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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. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Well-Known Member

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    And some of my water buffalo dark cherry...


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  2. tavoz

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    Wow... thanks, both are really awesome. This is real craftmanship. And the dark cherry buffalo is just amazing! Is the sole on this pair a 269? And standard height for the heel, right?
     
  3. daizawaguy

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    No the sole is the standard 700. I believe the other would be a slightly thinner profile. Yes, the heel is standard. It`s also a two tone, the cap and back is dark cherry, and the middle is dark brown, although the difference is too small to notice - I guess they did some grading to match the tone...
     
  4. UPSMAN

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    Well I spent the whole day going through all 73 pages of this thread. Wow a lot of nice boots with lots of colors and choices I must say. Are any of you guys on your feet 10 plus hours a day? I currently wear the ecco track 2 boots and I usually plan on buying a pair every year I have had great luck with them and it is hard finding a size 14. I like the whites boots and was wondering if the best way to get the best fit is to go to the factory. I was thinking the the vibe 269 sole would be the best sole for this much walking and being on your feet all day I dont know much about these boots so Im thinking of going to the factory Im sure they can show you all color combos etc there. Thanks for the information
     
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  6. UPSMAN

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    So would you suggest going to the factory for the best fit?
     
  7. brokeassp

    brokeassp Well-Known Member

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    Def. get the fit right. IMO and I know somebody else has similar experience, if it hurts when new (esp. on non-cxl leather), chances are you`re in the wrong size
     
  8. daizawaguy

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    I would definitely try them on somehow, from someone who has stock, or has experience in fitting them. A good fit, and they are the best boots in the world. A bad fit, and they are a regret. But with all those widths available, you should be set up pretty soon. Welcome to the world of Whites
     
  9. meso

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    If you need arch support and are on your feet long periods, these boots are for you. That all said, I've bought and sold two pairs of semi-dress boots. They fit very comfortably, but the high arch support gives a quite different feel than most other work boots and are rather bulky/heavy. Hard to describe, you'd have to try them on.

    I like them in theory, because their aesthetic is perfect for my wardrobe, but didn't really wear them that much. On a daily basis I preferred something lighter and less bulky. However I will likely swing back the other way and pick up a pair if I found one at a good price.
     
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    ^^ Those black smokejumpers (semi dress last?) are fantastic.
     
  12. grendel

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    I love that brown suede. What's it called?
     
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    Rough-out. Its not suede.
     
  14. bellyhungry

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    These pics deserve a bump... Does anyone know what the make up of this Bounty Hunter is? I want something like this with a Cuban heel and a different leather and color. Everything else is pretty much what I would want.
     
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    So.... basically everything different?

    They're on the SD last, I'm pretty sure. Looks like a double midsole in natural. Can't tell what sole... maybe the Vibram mini-lug?
     
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    IIRC, BH is a SJ on the SD last.
     
  17. bellyhungry

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    Just going my research right now. Probably not gonna buy till next Winter. ;)

    This is what I've got so far...

    Prefer BH over SD
    Height: undecided between 6" and 7"
    Heel: Cuban over Block heel
    Prefer single roll of stiching over double
    Undecided on the leather
    Sole: Vibram composition half sole

    That's all I have right now...
     
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  18. UPSMAN

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    thanks for all the info. After speaking with the factory looks like Ill make a trip to Seattle before I return to work in the summer.
     
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    Take a look at the pictures with the vibram half sole from the side, especially with the full-height heel. IMO it looks a bit exaggerated with the arch curve because the half sole tapers off into the arch, but that's a personal preference.
     
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    gd1944 has a pic of said sole makeup (even though he has it with a block heel) that gave me the inspiration:


    As long as I stick to single mid sole (rather than double sole,) I think they look pretty good.
     
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