Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

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  1. mini14gb

    mini14gb Active Member

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    Sadly I took them to my boot shop and he declined to rebuild them. I had spilled a bunch of industrial resin on them and it sealed the pours and would no longer take oils so they cracked badly in several places. I threw them into the garbage at his shop.
     


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    that is a sad way to go for a 20 year relationship yes i said relationship because those boots was a part of your life my friend. may they rest in peace in the further
     


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    Yeah I suppose they were but sometimes good friends die and you have to let them go......nah who am I kidding. Succinctly boots are a tool that wears out, I recently sold a deer rifle after carrying it for over 25 years and a chainsaw I owned for 20 years. Its a tool plain and simple. I only have sentimentality for the the living. I don't need them laying around my shop getting moved around over and over.
     
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    There are many ways to string laces so the false tongue won't slid but this is the way most real loggers here in the Northwest do it. Speaking as a logger.

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    I had often considered ordering a boot on the vibram 232 in this vein. Has anyone every tried to order from whites without the arch support?
     


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    That right there is the best tip I have learned in months. And so damn obvious. THANKS!!!!! Andy B.
     


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    Ha ha you are very welcome sir. Don't forget to give me a thumbs up!! Lol
     


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    Hey does anyone know if the "Poleclimber oxford" is available anywhere besides Japan? Or a similar lace-to-toe Oxford shoe?
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    Those oxfords are pretty sweet!
     
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    +1 interested to see different combos!!

    Only thing to watch out for is staying clear of "bowling shoe" look.
     
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    the shivman Senior member

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    Baker's Oxford has the lineman side patch and lace to to option if you want to customize one to look like that. You could also just email them and ask them to have White's make you a pair.
     


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    Cool, I hadn't seen Bakers own version, which offers some other options... Thanks.

     


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    can't wait for my boots to arrive should be this friday coming up :bigstar:
     


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    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Are there any places that stock White's boots that are ready to go for delivery? Not keen on ordering a custom pair and finding out I don't like them/they don't fit right. Plus the wait time.
     


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    Check your local agriculture supply store or use the dealer locator on Whites website. Several stores here in my town carry Whites and you can buy them today.
     


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