Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts? - Page 188
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Hello all. I received my pair of White's yesterday and although this is my first post, I read through this whole thread and it was lots of help. So, as a thank you, here are some pics. A shout out to Kyle as well, highly recommend going through Baker's.
1 x White's Smoke Jumper Standard Last - $429.95
I discovered White's while looking for hunting boots and ordered a pair of Insulated Dri Foot Outdoorsman's. These were ordered without tracings but with discussions with Kyle. I went with 10.5EE and had to send them back as they were wayyy too small. I haven't got the replacement pair of them yet but went with 11.5EE this time.
Thanks. With that information I decided to check on my order placed on Nov 1. Guess what? They shipped today!!! Very, very similar build with only the heel height, edge color, rolled top and lining being different.
The leather is rather dry to begin with and any treatment considerably darkens the leather. These have had 1.5 years worth of wear for work and leisure with multiple applications of Obenauf's LP and neutral shoe cream. I use Obenauf's when it needs it (e.g. field work, wet weather), but for lighter duty I'll use neutral cream to better highlight the colour of the leather.
Certainly not as glamorous or lustrous as CXL, but the smooth leather is durable and hard wearing. If any body has pointers on treatments to improve the depth of colour and lustre of this leather, please share.
I have been using whites leather laces and my hands burn from lacing them up. My brass eyelets are thick so I really have to yank the lace each time to get it IN the eyelet.
I feel like I hardly wear them during the week since I can't bring myself to lace em up at 630 am for a motocycle commute all the way to a desk.
Keep style in mind...
Untitled by veloreality, on Flickr
Has anyone seen or have a photo of a medallion cap toe with a steel toe?
I'm thinking about some 8" steel toe bounty hunters in black with a medallion toe for when I want to hop off the motorcycle and look snazzy.
Any I want another black boot, I like cap toes and do not own any yet, and I don't own anything steel toe so I feel this would be a great boot to start.
I just got in my first pair of White's in. I bought them off of ysb, and they're the right size--seemingly the correct width and length. However, I've had a lot of pain along the outside of my arch and the top of my right foot from (what I assume is) break-in. Is this something I should expect to go away over time, or should I cut my losses and sell?