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  1. sambam

    Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

    It all boils down to personal preference. Viberg, Wesco, Nicks, White's. We all build them a little different. Some machine more, hand welt, Mckay stitch. All use the same basic tanneries as far as sole, midsole and upper leather. All will outlast any other manufacturers boots in the world. We...
  2. sambam

    Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

    In the SD's we do get squeaks more in the counter area than any other style of boot. The way the inside counter is constructed tends to allow the leather counter to float a bit inside the counter pocket. Any movement with leather on leather can make the boot squeak in any area. Very frustrating...
  3. sambam

    Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

    Squeaks have been the biggest warranty issue over the 150 years of the company. When the glue bond between the leather midsole and leather insole breaks down, that's where 95% of the squeaks will occur. We have been testing new glues for the last two years and finally came up with one that is...
  4. sambam

    Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

    Looks like other service boots but will feel and fit different than other service boots with the new White's arch ease dress last. Iv'e been wearing one for 2 months now and won't go back to my MP ( Barrie last ) boots.
  5. sambam

    Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

    This boot is customizable and fully rebuildable ( Main street is not ) and will be the first White's handsewn style to use the new 5050 last. Just trying to give more options to everybody.
  6. sambam

    Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

    Lead times are still 5-6 weeks. Production is down a bit but we are alive and kicking. Sometimes its not such a bad thing to be owned by a large parent company. :)
  7. sambam

    Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

    Lasts have been delayed from Jones and Vining. We were supposed to have them the end of this month. So I'm not sure. It is a much better fitting last especially in the 4811 designed heel. Minimal heel slip, especially for that style of boot. Sleeker in the toe though. Just ask our order dept for...
  8. sambam

    Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

    You are correct. The 1/2 lug and the 1/2 compo have the new compound.
  9. sambam

    Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

    This is what we have in waxed flesh colors. Plenty in stock of all of them. You can use this leather in any White's hand sewn. semi dress, 350's (Bounty Hunter), Engineer's, packers any height smokejumper, etc. Just let Kyle know. 1. Olive 2. Cinnamon 3. Natural 4. Dark Brown 5. Black
  10. sambam

    Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

    Thanks for giving us the chance to make it right. Glad you like them. They did turn out really good.
  11. sambam

    Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

    You can get the one piece heel counter with Dainite as well. We have 5 stocked colors of both types of soles. As of this moment, its not as popular as the regular MP style.
  12. sambam

    Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

    You are correct sir!
  13. sambam

    Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

    We have went back to our pre 1993 WHITE'S logo on all hand sewn boots. Might take a while for for some of our stock boots to clean out of the system. But all special orders should have it.
  14. sambam

    Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

    Your boots are cut already. I will have my nephew last them. He made boots for 10 years and now runs the factory. Thanks for your patience.
  15. sambam

    Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

    I will talk with Kyle and get a pair super rushed through for you. This is something I don't like to see, but need to see. It's not acceptable but we do have hiring issues in a diminishing workforce. We have a solid young crew in our bootmakers which is great to see, but we have a continual...
  16. sambam

    Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

    That's why we stay away from Whiskey shell. We don't spray our cordovan when it's done so it's hard for us to match everything up.
  17. sambam

    Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

    5050 combo last in D,E,EE on order now. Hopefully within 6 weeks. These are just a start to get things rolling.
  18. sambam

    Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

    Our reserve line uses true Suede's. Very nice stuff. Just received black suede and will get some stock going on those as well.
  19. sambam

    Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

    We are just waiting on our lasts to be produced. The sample boots we have out there are fitting great. I will keep you posted.
  20. sambam

    Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

    We can do for you. It's an exclusive to ABC mart and White's retail. Give us a call.

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