Originally Posted by Dryvah
All these boots are beautiful!
Im about to pull the trigger on a pair of Whites Classic Work boots. I have a couple of concerns though. Are these boots actually good for construction work? Also, are they a good boots for New England winters?
This is what I plan on buying.White's Classic Work Boot
Size - Length 11.5
, Sole Commando Mini Lug Half Sole
, Heel Lifts Standard
, Edge Natural
, Upper (Shaft) Leather Brown Chrome Excel by Horween
, Midsole Single
, Toe Cap Leather Toe Cap (only available on plain toe style)
, Leather Liner Tan
, Sole Trim Close Trim
, Toe Vamp Leather Brown Chrome Excel by Horween
, Heel Base Standard
, Size - Width D (medium)
, Hardware Antique Eyes & Hooks
, Celastic Toe Box Double Celastic Toe
, Lace Design Plain Toe
, Counter Leather Brown Chrome Excel by Horween
, Height 6"
Yes but I would recommend that you don't get Chrome Excel for construction use. Get brown smooth. The smooth leathers are strongest and you'll be happiest in the long run.
I also strongly recommend a full sole. The half sole will wear faster and allow snow/dirt against the leather. A full sole will be more durable.
It sounds to me like you are letting some fashion choices (chrome excel / half sole) take the lead and trying to put them into a work boot role.
I suggest you don't compromise. If you want a work boot, Whites can be bulletproof and will never let you down. But build it appropriately. If you want a fashion/casual boot, Whites also won't let you down. But don't force fashionable details into a work role.
Maybe you need two pairs! That's what I did. Water buffalo and half soles for fashion and smooth leather with a full sole for work.