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post #1246 of 5031
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Originally Posted by EastWestApparel View Post

Blaster.

The black pebble voyager is: thinner than a lot of the other leathers like dress, CXL etc so you are likely to need a liner. Pebbled but gently, not extremely bumpy, small grain/ pebbles not like bison, think it will age very nicely and........ Anything else?

Jamie.

That helps. Thanks!
post #1247 of 5031

Sorry,

I am a forum rookie. I was reading a thread from "Thor" regarding White's classic work boot.

 

Thanks,

post #1248 of 5031

Does anyone have an opinion/preference on the lower profile vibram soles, 269 vs. 430 vs. 700? Is one more comfortable? Are they all the same thickness? Does one have better traction?

 

Also, the build-a-boot site was a bit confusing with respect to the half slip. I think a half slip means that the vibram sole runs through the entire boot, from the toe all the way through to the back of the heel, but this seems counterintuitive as I would think this would be called a full slip? Does this boot (not mine) have a half slip? Are there any advantages or disadvantages to having the vibram sole run through the heel?

 

 

post #1249 of 5031

A half slip is basically a half midsole that runs from the heel through the middle of the boot. Here is a picture of a boot that has a half slip.

 

 

It's easier to see on their shoes, here is a pic of a pair of the oxfords without a midsole and only a half slip.

 

post #1250 of 5031
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Originally Posted by mrUnicorn View Post

what does a half slip do ? really?


I think it gives a little more lift to the heel and is especially used with wedge soles that don't have has much lift as the usual White's arch ease

post #1251 of 5031
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Originally Posted by mrUnicorn View Post

what does a half slip do ? really?

My understanding is that the half slip is simply an aesthetic choice in that it exposes a bit of leather on the sole.

Here are my boots w/ the half slip for reference:


post #1252 of 5031

thats not a half slip Bingham

 

although, that build is beautiful

post #1253 of 5031
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Originally Posted by fuzzyearlobes View Post

thats not a half slip Bingham

although, that build is beautiful

Thanks.

What is the term for my sole type-thought it was half-slip but am obviously mistaken.
post #1254 of 5031
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My understanding is that the half slip is simply an aesthetic choice in that it exposes a bit of leather on the sole.

Here are my boots w/ the half slip for reference:


wow! What are the other specifications on that boot?

post #1255 of 5031
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Originally Posted by misterjuiceman View Post

wow! What are the other specifications on that boot?

Don't know if these are all the specs, but off the top of my head:

upper: British Tan
toe: distressed rough-out
antique eyes and hooks
standard last and standard trim

forget the name of the particular vibram sole.
post #1256 of 5031
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Originally Posted by Bingham View Post


Don't know if these are all the specs, but off the top of my head:

upper: British Tan
toe: distressed rough-out
antique eyes and hooks
standard last and standard trim

forget the name of the particular vibram sole.

Thanks. Is that a single celastic toe?

post #1257 of 5031
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Thanks. Is that a single celastic toe?

It is indeed.
post #1258 of 5031

what you have (and I have on mine) is the vibram half composition sole (or comp. half sole) using the Vibram 700.  The half slip is what is pictured above a few posts back.  Its essentially a wedge that runs from the heel to the arch.  I dont know its purpose however.  

post #1259 of 5031
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Originally Posted by fuzzyearlobes View Post

what you have (and I have on mine) is the vibram half composition sole (or comp. half sole) using the Vibram 700.  The half slip is what is pictured above a few posts back.  Its essentially a wedge that runs from the heel to the arch.  I dont know its purpose however.  

Ahh. Good to know.
post #1260 of 5031
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Thanks! I have been searching for black oxford pictures lately. I like it.
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