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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. the shivman

    the shivman Senior member

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    Ahh, I remember the good ol days of brushing out the scuffs every time a new one popped up.
     
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    any1 knows how much White's charge for a re-last?

    ... calling Kyle!!!
     
  6. daizawaguy

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    Here are some old ones I found...

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    Great boots! Are these dark brown bullhide/distressed roughout? I love these.
     
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    Guys, anyone with pics of SD with double celastic? The last point I need to clear before ordering is the look of double celastic, wich is supposed to be the same as single celastic...
     
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    I used to have steel toes and they looked the same. You can't tell the difference from the outside.
     
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    Mothball- yes, those were dark brown and bullhide, but turned out lighter than expected. I guess you could always give your preference for shade. Tavoz - never seen a double celastic, but guess the strength is in the technology, and not in the fact that its a double size, if that makes sense...
     
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  11. scoozy0351

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    Thanks guys for your help ! I can definitely see the difference now. I've decided on a pair of 7" bounty hunters and I'm getting all my options in line now. I'm probably going with:

    - 7" Bounty Hunter
    - All Brown Smooth
    - Single Celastic Toe
    - Double Midsole
    - Vibram 430 sole


    My last question is regarding liners. I've heard and seen (in this thread) people with the oiled cowhide leather (i.e. Brown Smooth) going with and without leather liners. Can anyone give the pro's and con's of using leather liners on this type of leather ? I understand that its probably not necessary due to the thickness of the leather but will it aid the boot in other areas like comfort, breaking in, etc ?

    Thanks again ! I'm getting close to ordering these and getting antsy but I'm dreading the wait time until I can finally get a nice pair of boots !!
     
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    The only thing I can think of is that a lined boot will be warmer (hotter?)

    I have a liner on my water buffalo boots. That leather is thin and I'm glad I have it. I don't have a liner on my smooth leather boots. That leather is thick and I don't miss it.
     
  13. chiliinabowl

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    I have researched the hell out of these boots but would still appreciate some thoughts on a few specific details.

    1. SD vs SJ toe shapes. I have a pair of SJs purchased in 1998 in 10.5EE. They have what appears to be a more "pointed" toe than the images I see of the SD. "Pointed" is relative I guess. The toe is still rounded on my SJs, but there is definitely a noticeable angle of descent from the balls of my feet to the tip of the toe box. The SD photos all seem to look like the sides are perfectly parallel until they round at the tip. Does this sound accurate? I asked White's about it and they seemed perplexed and said that while the SJ has a deeper (top to bottom) toe box, the shapes are identical. Perhaps it has something to do with the size? I ask because I am trying to decide between a 6" SJ or a 6" BH.

    2. Soles. Bakers tells me that they have been having troubles with the combat half soles. I believe them but was just wondering if anyone had experienced that. It's too bad because that is exactly what I wanted. Guess I'll have to go with the 430 mini-lug or 700 half comp.

    Color. I want something that is more caramel colored. My SJs are the standard brown and that is too dark. It's hard to tell from pictures, but would the British Tan or natural chromexcel be closer? I'm still torn on lined or unlined as well.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated, thanks.
     
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    Can't help you on the toe shapes but I've got the Commando mini lug half on both pairs of SD's and soon to be a third. So far they have been great, no issues. I was told that they do wear faster. I work in an office and rotate my boots so I don't mind. What were you told ?
    As far as color, my natural CXL SD's are more of a toupe color currently. They are starting to darken but not to a carmel color. I think brown CXL or distressed smooth might be closer to a carmel color.
     
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    I have Brown CXL - it is definitely darker than caramel. I would think you could start with a british tan and darken it with polish to get closer to caramel if that's what you want.
     
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    The folks at Bakers told me that they were getting a lot of complaints, I can't recall why. They said White's was soon to discontinue offering the commando mini lug half sole. Thanks for the comments on color.
     
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    Regarding the leather liner, I recently received my pair of natural cxl Bounty Hunters, and the leather is quite thick and probably does not need a liner. If temperature is a concern, the liner is not going to make or break anything. If it's too warm for a liner, it's too warm for boots. Socks affect warmth far more than the liner, and it's worth investing in a nice range of light weight merino hikers all the way to heavy winter socks.

    I also have the mini lug half sole and love its comfort. It is softer than the rubber of the mini lug of, say, the Red Wing GT's which are hard as a rock. I do feel they will wear more quickly similar to how the softer compound of performance tires wears more quickly than harder touring tires. If you are doing a significant amount of city trekking then there may be better options, but if you wear your boots around the office like I do then the mini lug will last considerably longer. It is also worth noting that out of the box they mark floors like crazy, but this effect should ease up over time.
     
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    I don't use an additional insole in my SDs - I do keep cedar trees in them when I'm not wearing them and don't wear them 2 days in a row so they can properly dry out from sweat or any wet conditions. I didn't really find a need for more cushioning so that wasn't a driver for an insole.
     
  20. the shivman

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    You shouldn't need insoles in these boots. The leather molds to the shape of your foot over time. Putting an insole in would mess that up.
     

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