Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

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  1. climbinglife

    climbinglife Senior member

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    Hey guys, the above pics are mine via my friend Patrick b. I'll get some pics of the boots up separately. Just a quick note. I only have about 20 hours on my Vibergs and they won't get abused like my White's have (18 months old) but out of the box the White's were more comfortable even with the arch ease break in. I'll have more of an accurate idea on the Viberg's in about 3 months. They are very different wearing boots because of how I spec'd them.

    Later,

    Vin
     


  2. climbinglife

    climbinglife Senior member

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  3. the shivman

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    @climbing are those Bounty Hunters?
     


  4. fuzzyearlobes

    fuzzyearlobes Senior member

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    I thought I recognized those boots from USN:)
     


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  6. climbinglife

    climbinglife Senior member

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    Nope, they are the Classic Work Boots, built on the 461 last.
     


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    What's up brotha!:)
     


  8. the shivman

    the shivman Senior member

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    does anyone here have the hathorn rainier oxfords? I have been jonesing hard for these lately.

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    Just sent in my foot tracings to Kyle, gonna place my order soon, so juiced.

    Most likely gonna get
    6 In Smoke Jumper
    Semi Dress Last
    black cxl everything
    antique eyelets and hooks
    Natural Single Midsole
    Celastic Toe
    Pull loop
    cuban heel lowered 1/4
    vibram 430 sole
    cant decide between close trim or not- i've had problem with stitch splitting before. does the close trim make it more likely to happen?

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    benefits of leather liner?
     


  10. fuzzyearlobes

    fuzzyearlobes Senior member

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    i have the red dog rough out oxfords. pics were posted earlier, look at the thread pics for them. I really like them. They took a bit to break in and flex. They are heavy. The build construction is solid, but the attention to detail is not as good as White's. The stitching is not as even as I would prefer. I mean, its not a deal breaker, but for $300, I kind of expected more, even though hawthorn is their lower end model.
     


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    Those are very nice shoes in my opinion. And I own a pair by myself in the rough out colour you posted. I found these amazing shoes only because of superfuture user Morse9443 posted these stunning pictures. Thanks Morse9443.

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    These are built well and are very comfortable shoes. Leather is tough and beautiful. As you can see from the pictures it ages very well too. Rainiers have a Vibram sole which is quite slippery on ice so I use these quite seldom. The pair sligthly large for me so I am about to sell these to afford a new pair.
     


  12. climbinglife

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    These are the build sheets for both my White's CWB and my Viberg 1950 Service Boot, if anyone is interested.

    Whites:
    2011 Classic Work Boot
    Size 8D based on tracings
    Height - 6 inches
    Lace Design - Plain toe
    Brown Chrome Excel Leather by Horween - Entire boot
    Edge - Natural
    Midsole - Single
    Sole - Vibram 100 lug sole
    Celastic toe box - Single
    Pull Tabs - Yes
    Lining - No thanks
    Hardware - All Antique eyes
    Toe Cap - Leather toe cap
    Sole Trim - Close trim
    Heel Base - Standard/Cuban
    Heel Lifts - Standard



    Viberg's
    1950's Custom Service Boot
    Ice Mocha Chrome Excel by Horween - entire boot
    Stitching - Brown, entire boot
    Height - 6 inches
    Tongue - Mocha Oil-Tan
    Turned up toe box
    Brass Eyes
    Laces - Brown/black leather
    Edge - Natural
    Midsole - Single
    Sole - Vibram 430 Mini-Lug
    Sole trim - Standard
    Toe Cap - Dress/Broges toe cap
    Lining - Red Leather
    Heel - Standard/Cuban
    Heel Lifts - Standard
    Size 8D or 7-1/2 UK which is what they go by.
     




  13. fuzzyearlobes

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    the quality of materials in the Bakers shits on the Red Wings. I like the RW's as well, but the moc toe looks funny to me from above.
     


  14. denimjunkie

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    The RW oxfords look like shoes for retarded people.
     


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