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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. LouieBailie

    LouieBailie Senior member

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    Where are the colored checked argile socks, pressed rolled up 4 inch pegged bottom, stove pipe Japanese jeans?
    Where is your marble counter top to display them on?

    You could at least paint those cinder blocks and plant some nice grass before displaying them.

    Shame on you.....DO YOU ACTIUALY HAVE A JOB????????
     


  2. trvlr472

    trvlr472 Senior member

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    Quote: There may be equal choices but i can tell you that White's are pretty heavy duty. As Louie pointed out. That's exactly what they are, work boots. All I can tell you is don't order a half sole on anything you're going to use in icy, wet, slippery conditions. I have almost fallen a broken my ass twice because that little slick piece of leather between the half sole and the heel was all that contacted a wet or icy pipe I stepped on and that leather makes grease/oil feel like you've got serious grip in comparison. Now that i know that it's not so much of a problem but when they get re-soled it will be all rubber and I may get a more aggressive sole rather than the semi-slick one that came on them. Either that or I won't wear them anywhere near ice or anything slippery and wear them only in the summer/dry months whilst the SJ's will be my winter boot.
     


  3. trvlr472

    trvlr472 Senior member

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    Dude, I'm a truck driver. I went for 11 years without even a street address. The humble abode where i live now only 4 days a month is just temporary. and i only did that because of a stupid law. It's actually pretty nice but the guy that owns it just hasn't gotten around to landscaping yet. I don't care if I won the lottery tomorrow you'd never see me wearing freakin' argile socks or Stovepipe Japenese jeans and I can damn sure guarantee Brooks Brothers would NEVER get a dime of my money.[​IMG] I actually knew before hand that some snob would notice the surreal surroundings of the pics while suffering humility and demoralization at the sight of the intoxicating landscape.[​IMG]

    I'd even bet you're one of those snobs that owns an old classic Eldo with the horns, some cow balls hangin' off the rear bumper with an interior decked out in various hides.[​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  4. LouieBailie

    LouieBailie Senior member

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    No my old car is a 1966 Plymouth Bel II with a 572 inch Keith Black Hemi 5speed Long trans feed to a Dana 60 in it........so you would lose....but nice try.....That is why I need Whites boots, they are great to cover up lead feet......
     


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    Royteane Well-Known Member

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    I went to see real on stock boots today. it becomes that my leather preference changed from dress brown to oil tan brown. I'm not sure if brown oil tanned is too stiff to drive truck or not or have CXL at ankle. does it good idea?

    due to its weight, I have 2 choice between doble cel toe with double midsoke or composite toe with single midsole. any idea?
     


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    linafelt Senior member

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    Let us now praise the pull loop: Putting on my boots this morning, I was reminded of how glad I am I ordered pull loops. With the SJ/BH fully attached tongue, it helps quite a bit in pulling the boot on. I like the way they look too, but for anyone thinking of ordering a pair I definitely recommend them for functionality.
     


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    Hey @trvlr472 which leather are your boots made of? Dress Brown?
     


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    univibe88 Senior member

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    I agree!
     


  9. trvlr472

    trvlr472 Senior member

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    I realized just after I logged off i neglected to add that. They are brown oil finish and it is just as stiff and tough as everyone says.
     


  10. trvlr472

    trvlr472 Senior member

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    I drive a truck as well and I wear mine for that. I also have the double celastic toe. Oil finish is pretty stiff and it does affect manipulating the pedals a wee bit until it starts getting broken in. But that wasn't really a big problem with me. The upper shaft around the ankle has taken the longest to break in and I had the upper shaft on the left boot constantly applying pressure right above the ankle which was VERY uncomfortable because I couldn't change the position of my foot to stop it. It got downright painful by the end of the day but I just put up with it figuring the more I wore them the quicker it would go away and it did. It still does it once in a great while though.

    The reason I got oil finish was for the durability. If I'm going to pay $600 for a pair of boots I want them to last. If you get the oil finish just take an extra pair with you out on the road so you can wear something else for a while if they get too painful.
     
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  11. trvlr472

    trvlr472 Senior member

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    I agree as well. Without those pull loops I would still have a problem getting mine on even after 4 months of wearing them almost every day.
     


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    I ordered my last two pairs were with the 700 halfsoles just because I liked how they looked on the boots posted here on the forum. After looking at them on the actual boots I think the leather on the bottom between the half sole and the heel is a lot easier to scuff.

    Now I am curious if there was any other advantage of the half soles other then how they look on the boots.
     


  13. LouieBailie

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    If you are "worried" about getting "scuffs" on the bottom of the soles ??? Just keep them in their shipping box.

    AS to "advantages" of half soles of any kind on anything they cause the foot you are wearing them on to slip when climbing a ladder or steps when the divide between rubber and leather contacts the surface.

    Their main advantage is they are cheaper for the manufacturer to use in production.

    Most don't buy/order work boots for looks, but for utility.
     


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    And cheaper to rebuild. They also flex more (I like it) and conform to the foot slightly better. Basically one can get the fit and feel of leather-soled boots, but with rubber on the front part.
     
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  15. mogili222

    mogili222 Senior member

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    Thank you..

    Most might not buy White's work boots for looks, but for me looks were certainly one of the reasons I bought these. The other being the Arch ease.. To be honest, I don't think I will ever need the protection these boots provide at work as I work in an office environment. I just want to enjoy wearing the boots and at the same time keep the scuffs and everything else to the minimum so they look more presentable. I don't see anything wrong with that.
     


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