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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. Okal

    Okal Well-Known Member

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    B-Ewing -- British tan is one of my favorite leathers for SDs. A close second to HH. I saw the 269 soles for the first time today, and they are VERY nice. I don't think any other sole looks better, and they are very practical for street use, with no exposed leather on the bottoms of the soles. I REALLY like the "waist' under the arch and now question my decision to have 700 soles on my boots. As you have seen, I got all eyelets on my SDs, and I wouldn't dare change that decision. Same with the plain toe caps that are classic.

    Allan
     
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  2. b-ewing

    b-ewing Senior member

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    Allan, I appreciate your input. Other than my still indecisive decision on the cap toes, I'm going the route you reaffirmed for me- thx again :D
     


  3. 4characters

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    The eyes and hooks allow you to independently control the lace tension for the ankles. I was going to go for the all eyes too, but then my dad talked me out of them, then he had me try on his boots… loved them. I have had bad experience with hooks before (breaking/bending/coming loose), but not with White’s… my dad has purchased seven pairs of white’s and has had several rebuilds, he has never had a problem with the hooks. Anyway, it changed my mind….[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    About the exposed arch on the composition half sole, the main thing I like about it is it’s easier to resole because not having to remove the heal + it’s super beefy, looks cleaner and more minimalistic. But I am also a little concerned about how the sole would age with time and stepping on rocks or gravel, but with white’s preserve it should be rot free. I see both points, but I got the composition half sole.
    But then again…. This one is ageing pretty nicely…[​IMG]

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    Picture from: supertalk.superfuture.com
     


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    I got my ship notification today! I ordered on May 7, so this is actually a few weeks earlier than I was expecting.

    Interestingly, I had been very torn about going with the 100 over the 430 sole. I emailed them just this morning asking if I could make a change. I got their automated system email with my tracking # before Kyle @ Bakers even got to my email and responded.

    I'm sure the 100 will be great and I can always have the resoled.
     


  6. tigerpac

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    Kilties in! Tried securing one the normal way and the other more 'over the top' - tempted by the less orthodox approach, but may well be a passing fancy - thoughts gents?
     


  7. SixOhNine

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    Really don't like the false tongue.
     


  8. b-ewing

    b-ewing Senior member

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    ... And i really do! They just look tough as nails on lace to toe boots IMO. Though I'd try lacing em a bit differently- like on my SJs

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    and they provide protection for the soft thin leather tongues.. I need to find some in navy CXL. [​IMG]
     


  10. b-ewing

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    black would be a super cool (and subtle) contrast, though I don't know about with cap toes?
     
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  11. 4characters

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    Ah, you may have a point there… [​IMG]
     


  12. heavyhoody

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    Those oiled red dogs are sick!!! I love smokejumpers so I do like the Bounty Hunters more than the semi dress. Whites sure makes some fine boots. I have standard smokejumpers that are 9 years old and still are in great shape. I also have red dog insulated hunters that also love. Both have soft toes which I really like as well. The soft toes flatten out in time and don't end up looking like clown toed shoes.
    I'm thinking about ordering some bounty hunters myself. Might have to go with the oiled red dog myself.
     


  13. johng70

    johng70 Senior member

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    Just got email yesterday my SDs have shipped. Ordered on May 13 - so just over 8 weeks. Will arrive on Tuesday. Configured as follows:
    · All Leather : Brown Chrome Excel by Horween
    · Pull Loop: No
    · Eyelet Color: Antique
    · Sole Trim: Close Trim
    · Eyelet Configuration : Hook and Eyelet
    · Lace: Nylon
    · Sole: Vib 430
    · Half Slip: No
    · Heel Shape: Curve
    · Heel Height: Minus 1/4"
    · Last: Standard
    · Midsole: Standard
    · Midsole/Edge Color: Brown
    · Size - Length: 9.5
    · Size - Width: D
     


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    Do like that lacing... might have to borrow it :D
     


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    Same here :)
     


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