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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. EastWestApparel

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    Who are you asking Scotty?
     
  2. EastWestApparel

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    Hi blaster, completely forgot. Will describe it tomorrow eve when back.
     
  3. grendel

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    Argh! It'll be 8 weeks on Friday since I ordered. Waiting sucks.
     
  4. Bingham

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    5 weeks from today for me!
     
  5. EastWestApparel

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    Blaster.

    The black pebble voyager is: thinner than a lot of the other leathers like dress, CXL etc so you are likely to need a liner. Pebbled but gently, not extremely bumpy, small grain/ pebbles not like bison, think it will age very nicely and........ Anything else?

    Jamie.
     
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    That helps. Thanks!
     
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    Sorry,
    I am a forum rookie. I was reading a thread from "Thor" regarding White's classic work boot.

    Thanks,
     
  8. ThArtOfWardrobe

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    Does anyone have an opinion/preference on the lower profile vibram soles, 269 vs. 430 vs. 700? Is one more comfortable? Are they all the same thickness? Does one have better traction?

    Also, the build-a-boot site was a bit confusing with respect to the half slip. I think a half slip means that the vibram sole runs through the entire boot, from the toe all the way through to the back of the heel, but this seems counterintuitive as I would think this would be called a full slip? Does this boot (not mine) have a half slip? Are there any advantages or disadvantages to having the vibram sole run through the heel?


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  9. the shivman

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    A half slip is basically a half midsole that runs from the heel through the middle of the boot. Here is a picture of a boot that has a half slip.

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    It's easier to see on their shoes, here is a pic of a pair of the oxfords without a midsole and only a half slip.

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    I think it gives a little more lift to the heel and is especially used with wedge soles that don't have has much lift as the usual White's arch ease
     
  11. Bingham

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    My understanding is that the half slip is simply an aesthetic choice in that it exposes a bit of leather on the sole.

    Here are my boots w/ the half slip for reference:

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  12. fuzzyearlobes

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    thats not a half slip Bingham

    although, that build is beautiful
     
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    Thanks.

    What is the term for my sole type-thought it was half-slip but am obviously mistaken.
     
  14. misterjuiceman

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    wow! What are the other specifications on that boot?
     
  15. Bingham

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    Don't know if these are all the specs, but off the top of my head:

    upper: British Tan
    toe: distressed rough-out
    antique eyes and hooks
    standard last and standard trim

    forget the name of the particular vibram sole.
     
  16. misterjuiceman

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    Thanks. Is that a single celastic toe?
     
  17. Bingham

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    It is indeed.
     
  18. fuzzyearlobes

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    what you have (and I have on mine) is the vibram half composition sole (or comp. half sole) using the Vibram 700. The half slip is what is pictured above a few posts back. Its essentially a wedge that runs from the heel to the arch. I dont know its purpose however.
     
  19. Bingham

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    Ahh. Good to know.
     
  20. Tuma

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    Thanks! I have been searching for black oxford pictures lately. I like it.
     
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