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Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Whacky, Jan 15, 2011.

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  1. fuzzyearlobes

    fuzzyearlobes Well-Known Member

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    the cushy-ness of it? I have some redwings with the 2021 sole, and it seems much stiffer than my Christy soled shoes. Other than that, I dont think I would mind it really
     
  2. MarioImpemba

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    These are awesome - I was looking at these for motorcycle purposes with the fire leather to protect from exhaust heat. Wesco in the White's thread tho :p

    Anyone know how Wesco's stack up to White's (or Dayton for that matter)?
     
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  3. knucks

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    yeah, i think the stiffness and the fact that they're heavy. been wearing loafers all summer long :/
     
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    damn, those are the oxfords eh? i really wanted a pair but the price :(
     
  5. meso

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    Don't know about the oxfords.
    Especially in that shade of baby blue!
     
  6. daizawaguy

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    I personally don't like Wesco`s stitch interval...it seems too wide. Whites also have a great color and custom range...
     
  7. MarioImpemba

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    I think I do; good description.

    Thanks for input guys. They seem very comparable.
     
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    One thing that has always had me favor Whites is that stitching on the Wesco`s...too course in my opinion. Wesco`s harness boot is fine though, and I haven't seen enough of White`s new harness boot to compare...
     
  9. 7018

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    This thread is full of shiny new Whites so I figured I'd give a little update to the post above. Here are mine after ~3 months or so of daily work use. They get cleaned and oiled every couple weeks depending on conditions.

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    edited because of a double post
     
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  11. brokeassp

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    damn you beat that up quick
     
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    Distressed Smooth is so cool after use!!!
     
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    i can't edit my original post but baker's made it right, kyle is the man and delivers. will order from them again sometime in the future
     
  14. fuzzyearlobes

    fuzzyearlobes Well-Known Member

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    what was the original issue?
     
  15. oneninetyseven

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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking at a pair of White's Insulated Hunter boots for winter. The three toe options (excluding the steel toe, which I'm obviously not interested in) are Standard, Celastic and Double Celastic. I really don't know what to get.

    I understand the Celastic offers some degree of reinforcement and helps the toe box keep its structure - but I'd like to know what any White's Boots wearers have to say. I wouldn't be using these boots to carry around great piles of lumber or other heavy stuff I would drop on my toes - but I also don't want the toe box to collapse and lose its shape.

    Clue me in.

    Thanks!
     
  16. fuzzyearlobes

    fuzzyearlobes Well-Known Member

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    go for the double if you are at all concerned. The single celastic on mine are only good for shape retention. I can totally flatten the toe out if I put enough pressure on it with my thumbs, so I doubt it would protect much against errant lumber. It does provide a bit of protection from the front, just not the top.
     
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  17. oneninetyseven

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    Hi fuzzy,

    Thanks for your thoughts. Are you by chance familiar with the Red Wing Round Toe (9111) 6" workboot? I have a pair and they have some degree of reinforcement in the toe - though when I phoned Red Wing to ask what it was, the guy told me he'd never even heard of "celastic" - though I have read the term on a number of sites. Anyway, the amount of reinforcement on the Red Wing boot's toebox is the most I'd want; I don't want them to be too hefty upfront. I guess I can crush it fairly flat with both thumbs, too.

    If you - or anyone could compare the celastic on the White's to, say a pair of Red Wings, I'd much appreciate it.

    Cheers
     
  18. slide13

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    single is fine for what you're talking about I think, I have had single celastic in a few pair and all have been plenty firm to hold their shape well without flattening.
     
  19. oneninetyseven

    oneninetyseven Well-Known Member

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    Hi slide,

    Thanks for your input!

    Best Regards
     
  20. brokeassp

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    yes single celastic should be fine :nodding:
     

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