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post #2836 of 4526

Those have brown dress leather.

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Those have brown dress leather.

To be clear/sure, that's a really dark brown leather (almost black), right?

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^yes

post #2839 of 4526
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Originally Posted by Brian Itzaina View Post

Can anyone suggest me laces for my 12" smoke jumpers which I like to wrap at the top once if not twice before tying.
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

For all my boots, I toss the leather laces and go with paracord.  You can find 50ft rolls of it at hardware stores for ~$10 and you can make the laces whatever length you want.  It also comes in just about any color you could want.

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Originally Posted by cathpah View Post

To be clear/sure, that's a really dark brown leather (almost black), right?

Yeah. Very versatile color.
More depth than black, particularly after wear!
Had a pair, sold em (were slightly too large - before I figured out my size), bought a pair back a few months ago and have worn them regularly since.
post #2841 of 4526

I finally placed my order tonight (thanks to everyone here, Kyle at Bakers, and Mark at White's), so now the waiting game begins.

 

At the last minute I almost went with the brown dress leather, but because I'm buying these to work in (architectural photographer who works in muck/nasty conditions outside) and because I'm buying them specifically for support (blew out my ankle on the top of a mountain last year...had to walk down a boulder field to get out, which certainly didn't help the damage done), Kyle advised me to go with something thicker than the dress brown, even over the dress brown with lining.

 

My boot is as follows:

 

9" Smokejumper on Semi-Dress last (Bounty Hunter)

distressed smooth throughout

single midsole w/ natural edge

Vibram 430

block heel lowered by 1/4"

antique hooks and eyes

single celastic

plain toe

cut top

pull loop

 

Now I wait.  Patience is not my strong suit, but I'm also waiting on a Teranishi Daytripper bag, also slated for 6 weeks...so late Jan/Early Feb should be great.

post #2842 of 4526

Custom White’s boots just ordered!
I’m very excited!

Specs:
Custom White's Smoke Jumper
Counter Leather Brown Smooth, Hardware Brass Eyes & Hooks, Celastic Toe Box No Thanks, Height 10", Last Standard, Steel Toe No Thanks, Upper (Shaft) Leather Brown Smooth, Toe Cap No Thanks, Toe Vamp Leather Brown Smooth, Top Cut Top (standard), Midsole Single, Leather Liner Cream, Size - Width D (medium), Lace Design Lace to Toe, Sole Vibram 700, Toe Cap Leather Color Does not apply, Edge Brown, Size - Length 10

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4Cs, congrats! sounds like a really cool build. I'm especially looking forward to seeing what the standard SJ in the lace to toe pattern looks lie with a non-reinforced toe box. Merry early Xmas to you
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Originally Posted by b-ewing View Post

4Cs, congrats! sounds like a really cool build. I'm especially looking forward to seeing what the standard SJ in the lace to toe pattern looks lie with a non-reinforced toe box. Merry early Xmas to you

Thanks, I’ll have to go “all 4c” and post a ton of pictures….:D

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Originally Posted by 4characters View Post

Custom White’s boots just ordered!

I’m very excited!


Specs:

Custom White's Smoke Jumper

Counter Leather Brown Smooth, Hardware Brass Eyes & Hooks, Celastic Toe Box No Thanks, Height 10", Last Standard, Steel Toe No Thanks, Upper (Shaft) Leather Brown Smooth, Toe Cap No Thanks, Toe Vamp Leather Brown Smooth, Top Cut Top (standard), Midsole Single, Leather Liner Cream, Size - Width D (medium), Lace Design Lace to Toe, Sole Vibram 700, Toe Cap Leather Color Does not apply, Edge Brown, Size - Length 10

They are going to be nice! With the leather lining I bet they will be soft and relatively warm right from the start.

Andy B.
post #2846 of 4526

I'm planning the same in 8" soon in brown.

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Left boot loose stitches are this normal?

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Xmas dough is in, and it's time to plan the next build biggrin.gif

Question for y'all: is the 700 sole thicker than the Mini Vib?
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The 700 and mini Vib (430) are pretty much the same thickness. I have both and they look the same. I think the 430 has slightly better traction in snow, but otherwise they are similar.

Andy B.
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Thx, Andy. I have 430s on my SJs so was considering 700s on my next pair, tho if they were notably thicker I wouldn't.
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