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post #4291 of 4591

Just ordered my first pair of whites

White's Semi-Dress

  • Leather 1: Navy Chrome Excel by Horween
  • Leather 2: Black Dress
  • Toe Vamp Leather: Navy Chrome Excel by Horween
  • Toe Cap Leather: None
  • Celastic Toe Box: None
  • Safety Toe: No Thanks
  • Upper (Shaft) Leather : Black Dress
  • Leather Liner: Cream
  • Back Stay Leather: Navy Chrome Excel by Horween
  • Pull Loop: Yes
  • Eyelet Color: Nickel
  • Sole Trim: Close Trim
  • Eyelet Configuration : Eyelet
  • Lace: Leather
  • Sole: Vib 269
  • Half Slip: No
  • Heel Shape: Curve
  • Heel Height: Standard
  • Last: 461 Classic Last
  • Midsole: Standard
  • Midsole/Edge Color: Natural
  • Size - Length: 7.5
  • Size - Width: D
post #4292 of 4591

Sounds like a nice build, can’t wait to see them. :)

post #4293 of 4591
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LOVE the new boots gregornz; that leather combo looks amazing!

post #4294 of 4591
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Does anyone else think that the heel extends out way too far on those otherwise fantastic bison/brown roughout bounty hunters?

I don't, but I am not a fan of the block heel, so I'm biased.

In other news, I'm thinking of getting a raised heel in my next pair; how do you like THEM apples? biggrin.gif
post #4295 of 4591
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LOVE the new boots gregornz; that leather combo looks amazing!

Yeah, but I can't help but wonder how they would look with distressed roughout up front? patch[1].gif
post #4296 of 4591
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Does anyone else think that the heel extends out way too far on those otherwise fantastic bison/brown roughout bounty hunters?

I do.  Otherwise they're pretty damn nice.

post #4297 of 4591
Gregornz, those BHs are incredibly nice. Congrats! Now, stop flattering that wank with your avitar :P
post #4298 of 4591
can anyone share the shaft measurement of the Nomads ? I know it is pretty wide, but I cannot figure out how wide....it is too bad they don't offer the option to make it smaller just like Wesco.
post #4299 of 4591
just got my oxfords
post #4300 of 4591
^ Those look good. That is the first pair of White's oxfords that I've liked. What leather is that?
post #4301 of 4591
^ Those are F'n amazing! First pair I've yearned for too
post #4302 of 4591
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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post
 

Does anyone else think that the heel extends out way too far on those otherwise fantastic bison/brown roughout bounty hunters?


Those are damn nice looking.  One of my favorites since I've been on this forum.

 

As far as the "shelf"?  Yes, I think it sticks out too far and I wouldn't like it.  However, I read a post on this forum a while back stating that White's builds them like that on purpose to protect the leather should you step on something sharp.  I can understand that especially since way back when they started business I doubt anyone was as "coddled" as they are these days.  They wanted function over aesthetics.  In this day and age since I'd bet half their customers are more into being cool, buying something that will last and fit right more than surviving and working in them. They might want to start asking the customer what they are using the boot for.

 

It's starting to seem to me that many of the old timers in many industries are dying or retiring and they are training the new people to build them the same old way and the new people don't have the common sense or maybe the talent to figure out how big of an overhang they should build into the boot.

 

There was a guy a while back that ordered some and the "shelf" in the arch area was gross in my opinion.  I'd be really pissed off if I ordered a pair and they showed up looking like his for what they cost.  I will say this. I probably wouldn't have the gouges I have in my back stay if I had more overhang in the hee lbut even though I'm far more into function and durability I would send boots back if they had excessive sole or heel sticking out..  I use mine to work in and it's not like I'm walking on rocks all the time either although I do from time to time.  Those posted aren't REALLY bad though and depending on what I was using them for I might live with it and if I couldn't take it have them modified at the first resoling.

 

From what I have seen and read it is the block heel White's rally seems to screw up with too much heel or sole sticking out.  The block heel on my CWB's are just about perfect in this regard and my SJ's are perfectly flush with the standard heel.  This is the first time I've seen a curved heel with that problem.  All in all, if the guy who paid for them is fine with it then it's OK by me.  If he isn't he can go to a cobbler and have them sanded down or send them back for satisfaction.  I can see, however, that having the sole and heel sticking out will definitely protect the leather in some circumstances.  It all depends on what your using them for.


Edited by trvlr472 - 7/8/14 at 7:46pm
post #4303 of 4591

Those Oxford's a really nice.  I have Oxfords in mind for a future purpose.  It'll be quite a while though.  I'd like to know what leather that is as well.  We need the build specs on those.

post #4304 of 4591
I'm discussing with Kyle to have White's or Wesco Oxford built with golf sole. I dont know if it is good idea or not. My current golf shoes now are over stretched, so something stronger and a bit heavier is what I am loking for.
post #4305 of 4591
There are a lot of good golf shoes on the market. Why go through the time and energy involved with all of that? A lot of R&D goes into it and I can't imagine getting something that would be truly correct
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