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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. bl@ster

    bl@ster Senior member

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    The insole of White's are fairly hard (especially compared to Wolverine 1k Mile boots) so an insole isn't a bad idea with them. Best value I've found is the Spenco Proform: http://www.amazon.com/Spenco-Polyso...qid=1382118942&sr=1-1&keywords=spenco+proform Or the Profoot Aero if you want to save some cash: http://www.amazon.com/ProFoot-Aero-...8&qid=1382118997&sr=1-2&keywords=profoot+aero
     
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    Well, I guess that adding an insole changes the sizing? If you need more comfort and add an insole (Spenco type), what would be the sizing changes? like up half size and one withd, or what?
     
  3. andy b.

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    I have a thin green insole in my BHs, and I don't find that it affects the sizing. Between the leather footbed molding to your foot and the insole squishing a little it didn't seem to change anything from when I first got the boots. I only put the insole in to provide a little insulation from the relatively cold leather, and to provide just a little cushion. On my SJs I wear thick wool socks and never saw a need for an insole.

    Andy B.
     
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    Am I crazy, or did they once offer Natural CXL in the semi-dress boots? I'm really lusting after a boot in natural chromexcel, so it's between these and Indys, but when I went to the build-a-boot section, natural CXL isn't an option? Am I missing something, or did that option disappear?
     
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    You should be able to, I ordered mine back in July and that option was there. If not send Kyle an email.
     
  7. Gauss17

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    Anyone know if whites will do a flatter sole like the vibram 232?
     
  8. EastWestApparel

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    I don't think they will because of their Arch Ease, it would throw the balance off too much.... Worth asking them though.
     
  9. daizawaguy

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    The one below is quite thin...

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  10. b-ewing

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    Or just go for single leather soles :)
     
  11. Gauss17

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    I appreciate the comments, but it isn't the thickness of the sole I dislike so much, it is the heel. I like my feet sitting on flatter profiles if I can. Ideally, I'd like a vibram 232 without the archease. I tried it once and it gave me pain. Guess it is worth a try.
     
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  12. the shivman

    the shivman Senior member

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    They do crepe soles, so I am sure that they would do any sole you asked for.
     
  13. frankman

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    B-Ewing,

    Keep brushing 'em when you're done. Go out in all weather with 'em. I don't have a leather lining but the brusing helps a lot with patina.

    Frankman
     
  14. aaronjared

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    Some natty CXL love now that they are starting to show a little age. Received these 2 weeks ago and have been wearing them every day. Specs are 6" BH with mini lug half sole and antique hardware. I was shooting for a look that is a combination of the Red Wing GT and Iron Ranger, but obviously much less of a chore to wear. I will take a couple more pictures in natural sunlight tomorrow.

    I don't know why, but the toe caps are darker than the rest of the boot. Arrived that way out of the box, and they have darkened with brushing. The boots are very sharp, and I wear them with everything from jeans to open-collared casual office wear.

    This isn't my first pair of White's, but I don't think the quality can be stated enough. White's is to Red Wing what Red Wing is to Timberland. Just in a class of their own, and after falling in love with the Arch Ease I wonder if my Indy Boots will end up getting pushed into retirement. Next up for me will be a pair of horsehide semi-dress or I may spring for a pair of oxfords.

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  15. 4characters

    4characters Senior member

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    Very nice, looking forward to seeing more pics tomorrow.[​IMG]
     
  16. PASstudy

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    The ArchEase definitely takes some getting used to. Initially they caused me some foot pain, knee issue, but I am wearing flats in the hopstial 99.9% of the time and rarely sneakers so I don't knock the system but it's certainly not for those with flat feet.

    In other news, I am in need of a polish. I have the SD in Red Milano Water Buffalo. Anyone have any recommendations about a good polish that matches the color well?
     
  17. 4characters

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    We must have different kinds of flat feet or something because arch ease supports my feet, puts my feet in a comfortable position, puts my ankles and knees in alignment and for all practical purposes cures the symptoms I usually have to deal with because of my flat feet in other shoes… I.E. hurting ankles, knees, and feet…
    Funny, ain't it…
     
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    I`d say it`s all to do with the fit. Given that White`s have so many size combinations of width and length, you need to find the right one, and not guess that because you`re a certain size in one boot maker, that size will fit in Whites. Once you get the right fit, the arch comfort is a fantastic thing, and there are no metal shanks used in the shoe for strength. A good fitting pair is the best thing ever, one size off, and it throws things out of line.
     
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