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post #1426 of 5037
Thanks for the information, Jack. The brown HH in close trim with toe cap and Cuban heel seem to suit me. I agree that the heel is great with either the block or the Cuban, although the block at standard height looks too bulky to me. The block lowered 1/4" like yours looks good. I'm an Okie, and cowboy boots look normal to me, so the Cuban heel fits my idea of an attractive configuration. Although some might think that a lowered Cuban heel looks funny, there are pictures of those heels here on shoes that are very good looking.
post #1427 of 5037

I'm thinking of getting my first pair of White's. I've decided on the semi-dress with cuban heel, no captoe. What kind of leather upper did/would you go with for your first build? I was thinking the semi-dress brown would be the classic choice (assuming this was the first leather used for the semi-dress boot) but I know a lot of people like chromexcel. Thanks for your opinions.

post #1428 of 5037

Go for the dress brown leather for durability, chromexcel if you want more shine.

post #1429 of 5037
^ I think you're confused.

Chromexcel isn't going to shine up well without a lot of work. It's a touch leather overall, but very susceptible to nicks, dings, scratches and scuffs.

Dress brown is a smoother finish leather that will shine well. Overall the leather is probably not quite as thick of CXL but it's a pretty tough leather with a durable surface finish in my experience that doesn't show wear as quickly as CXL will.

I love both and have had both on the SD. Currently my only pair of SD are in dress brown, but I have a pair of Alden Roys in CXL as well. If I was ordering a new pair of White's for myself I'd probably go dress brown again though.
post #1430 of 5037
Super helpful, I think I'm going with the dress brown. Thanks guys.
post #1431 of 5037

Has anyone worn or seen in person the White's "Hathorn Traveler"?

 

http://www.whitesboots.com/index.php?dispatch=categories.view&category_id=544

 

Am thinking of getting pair as a lighter boot, but wonder how they seem in comparison with the SD (or other heavier boots).

 

And, I'd love to see more pics than just the tiny one on Whites site.  (Same on Bakers....)

 

Thanks.

post #1432 of 5037

Hey guys, has anyone found that the Vibram 269 has better or worse traction than the Vibram 700? Thinking about getting one of those two for snowy/wet weather in the city. Suggestions?

 

Also, can you tell the difference between the two when wearing them?

 

Thanks.

 

Edit: changed to 269


Edited by Hill - 4/4/13 at 6:44pm
post #1433 of 5037
I just ordered these. They should look a lot like Jack Hazer's boots except with close trim, a Cuban heel, and a Vibram sole. I hope I am ordering the correct size. I went through all the measurements at home and talked with Andrew at Baker's. he is a very nice young man and was extremely patient and helpful.

Horse Hide Semi Dress by White's:
Toe Cap Leather Color Brown Horse Hide, Sole Vibram 700, Size - Length 12.5, Hardware All Antique Eyes, Edge Brown, Upper (Shaft) Leather Brown Horse Hide, Midsole Single, Pull Loops No Thanks, Last Standard, Sole Trim Close Trim, Toe Vamp Leather Brown Horse Hide, Heel Base Standard, Heel Lifts 1/4" Lower, Size - Width D (medium), Toe Cap Leather Toe Cap (only available on plain toe style), Celastic Toe Box Single Celastic Toe, Leather Liner Cream
post #1434 of 5037
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These are rad. Are they brown or black?

 

They are black.

post #1435 of 5037
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Originally Posted by Hill View Post

Hey guys, has anyone found that the Vibram 269 has better or worse traction than the Vibram 700? Thinking about getting one of those two for snowy/wet weather in the city. Suggestions?

 

Also, can you tell the difference between the two when wearing them?

 

Thanks.

 

Edit: changed to 269

These two seems to get a lot of varied views in terms of grip. I`d say that the 269 feels a little thiner and more supple than a 700. The 700 should have more grip, but if you think of it another way - the 269 will have more surface area touching the ground, so that would argue the other way. For real grip you would need the lugs. The 269 is thinner at the mid shoe part.

post #1436 of 5037
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These two seems to get a lot of varied views in terms of grip. I`d say that the 269 feels a little thiner and more supple than a 700. The 700 should have more grip, but if you think of it another way - the 269 will have more surface area touching the ground, so that would argue the other way. For real grip you would need the lugs. The 269 is thinner at the mid shoe part.

Thank you.
post #1437 of 5037

Pleasure, these photos should give you a good idea of the differences...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 269`s sole is half the thickness at the arch part back, and this makes a big difference in comfort I think. So technically there is a big difference.

post #1438 of 5037
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Pleasure, these photos should give you a good idea of the differences...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 269`s sole is half the thickness at the arch part back, and this makes a big difference in comfort I think. So technically there is a big difference.

 

 

 

This is great, thank you. So you find the 269 more comfortable than the 700 because of the thinner arch and heel parts?

post #1439 of 5037
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This is great, thank you. So you find the 269 more comfortable than the 700 because of the thinner arch and heel parts?

I personally feel that it is more comfortable, but then all Whites are really supreme if you get the size and fit correct.

post #1440 of 5037
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I personally feel that it is more comfortable, but then all Whites are really supreme if you get the size and fit correct.

Right on, thanks man.
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