Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

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  1. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Senior member

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    I took a 10 mile walk today downtown in a new pair of Whites`s. I can confirm if the fit is right, these boots are good for the distance. And that was in a block/traveller heel - for those that claim its uncomfortable...
     


  2. denimjunkie

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    And they will become more and more comfortable as they mould to your feet.
     


  3. Brian Itzaina

    Brian Itzaina Well-Known Member

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    What is the best way to order custome sd boots through whites?
    I have received the booklet in the mail and filled out my measurements.
    Do I call for custom? Or try to fill out the boot order form into a custom order list ans simply send it out?

    thanks,
    Brian.
     


  4. slide13

    slide13 Senior member

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    I'd call, they are great to work with. I've done two orders direct and one through Bakers, all went very smoothly. I'd either call, or specify what you want online through Bakers.
     


  5. burger jay

    burger jay New Member

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    Hey guys
    Is this boot white's smokejumper or wesco jobmaster?
    and what used option on this boot?
     


  6. palma

    palma Senior member

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    Hi guys,

    I am thinking of getting a pair of White's Boots to look something like Yuketen Johnson Boot.

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    I was originally thinking it would be the semi dress with a medallion cap-toe, but someone suggested perhaps the Bounty Hunter with a captoe. Anyone, think the SD is the closer one? I am also planning on getting same vibram CHRISTY sole. I plan on wearing them in wet weather especially in the winter slurry. I am thinking the CHRISTY would be more durable than a leather sole. Any other pros and cons on rubber sole versus regular. Finally, I wear size 9D in Red Wing Classic Moc Toe Boot. Would you recommend the same size in White's since the sole is going to be the same as the one used on RW.

    As for the color, the Horween Chromexcel that White's uses is closer to the Indy

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    NOT 405 correct?

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    Thanks,
     
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  7. fuzzyearlobes

    fuzzyearlobes Senior member

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    you will most likely need to get a 6" smoke jumper built on the northwest last.

    The christy sole is fine, as long as you dont expect it to have great traction in the snow and ice. On wet concrete its generally pretty good, unless that concrete is polished or really smooth. sidewalks are fine. Its blows on wet grass and that kind of thing, but most soles short of a vibram 100 do as well, so yea.

    The chromexcel that Whites uses is not as lusterous as the CXL Alden uses, although I think its technically the same thing. Just be aware that there are differences in each hide, so variations will occur.

    as far as size, dont waste you timer trying to figure it out on the internet. trace your foot and send it to White's or Bakers. That said. I wear a 10 in Whites, and when I stand on the brannock device, I am right at the 10 line. I have about a thumbs width of room up front when standing
     
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    palma Senior member

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    ^Thanks for the advice, but don't you think the toebox on the SJ would be much more bulbous and squared than a rounder shape that I prefer.

    Edit: NVM I think the Northwest last does make a difference. For what its worth I thought these looked pretty close to what I was after, but not sure about the last. They are the Semi-Dress.


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  9. squyntz1

    squyntz1 Active Member

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    The new Oakstreet Trench Boots look very similar to the Yuketen Johnson Boots.
     


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    Dirty Denim Senior member

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    Yea I love the look of the oak street trench boots.
     


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    Hello,first off thank's for all the great info and picture's on the whites boot's.I own two pair's of farmer/rancher's from white's.My latest pair is a 6" pair in dress brown.Iove'm,and i was wondering if anyone has owned a pair of white's in that leather,if so how do they wear?should i put some obernauf's on them?...just leave them alone and wear them?any advise is appreciated,and thank's.
     


  12. Brian Itzaina

    Brian Itzaina Well-Known Member

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    I have finished my sizing chart to sent it off to Kyle @ Bakers [​IMG]

    Custom Semi Dress:
    LAST: Standard
    SOLE: Vibram 430 Mini Vib
    SIZE-LENGTH: ??
    HARDWEAR: All Antique Eyes
    EDGE: Brown
    UPPER(SHAFT) LEATHER: Natural Chrome Excel by Horween.
    MIDSOLE: Double
    PULL LOOPS: Leather Pull Loops
    LEATHER LINER: Red
    SOLE TRIM: Standard Trim
    TOE VAMP LEATHER: Natural Chrome Excel by Horween
    SIZE-WIDTH: D
    TOE CAP: No Thanks
    CELASTIC TOE BOX: Single Celastic Toe.
    HEEL BASE: Standard

    Having trouble deciding between a single mid sole or double mid sole.
    Tips? Personal recomendations? Past experiences?

    Thanks,
    Brian
     
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    Brian Itzaina Well-Known Member

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    3 weeks down, 5 to go. Waiting for my boots sucks.
     


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    Two weeks in ? to go. Nothing like waiting for a great piece of...........boot.....love it
     


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