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post #8401 of 8732
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Originally Posted by mogili222 View Post

Thank you.. I just have a single midsole on these boots. It is just that the mini lug sole on the commando mini lug half sole is stitched on another layer of leather piece making it look like a double midsole.

oh i see. looks very much like double mid sole. i like your boot makeup a lot. mine is very similar, but i have distressed smooth leather [which ends up looking about the same as brown smooth once treated with obenauf's] and the vibram 700 sole, which splits the heel. i like how yours don't do that.
post #8402 of 8732

Hey guys,

Has anyone ordered leather laces directly from White's?

 

Are they the same as those Viberg includes with their boots (same thickness and stiffness)?

 

How about the ones Baker's sells? They are branded White's, but more expensive.

 

Thanks!

post #8403 of 8732

I ordered 48 inch laces from Allen Edmonds website.

 

free delivery, quality round waxed lace. Made in USA. Several colors available.

 

I think it's a valid option.

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/shoe-care/laces/48-colored-basic-glazed-boot-replacement-laces/SF980.html?dwvar_SF980_color=980#start=6

post #8404 of 8732

Sorry, but no

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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post
 

I ordered 48 inch laces from Allen Edmonds website.

 

free delivery, quality round waxed lace. Made in USA. Several colors available.

 

I think it's a valid option.

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/shoe-care/laces/48-colored-basic-glazed-boot-replacement-laces/SF980.html?dwvar_SF980_color=980#start=6


Sorry, but no thanks.

I was asking about leather laces, like those of Viberg.

Why would anyone use those Allen Edmond laces on work boots?

post #8405 of 8732
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Originally Posted by melquiad View Post
 

Sorry, but no


Sorry, but no thanks.

I was asking about leather laces, like those of Viberg.

Why would anyone use those Allen Edmond laces on work boots?

 

Suit yourself.

 

I've got the blue ones on mine. 

post #8406 of 8732
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Originally Posted by melquiad View Post
 

Hey guys,

Has anyone ordered leather laces directly from White's?

 

Are they the same as those Viberg includes with their boots (same thickness and stiffness)?

 

How about the ones Baker's sells? They are branded White's, but more expensive.

 

Thanks!

 

I've ordered them from White's.  They are good thick laces -- too thick actually for the small speedhooks White's uses!  But they work very well for their big eyelets. I don't think they are the same ones used by Viberg, if I recall my old Viberg laces rightly.  I think the Viberg ones were maybe slightly flatter..?

post #8407 of 8732
I have ordered leather laces from White's before - can't compare them to Viberg's though as I have no experience with the latter brand. The White's leather laces are pretty robust, thick enough that speed hooks are anything but speedy the first few weeks. Obenaufing helps with the stiffness, and they have a very slight elasticity over the instep that makes long days on my feet more bearable. Also great if you're welding, as the sparks won't melt them through like nylon ones.

But I got a bad batch on my last lace order this past winter - had 3 laces snap in different eyelet locations after just a couple days' use, 2 in the middle of an extended journey backpacking around the Netherlands. Very frustrating, put me off from ordering more. Currently using the 45" waxed laces that Wolverine sells for their 1000 Mile Boots on both my pair of Brown Dress SDs & 6" Distressed Brown Bounty Hunters - love the waxed laces so far - but it's only been 2 days, we'll see how well they last.
post #8408 of 8732
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Originally Posted by broken_oracle View Post

I have ordered leather laces from White's before - can't compare them to Viberg's though as I have no experience with the latter brand. The White's leather laces are pretty robust, thick enough that speed hooks are anything but speedy the first few weeks. Obenaufing helps with the stiffness, and they have a very slight elasticity over the instep that makes long days on my feet more bearable. Also great if you're welding, as the sparks won't melt them through like nylon ones.

But I got a bad batch on my last lace order this past winter - had 3 laces snap in different eyelet locations after just a couple days' use, 2 in the middle of an extended journey backpacking around the Netherlands. Very frustrating, put me off from ordering more. Currently using the 45" waxed laces that Wolverine sells for their 1000 Mile Boots on both my pair of Brown Dress SDs & 6" Distressed Brown Bounty Hunters - love the waxed laces so far - but it's only been 2 days, we'll see how well they last.

 

 

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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post
 

 

I've ordered them from White's.  They are good thick laces -- too thick actually for the small speedhooks White's uses!  But they work very well for their big eyelets. I don't think they are the same ones used by Viberg, if I recall my old Viberg laces rightly.  I think the Viberg ones were maybe slightly flatter..?


Thanks guys! Excellent information!!! Exactly what I was wondering about.

post #8409 of 8732
Six weeks of daily motorcycle commute. I think these were a good purchase.




post #8410 of 8732

Now that's a very reasonable shifter peg mark on the left boot.  I recently got a Royal Enfield that I love, except that the shifter peg seems to have the softest rubber in the world, and it's leaving big black marks all over  my boot.  And unfortunately it's of a piece with the shifter lever, so you can't just switch out the peg.

 

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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post

Six weeks of daily motorcycle commute. I think these were a good purchase.



 
post #8411 of 8732
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post
 

argh! that sucks!

 

My bike had a really soft rubber shifter peg that was always filthy because it had lots of deep ridges in it.

 

I changed it out for one that is chrome on top and one smooth piece of rubber on the bottom.

 

It still leaves a mark, but I brush it after every wear and clean it every few weeks, and it hasn't been that bad...

 

The last pair of boots I retired were put to pasture because after 7 years, I wore a hole through the leather at that spot and the twill lining was showing....

 

I had a shoe guy put a patch over it, but then other rips and such were appearing. These were cheap chinese made boots before I knew better though....

 

 

 

Which Royal Enfield are you riding? Cool looking bikes...

post #8412 of 8732
That look awesome
post #8413 of 8732
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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post
 

argh! that sucks!

 

My bike had a really soft rubber shifter peg that was always filthy because it had lots of deep ridges in it.

 

I changed it out for one that is chrome on top and one smooth piece of rubber on the bottom.

 

It still leaves a mark, but I brush it after every wear and clean it every few weeks, and it hasn't been that bad...

 

The last pair of boots I retired were put to pasture because after 7 years, I wore a hole through the leather at that spot and the twill lining was showing....

 

I had a shoe guy put a patch over it, but then other rips and such were appearing. These were cheap chinese made boots before I knew better though....

 

 

 

Which Royal Enfield are you riding? Cool looking bikes...

 

Were you able to just replace the peg, or did you have to do the whole shifter arm..?  I'd be interested to know what you replaced it with.

 

I got one of RE's new chrome 500s.  Not a high performance bike by any means, but fun to ride.  I am a sucker for the classic English single cylinders, but I don't really have to time or space (or know how if I am honest) to maintain an old BSA or Norton -- but this bike gets me pretty close.

post #8414 of 8732
I ride a Harley Davidson sportster, and I was able to just replace the peg.

I replaced the stock rubber peg with this:
http://www.harley-davidson.com/store/nostalgic-shifter-peg
post #8415 of 8732
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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post

I ride a Harley Davidson sportster, and I was able to just replace the peg.

I replaced the stock rubber peg with this:
http://www.harley-davidson.com/store/nostalgic-shifter-peg

 

Right on.

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