how much more comfortable some of the lower-profile vibram soles are? With regard to leather soles, is a double significantly more comfortable than a single leather sole once broken in?