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I didn't see this sole option on Baker's website either. Support a local boot shop in YOUR community and you'll be helping a neighbor and probably make a friend. My boot guy has same prices as Bakers too.
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Baker's has that option on a number of their shoes. It's called the unit vibram lug sole. I think it is less expensive to build because the bootmaker's don't have to do the heel work.

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New as of a couple hours ago.  8" Smoke Jumper lace to toe, rough out.  I have a pair of Semi-Dress on the way.  Only my second pair of Whites in 20 years, I bought my first pair when I was 23 and I'm now 43 so exactly 20 years of service in timber industry.  These will be dedicated work boots so they are going to be ugly in the very near future after the break in.  The SD are going to be for my days off.  I got the lowered full sole on these and the 1/4 lowered on the SD which are being built as we speak.  For those that don't know the lace to toe boot has a wider build last so order one width narrower.  The SD are 10E and these lace to toes are 10D.   

 

 

 

 

Great looking SJs.  Any pics of your last pair?  Would love to see how they held up over 20 years!

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Great looking SJs.  Any pics of your last pair?  Would love to see how they held up over 20 years!
Sadly I took them to my boot shop and he declined to rebuild them. I had spilled a bunch of industrial resin on them and it sealed the pours and would no longer take oils so they cracked badly in several places. I threw them into the garbage at his shop.
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that is a sad way to go for a 20 year relationship yes i said relationship because those boots was a part of your life my friend. may they rest in peace in the further
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that is a sad way to go for a 20 year relationship yes i said relationship because those boots was a part of your life my friend. may they rest in peace in the further

Yeah I suppose they were but sometimes good friends die and you have to let them go......nah who am I kidding.  Succinctly boots are a tool that wears out, I recently sold a deer rifle after carrying it for over 25 years and a chainsaw I owned for 20 years.  Its a tool plain and simple.  I only have sentimentality for the the living.  I don't need them laying around my shop getting moved around over and over. 

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There are many ways to string laces so the false tongue won't slid but this is the way most real loggers here in the Northwest do it.  Speaking as a logger.     

 

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It does not have a built up heel.  The sole is one continuous piece of rubber from toe to heel, there is no stacked up leather heel.  This lowers the heel and mellows the arch support for people with flatter feet.   

I had often considered ordering a boot on the vibram 232 in this vein. Has anyone every tried to order from whites without the arch support?
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There are many ways to string laces so the false tongue won't slid but this is the way most real loggers here in the Northwest do it.  Speaking as a logger.     



That right there is the best tip I have learned in months. And so damn obvious.
THANKS!!!!!

Andy B.
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That right there is the best tip I have learned in months. And so damn obvious.
THANKS!!!!!

Andy B.
Ha ha you are very welcome sir. Don't forget to give me a thumbs up!! Lol
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Hey does anyone know if the "Poleclimber oxford" is available anywhere besides Japan?  Or a similar lace-to-toe Oxford shoe?

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Hey does anyone know if the "Poleclimber oxford" is available anywhere besides Japan?  Or a similar lace-to-toe Oxford shoe?

 

Those oxfords are pretty sweet!

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Those oxfords are pretty sweet!

+1 interested to see different combos!!

Only thing to watch out for is staying clear of "bowling shoe" look.
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Baker's Oxford has the lineman side patch and lace to to option if you want to customize one to look like that. You could also just email them and ask them to have White's make you a pair.

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