gotcha, thanks! guessing it just keeps um clean and gives a bit of a worn look?
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Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts? - Page 48post #707 of 84889/24/12 at 11:13pmpost #708 of 84889/24/12 at 11:50pmpost #709 of 84889/26/12 at 2:41pm
You all have heard or seen cracks in leather boots - those are either caused by drying out or by small dust particles getting into the creases and acting like sandpaper. Thats why just a brush after use is a very good idea. A moisture coating (conditioner) an even better one. Brush often, condition every so often...post #710 of 84889/26/12 at 6:21pmi guess Kyle must've been busy.
maybe, some1 else can buzz in regarding 461 sizing
.... oh, btw, any idea how much Baker's or White's charge for re-sizing?Quote:
Edited by IIIrd Icon - 9/26/12 at 7:09pmpost #711 of 84889/26/12 at 7:29pmpost #712 of 84889/26/12 at 9:49pmpost #713 of 84889/27/12 at 7:03ampost #714 of 84889/27/12 at 10:21ampost #715 of 848810/1/12 at 11:11am
what's going on guys?
new to the forum -- I'm SuperFuture -- but glad to finally be on here as well.
been going through this entire white's thread while waiting for mine to arrive; it's been helping but the wait is unbearable!
anyways, this is a fairly obvious question but I couldn't seem to see a definitive answer/example of this anywhere, as it looks like the majority of you guys order through bakers and not directly through white's.
the "standard" composition sole -- what is it? no real information through whites, and i see a lot of vibram 700, half soles, commando soles, etc but nothing really labeled as full composition sole. the more typical build. a lot of you boys are gettin all fancy....post #716 of 848810/2/12 at 9:46amquite a few urban-dwelling folks around here live quite a sedentary lifestyle for their "builds" ... including me, ie
anyway, my understanding is, "composition" soles simply meant they're not just pure rubber__ the make-up varies depending on utility/purpose & level of performance .... ie, composite half-sole #705 & the #700 are of same material, while "fire & ice" #100 lug [w/c are used in forest fire-fighting] has a higher performance rating__ better grip on icy surface & much greater resistance to heat.
.Quote:SmokeJumper = Lug #100, always.
FarmerRancher = not on #100__ the regular stock/prod'n are usually on Vibram #700
Edited by IIIrd Icon - 10/2/12 at 11:58ampost #717 of 848810/2/12 at 12:00pm
Just posted this as a separate thread by accident, when I meant to post here:
Hey, I have just found White's boots (after a decade of wearing my old Chippewa cap toes) and also this forum. I've done some research to figure out some of the many options, but have a quick question. Can anyone post pictures of the "2012 Classic Work Boot" as advertisd on Baker's?
I find lots of pictures of the Semi-Dress, but not of this "Classic." And can anyone describe briefly the differences between the two boots?
Finally, here's a dumb newby question probably -- How does one get the alternating black/natural look in the heel? Seems like some soles have the rubber strip running back through the heel (which I like) and others are a block of packed leather of one color (as in the Baker's picture link above).
Thanks!post #718 of 848810/3/12 at 6:29amHalf-soles = solid stacked leather heels... eg, on Vibram composite half-soles
Full sole unit = "alternating black/natural" heels [natural trim option]... eg, Vibram 100, 700, 430, etc.
as for the Classic 2012, it just came out around the 2nd quarter of this year, so i don't think you'd find much here nor the in the other forums just yet.
i am planning to get a pair built [in black leather combo], but still trying to dial in on sizing for the classic 461 last.
... any1 got info on sizing?!post #719 of 848810/3/12 at 10:28am
Thanks IIIrd Icon. If anyone does happen to have a picture, experience with the Classic, please weigh in.
As far as 461 Last goes, I sent an email to Baker asking about the differences between the Semi-Dress and the Classic Dress, and they wrote back that the main difference was the 461 Last, which has a bit of an upturned toe (a la 1930s 40s style I gather), but that otherwise they profile is the same. So I assume that means sizing would be the same as a standard last, but with the upturn...
post #720 of 848810/3/12 at 11:38am
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