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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. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Distinguished Member

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    Broke out the White's boots I got a few weeks ago this morning.

    https://imgur.com/a/vFBIg

    So far, the higher lift and solid arch support make them the most comfortable boots in my roster of boots.
     


  2. NorthCoast

    NorthCoast Senior Member

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    Nice. Be sure to post back with some wear on them.

    I mostly like tonal laces on my boots but these look nice with a bit of contrast on the laces.

    This is the build I'm currently interested in for my next pair to mostly use for inclement weather. It's cool to see the dark sole.
     


  3. TH3515

    TH3515 Senior Member

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    Got my two new pairs today:
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    Semi-Dress, 55 last, brown dress leather, toe caps:

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    #38 Swing last, black bullhide, medallion toe caps, composite half sole:

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    ...and viewed from the top so you can enjoy the full swing last weirdness:

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    I'm really happy with both pairs. Both fit perfect, I really nailed the sizing now – it's 13B in the #38 and #55 lasts (and 13C in the #4811 last). The Swing last has acres of toe room but is actually a little tighter around the instep than the #55. And as expected, the arch is a bit flatter.
    The bullhide is beautiful – it looks and feels exactly as I hoped it would.
    These are now my White's number four and five. I'll do a group picture when there's some acceptable daylight – today was gloomy and grey all day long.
     


  4. MadM

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    Very cool!
    How ist the swing last in such a "short" boot? I have 8 inch boots on the swing last and they are just perfect for walking all day. I use them alot as hiking boots. From the moment i tried them on the first time they just wanted to walk (allmost effortlessly on my part) But I suspect that the ankle support in the higher boots helps too.
     


  5. TH3515

    TH3515 Senior Member

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    The ankle support on the 8 and 10 inch boots is pretty extreme. I own White's in both heights and they're great for hiking, but I prefer the Semi-Dress for everyday wear that involves walking around the house, driving cars etc., where the high boots are just too clunky.
     


  6. rio

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    So I finally pulled the trigger at Bakers with my first pair of Whites, I will be posting pics in 2 months hopefully.
    Custom Semi DRESS Bounty Hunter by White's Boots
     


  7. YTHMNSTRY

    YTHMNSTRY Active Member

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    I use a brass bristled brush after the normal horsehair brush and it keeps them clean and brings the nap back up.
     


  8. TH3515

    TH3515 Senior Member

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    Possibly less than 2 months. My Semi-Dress took just 4 weeks, including christmas no less, where even the hard-working shoe builders at White's probably take a few days off.
     


  9. rio

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    Awesome, thank you for the heads up.
     


  10. TH3515

    TH3515 Senior Member

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    What now? Semi Dress or Bounty Hunter? Or Both? Any details on the build?
     


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