Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

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  1. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

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    Does the toe of the swing last curl up more than the standard semi-dress last?
     


  2. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Senior member

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    Yes - photo at top of page
     


  3. Caveat

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    Just placed an order for semi-dress with these specs. Look all right?

    Leather 1: Brown Dress
    Leather 2: Brown Dress
    Toe Vamp Leather: Brown Dress
    Toe Cap Leather: None
    Celastic Toe Box: Single
    Steel Toe: No
    Upper (Shaft) Leather : Brown Dress
    Leather Liner: Cream
    Back Stay Leather: Brown Dress
    Pull Loop: Yes
    Eyelet Color: Antique
    Sole Trim: Standard Trim
    Eyelet Configuration : Hook and Eyelet
    Lace: Nylon
    Sole: Vib 700
    Half Slip: No
    Heel Shape: Curve
    Heel Height: Standard
    Last: Standard
    Midsole: Standard
    Midsole/Edge Color: Brown
    Size - Length: 9.5
    Size - Width: C
     


  4. ffatt

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    Possible to get top down view pics? Want to see how the captoe looks.

    Thanks,
     


  5. fuzzyearlobes

    fuzzyearlobes Senior member

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    i personally dont think the semi dress needs a pull tab, its your build...
     


  6. the shivman

    the shivman Senior member

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    I like the pull loop on the SD's. But I also like the cap toe and the false tongues with it also, so there's that. Not the medallion cap toe though, shit's awful.
     
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  7. linafelt

    linafelt Senior member

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    I LOVE these boots... I think the kicked up toe is very cool. Looks to me like the classic 1940s work boot. And unlike many folks here on the board, but like many off the board, I like the lowered heel. Looks great.
     


  8. Shorty Long

    Shorty Long Senior member

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    thanks...i can see that they wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea, but I absolutely love them, and they are extremely comfortable to boot...pun intended
    :foo:

     


  9. the shivman

    the shivman Senior member

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    Can someone with knowledge explain to me if there is there any downside to getting a leather liner in a semi-dress?
     


  10. brokeassp

    brokeassp Senior member

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    you mean stick with your brannock size with lining since most ppl size down 1/2?
     


  11. the shivman

    the shivman Senior member

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    Wouldn't the liner affect the width more then the length?
     


  12. 7018

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    Cleaned up and oiled my broken in smokejumpers. Also picked up a pair of hawthornes as a backup pair for work. Still hoping to order up a pair of SDs very soon

    [​IMG]
     


  13. bubbapest

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    I'm about to buy some boots from Baker's but I have some questions for some of you who have worn White's for awhile...

    I'm wondering about the celastic toe/no celastic toe. I know on some steel toe boots without cap toes, when there's a toe cap in it you can see the line where the toe cap ends and it doesn't blend in so well. Does this line appear on the celastic toe boots?

    Also, does the boot hold up and look decent without the toe cap?

    Also, what difference does the swing last or the semi dress last make in the appearance? From what I understand the swing last kinda looks like the Iron Ranger RWs and the semi dress kinda looks like some Doc Marten 1460's- just a traditional shoe looking kinda boot.

    Also, does the liner affect the width? I am a EE in RW boots, but was thinking about getting the chromexcel leather, so I was going to go down to E (after talking with the guys from Baker's, and of course I'm sending in my foot tracing) but I kinda wanted to get the liner, and after a little bit of thinking I think it could definitely make it a tighter fit. I was wondering if anyone had experience with this.

    Also does anyone have any pictures of a Black Chromexcel Bounty Hunter or Semi Dress with a natural midsole by any chance? Cant decide between natural midsole or the brown. They both look so good.

    One last question- I have a pair of RW Iron Rangers, and the soles are flat to the maximum. Apparently I walk on the outside of my feet and after only two months I'm getting stitch splitting. Does the Vibram 700 composition sole prevent stitch splitting cause it seems like it has a little bit of a tread, unlike the Iron Rangers. If its not that much I think I'm going to get the Vibram 430's because I have to rationalize this purchase as something that can have a little bit of tread.

    Thanks in advance guys! So excited to get em.

    Here's what I'm thinking
    6 in or 8 in Black Chromexcel or Black Smooth Smokejumpers (with semi dress last)
    Antique Hooks
    no celastic toe
    single leather midsole with either natural or brown
    vibram 430 or 700
    cuban heel
    lowered a quarter of an inch
    close trim
    pull hook
    rolled leather top
    leather liner

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    6 in or 8 in black chromexcel or Black Smooth Smokejumpers with swing last
    same thing except for add a toe cap and a celastic toe/steel toe if that transition is visible and the boot doesnt hold up without a toe cap
     


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    I'd like to see what the swing last looks from the top down.

    That boot looks AMAZING.
     


  15. 7018

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    I'm not quite sure what you're asking about the steel/celastic toes but my smokejumpers and hawthornes above are steel toe and blend in fine.
     


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