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post #3991 of 4880
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Originally Posted by LouieBailie View Post
 


No Whites specializes in making work boots the new fad youngsters called HIPSTERS are attempting to make them into a fashion statement. The boots are heavy duty work boots........

You're right.  They are heavy duty work boots.  There was a recent post referring to these CWB's a little pillows.  That's not the way I look at them.  They are VERY substantial and when one "bolts" them to their feet there is no mistaking that you're wearing a very heavy duty boot.  Sure, after a couple of days wearing them for 14 to 20 hours i don't even realize how heavy and stiff they are but if you've been wearing some "minimalist" foot wear like sandals for a few days and then strap a pair of CWB's to your feet you definitely know you're wearing something else and mine certainly don't feel like pillows.  On some days I forget I'm even wearing them but on others when they may have stiffened up I sure do.  Mine aren't fully broken in yet.

post #3992 of 4880
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Originally Posted by trvlr472 View Post
 

I wanted to wait until mine were broken in to post any pics.  They aren't quite there yet but are real close.  They are the Classic Work Boot, Block Heel, Standard Heel height, Brass Eyelets, Double Celastic Toe, Leather Lined (Tan)  and since these pics are taken when they are dirty although I did brush them first you can see I use them for work.  They are 4 months old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They've been Obenhaufed 3X and oiled once or twice.  All I do now is wash them with plain water every week or so and when the water doesn't bead up I oil them.  They are going to get washed tonight or tomorrow.


Where are the colored checked argile socks, pressed rolled up 4 inch pegged bottom, stove pipe Japanese jeans? 

Where is your marble counter top to display them on?

 

You could at least paint those cinder blocks and plant some nice grass before displaying them.

 

Shame on you.....DO YOU ACTIUALY HAVE A JOB????????

post #3993 of 4880
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is it bad idea to use it as workboot? I currently use hiking boots but sole's glue start to separate after just 4months, so that I am looking for something suprr tough to replace it. is there bettrr choice? 

There may be equal choices but i can tell you that White's are pretty heavy duty.  As Louie pointed out.  That's exactly what they are, work boots.  All I can tell you is don't order a half sole on anything you're going to use in icy, wet, slippery conditions.  I have almost fallen a broken my ass twice because that little slick piece of leather between the half sole and the heel was all that contacted a wet or icy pipe I stepped on and that leather makes grease/oil feel like you've got serious grip in comparison.  Now that i know that it's not so much of a problem but when they get re-soled it will be all rubber and I may get a more aggressive sole rather than the semi-slick one that came on them.  Either that or I won't wear them anywhere near ice or anything slippery and wear them only in the summer/dry months whilst the SJ's will be my winter boot.

post #3994 of 4880
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Originally Posted by LouieBailie View Post
 


Where are the colored checked argile socks, pressed rolled up 4 inch pegged bottom, stove pipe Japanese jeans? 

Where is your marble counter top to display them on?

 

You could at least paint those cinder blocks and plant some nice grass before displaying them.

 

Shame on you.....DO YOU ACTIUALY HAVE A JOB????????

:laugh::rotflmao::rotflmao::crackup::crackup::crackup:

 

Dude, I'm a truck driver.  I went for 11 years without even a street address.  The humble abode where i live now only 4 days a month is just temporary. and i only did that because of a stupid law. It's actually pretty nice but the guy that owns it just hasn't gotten around to landscaping yet.  I don't care if I won the lottery tomorrow you'd never see me wearing freakin' argile socks or Stovepipe Japenese jeans and I can damn sure guarantee Brooks Brothers would NEVER get a dime of my money.:fistbump:  I actually knew before hand that some snob would notice the surreal surroundings of the pics while suffering humility and demoralization at the sight of the intoxicating landscape.:D

 

I'd even bet you're one of those snobs that owns an old classic Eldo with the horns, some cow balls hangin' off the rear bumper with an interior decked out in various hides.:cool::worship2: :crackup: 


Edited by trvlr472 - 6/18/14 at 7:38pm
post #3995 of 4880

No my old car is a 1966 Plymouth Bel II with a 572 inch Keith Black Hemi 5speed Long trans feed to a Dana 60 in it........so you would lose....but nice try.....That is why I need Whites boots, they are great to cover up lead feet......

post #3996 of 4880
I went to see real on stock boots today. it becomes that my leather preference changed from dress brown to oil tan brown. I'm not sure if brown oil tanned is too stiff to drive truck or not or have CXL at ankle. does it good idea?

due to its weight, I have 2 choice between doble cel toe with double midsoke or composite toe with single midsole. any idea?
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Let us now praise the pull loop:  Putting on my boots this morning, I was reminded of how glad I am I ordered pull loops.  With the SJ/BH fully attached tongue, it helps quite a bit in pulling the boot on.  I like the way they look too, but for anyone thinking of ordering a pair I definitely recommend them for functionality.

post #3998 of 4880
Hey @trvlr472 which leather are your boots made of? Dress Brown?
post #3999 of 4880
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

Let us now praise the pull loop:  Putting on my boots this morning, I was reminded of how glad I am I ordered pull loops.  With the SJ/BH fully attached tongue, it helps quite a bit in pulling the boot on.  I like the way they look too, but for anyone thinking of ordering a pair I definitely recommend them for functionality.

I agree!
post #4000 of 4880
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Originally Posted by broken_oracle View Post

Hey @trvlr472 which leather are your boots made of? Dress Brown?


I realized just after I logged off i neglected to add that.  They are brown oil finish and it is just as stiff and tough as everyone says.

post #4001 of 4880
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Originally Posted by Royteane View Post

I went to see real on stock boots today. it becomes that my leather preference changed from dress brown to oil tan brown. I'm not sure if brown oil tanned is too stiff to drive truck or not or have CXL at ankle. does it good idea?

due to its weight, I have 2 choice between doble cel toe with double midsoke or composite toe with single midsole. any idea?


I drive a truck as well and I wear mine for that.  I also have the double celastic toe.  Oil finish is pretty stiff and it does affect manipulating the pedals a wee bit until it starts getting broken in.  But that wasn't really a big problem with me.  The upper shaft around the ankle has taken the longest to break in and I had the upper shaft on the left boot constantly applying pressure right above the ankle which was VERY uncomfortable because I couldn't change the position of my foot to stop it.  It got downright painful by the end of the day but I just put up with it figuring the more I wore them the quicker it would go away and it did.  It still does it once in a great while though.

 

The reason I got oil finish was for the durability.  If I'm going to pay $600 for a pair of boots I want them to last.  If you get the oil finish just take an extra pair with you out on the road so you can wear something else for a while if they get too painful.


Edited by trvlr472 - 6/19/14 at 10:05am
post #4002 of 4880
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post
 

Let us now praise the pull loop:  Putting on my boots this morning, I was reminded of how glad I am I ordered pull loops.  With the SJ/BH fully attached tongue, it helps quite a bit in pulling the boot on.  I like the way they look too, but for anyone thinking of ordering a pair I definitely recommend them for functionality.


I agree as well.  Without those pull loops I would still have a problem getting mine on even after 4 months of wearing them almost every day.

post #4003 of 4880

I ordered my last two pairs were with the 700 halfsoles just because I liked how they looked on the boots posted here on the forum. After looking at them on the actual boots I think the leather on the bottom between the half sole and the heel is a lot easier to scuff. 

 

Now I am curious if there was any other advantage of the half soles other then how they look on the boots.

post #4004 of 4880
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Originally Posted by mogili222 View Post
 

I ordered my last two pairs were with the 700 halfsoles just because I liked how they looked on the boots posted here on the forum. After looking at them on the actual boots I think the leather on the bottom between the half sole and the heel is a lot easier to scuff. 

 

Now I am curious if there was any other advantage of the half soles other then how they look on the boots.


If you are "worried" about getting "scuffs" on the bottom of the soles ??? Just keep them in their shipping box.

 

AS to "advantages" of half soles of any kind on anything they cause the foot you are wearing them on to slip when climbing a ladder or steps when the divide between rubber and leather contacts the surface.


Their main advantage is they are cheaper for the manufacturer to use in production.

 

Most don't buy/order work boots for looks, but for utility.

post #4005 of 4880
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Originally Posted by LouieBailie View Post
 


Their main advantage is they are cheaper for the manufacturer to use in production.

And cheaper to rebuild. They also flex more (I like it) and conform to the foot slightly better. Basically one can get the fit and feel of leather-soled boots, but with rubber on the front part.

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