Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

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  1. spurs61

    spurs61 Senior member

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    Very true. I have two pairs of White's in distressed smooth (a BH and an oxford). When I treat them with oil they do darken and look like other brown boots. But within a few weeks they return to their usual distressed look, which is more uneven in color.

     
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    Neognosis Senior member

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    I hate to say it, because I'm really like both my pairs of white's, but I won't buy another pair of white's. Both my pairs squeak so badly when I walk that I can only wear them outside.
     
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    I have had a couple of pairs that squeaked. Interestingly, they were both work boots. My guess is that it is the leather in the sole drying out.
     
  4. mr. burns

    mr. burns Senior member

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    here's how mine look after a cleaning and some obenauf's. the obenauf's creates a layer of waxiness that really changes the leather until i saddle soap it off, but i need that layer of protection from dirt and water at work.
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    compared to when new
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  5. RockyMountain22

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    Squeaky ... ?
    Hmm.

    My very first pair - 8" red dog smooth F-Rs 430 double mid sole - had an initial squeak, left foot.

    However, as my first pair of serious leather boots, I chalked it up to:
    1- thick leather
    2- the need to conform to my less than perfect foot-ankle-shin geometry
    3- not lacing firmly enough to prevent slippage
    4- too much (or too little) oil required for break in
    5- Colorado state's low humidity

    Perhaps SamBam will add to this experience with his knowledge.

    Cheers.
     
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    andy b. Senior member

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    I do. There are various pics posted in this thread. I can try and post another one if you want. I can't say if there is or isn't a benefit, but I like the look and find the double midsole to be as comfortable as a single midsole.
     
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    chicken1616 Senior member

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    Mine would do it occasionally well after they were broken in. Since they were around water a lot, I'm going with the sole drying out thing. I am sure the lack of humidity contributed.
     
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    Just curious if anyone here can identify this last of this Smokejumper?

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  9. RockyMountain22

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    mlwdp - This is the Farmer-Rancher, and looks like black rough out double midsole standard trim standard heel natural edge and guessing a half 700 outsole.

    Is it somehow wrong to i.d. a pair of White's from ten paces? I need help. Or another pair of White's!

    Cheers!
     
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    Wore my White's oxfords on the C461 last for 6 days at a conference where I was on my feet and walking constantly. Never even felt a twinge of pain. Felt like I was wearing slippers the whole time. Out fucking standing.
     

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