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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. revrend

    revrend Well-Known Member

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    I think it's interesting that OSB's rough-out chromexcel is actually a chromexcel variant designed specifically to be rough-out.

    I like rough-out leathers, but haven't handled a chromexcel that is better rough-out.
     
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    daizawaguy Senior member

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    If you use leather laces, that top hook can often slip, and the eye just gives that extra security. Also, if you wrap your laces around your ankle, that eye lets you wrap the laces in the same direction, without the u-turn on the hook.
     
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    cwmi Well-Known Member

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    All this talk of natural CXL I had to show off how nicely the patina is developing on mine.
    Got these in August and wear them about 3-4 times a week.
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  4. ben2t

    ben2t Senior member

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  5. cwmi

    cwmi Well-Known Member

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    I'm kinda going with this ... to me the boot looks like it's seen some real use , not just office duty.
     
  6. linafelt

    linafelt Senior member

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    Yeah, a beauty -- Viberg CXL I believe.
    Though the White's posted above is surely great as well!
     
  7. cwmi

    cwmi Well-Known Member

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    Yeah , I love the Viberg Service boot, and is that one on a different last than the standard service boot ? The toe seems more upturned. I love
    Vibergs, but have stuck with White's because of the arch support. I have flat feet so that high support really helps.
     
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    It's their 310 last. Really cool I think. I owned a pair but couldn't quite roll with the high heel so sold them. Thinking now of trying that last but with a slightly lowered heel... There is definitely less support than White's, but you could maybe use an insole.
     
  9. cwmi

    cwmi Well-Known Member

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    Yeah... 310 last in Icy Mocha CXL or Cigar shell Cordovan...I would have to sell a pair or two of my White's to afford that though.
     
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    What size are you? There is someone on another board getting ready to sell a Viberg size 10 in black HH on the 310 last. I think they are close to new, and would be presumably at a bargain price

    But yeah, they are not cheap new, that's for sure.
     
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    I'm usually around a 10.5 , 11 and I think I'd end up divorced if another pair of boots showed up. I've recently gotten into bourbons and a steady flow of bottles have been coming in so I don't want to push my luck ! LOL
     
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    If you're a 10.5 or 11 US, those Viberg 10s would probably fit you perfectly, and I expect they'll be going for less than $600. But if not, at least you've got the bourbon to console you!
     
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    I'm going with #2 as well, for the kick-up toe. Planning on a pair of White's Classic Work Boots for that same reason.

    I thought that White's arch support system is supposed to be more conducive to for feet with high arches, not flat feet?
     
  14. cwmi

    cwmi Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, and it is tempting to look into them, I will keep them in mind.


    I work in a business casual environment and can pull off the White's here , don't think I could pull off the Viberg's though.

    As far as the arch support, I can only speak for myself. Flat feet and no support equals achy calves and sore back. Flat feet with support makes me happy.
     
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    Brian Itzaina Well-Known Member

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    That's crazy dark for just a few months of wear!! My natural CXL OSB Trench boots have darkened considerably but nowhere near your shade. Looks great.
     
  17. SkyShot

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    Well, after much lurking around here I pulled the trigger. Thanks to Kyle at Bakers and the folks who contribute to this board.

    They're my first pair of White's. I have Red Wing Beckmans and Wolverine 1K and these are superb. Really comfortable instantly. The Cuban heel is awesome to walk on and it took zero adjustment.

    The last photo shows the boot with a grey lace. I'll probably end up trying a taupe lace since the brown laces provided seem weak visually to me.




    Simple yet, delicious.

    Semi Dress
    Hardware All Antique Eyes,
    Celastic Toe Box Single Celastic Toe,
    Midsole Single,
    Heel Base Standard,
    Upper (Shaft) Leather Black Chrome Excel by Horween,
    Toe Vamp Leather Black Chrome Excel by Horween,
    Sole Trim Standard Trim,
    Last Standard
    Size – 9 D (medium),
    Sole Leather,
    Heel Lifts Standard,
    Edge Brown
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    With grey laces...
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  18. ben2t

    ben2t Senior member

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    @ sky nice pick, as i am enjoying my 1st White's and have semi dress at the top of my list, hope you can post some close up photos of the standard sole trim of your boots.
     
  19. Brian Itzaina

    Brian Itzaina Well-Known Member

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    Smokejumpers are finally broken in well.
    If they didn't take so damn long to lace up I'd wear them to work everyday.
    12" high boots aren't appealing at 6:30 am on the way to the office.
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  20. cwmi

    cwmi Well-Known Member

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    Great pictures !
     

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