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If Classic Brown and British Tan are one in the same, they should stick to calling it Classic Brown. Calling a leather that dark tan is definitely not accurate.
 

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I ordered a T.Shirt & some extra rawhide laces from White’s & there was a little surprise in the bag.

Neat leather keychain with the vintage/premium line stamp. I *think* it’s their Olive Waxed Flesh
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On another note... has White's ever offered a sole option that's somewhere between the Vibram 430 and 100? I keep seeing that Truman Itshide commando sole and wishing for similar on a Bounty Hunter. I have 430 soles on my Red Wings and I find them pretty useless grip-wise, but the 100 full-lug sole would be total overkill while the commando half sole is too soft and shallow to have any decent longevity IMO.
Curious as to what kind of grip you are looking for. What kind of surfaces?
 

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^commando mini lug half sole? It's thicker than the 430 but more low profile than the 100 lug sole.
 

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How does the mini lug half-sole hold up in puddles and slush? I love the way it looks, but absolutely want boots that are winter-worthy.
 

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@miggyramone and @wordfool :
All 3 pair of White's I own are on the commando mini lug. I can tell you until you get a bit of wear on the sole, it can be slick. Coming off of wet pavement and up the concrete stairs to work (With a texture,) I've nearly bit it 3 different times. It seems as if once they have some miles on them, they don't behave this way.
Either that, or I have learned to eggshell walk in them a bit.
 

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How does the mini lug half-sole hold up in puddles and slush? I love the way it looks, but absolutely want boots that are winter-worthy.
That leather part of the sole will get wet pretty fast and transmit that moisture to your foot.
 

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Curious as to what kind of grip you are looking for. What kind of surfaces?
I'm looking for an on-road, off-road hybrid sole that would make for a good travel boot -- something good for urban schlepping but able to give me some confidence when I take it off road on occasion. I find the 430 is too slick when things get wet and/or loose (and being TPU it's rock hard on pavement in cold weather), while the 100 lug sole is overkill and looks a bit weird in a mall or bar.

^commando mini lug half sole? It's thicker than the 430 but more low profile than the 100 lug sole.
Yes, it would be ideal if it lasted, but those half soles are very soft (I can easily squish the lugs on my SDs) and wear so damn fast that within six months they're semi-slick, not helped by the fact that the lugs are really not that tall to begin with. I have a pair of Beckmans that I've not worn that much yet the half sole is almost smooth in the middle just from pavement pounding. If they could make a mini-lug half sole that was not so soft and fast-wearing it would be a good option.

The Itshide commando sole has lugs that are taller than the half sole and the 430, yet do not go all the way to the edge of the sole so overall it looks a bit sleeker than the 100 chunk monster.
 
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That leather part of the sole will get wet pretty fast and transmit that moisture to your foot.
I generally treat the exposed leather on the sole with sno-seal or similar to protect it a bit in wet weather. No idea if that's detrimental in any way, but it gives me peace of mind at least
 

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