Now the only thing I have to decide is if I should go with the lining or not. Whites said that the lining they use is 4 oz. What exactly is the use of the lining in boots? Is it for insulation? Does it make the boots too warm to wear in the summer? What are some of the other pros and cons of the lining?
The lining is used for various reasons - some leathers inside are rougher than others, some more delicate (water buffalo), some oiled and hence it serves various functions. I would not say it serves as insulation as such, but as an extra layer, could have some effect. I don't think it changes the boots feel in the summer, on the contrary it helps to absorb moisture. It`s an extra layer that helps takes your foots form, and I find gives a better fit. Some prefer the liner, some don't. I personally do, and find the white/beige is super supple, and extra comfortable.