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Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Victor Shadow, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. gte872h

    gte872h Senior Member

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    Reiterating what @linafelt said a good fit is key to the whole process. It’s a pain but doing a tracing would be best. If you send the tracing to Bakers and or White’s they will tell you which lasts would be a good match for your feet and which lasts to avoid.
     

  2. hoppy_IPA

    hoppy_IPA Senior Member

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    brotha that's all we do around here is worry about chit like that haha ;) linafelt hit the nail on the head; send your tracings into Bakers & ask Kyle what he thinks would be a good match for you and if a try on boot is possible. The importance of getting the fit correct cannot be understated because you'll have the boots forever. Don't stress out though because you're in the best of hands with White's & Bakers - both companies have the best customer support in the game and that's not hyperbole.
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    Question for everyone: What's your favorite brand & color of Edge dressing (for brown OR natty soles) ?? I've been having good results with the highly recommended Fiebing's Acrylic Resolene but wanted to try a regular edge dressing out. I suppose Fiebings Brown would be a good pick?

    Enjoying my Waxed BH's today:
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    b1lf Senior Member

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    ^ lookin good

    I prefer natty soles - I’m all ears for a recommendation for edge dressing recs in that regard - I use non-staining cream/conditioner on my current pairs to keep them from drying out too much
     

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    Jmccle2 Senior Member

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    I use the Allen Edmonds travel sized bottles of edge dressing. They’re cheap and the applicator is small enough to not get edge dressing everywhere.
     

  5. b1lf

    b1lf Senior Member

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    Hey guys what’s the “best” shoe trees for (size 9EE) White’s Bounty Hunter boots 6” height?

    I have a few pairs of AE’s stuffed in mine now but I want another pair ready to go when they get here.
     

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    I've only used the Allen Edmonds edge dressing, on my neutral colored edges on my black Semi Dress boots. I recently bought a bottle of Fiebling's neutral Resolene to use on my new brown Semi Dress boots, which should arrive in a couple of weeks (also with neutral edges). I look forward to the comparison.
     

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    i have few woodlore shoe trees size 8-9.5 if you want to buy
     

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    b1lf Senior Member

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  9. Glass shoot

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    imho those boot trees are overkill/overpriced for casual boot wear(If money's not a concern, then it probably wouldn't hurt to buy that). i think the ankle piece of the wood is unnecessary as the purpose of the shoe tree is to maintain the shoe form, odor, moisture. Having that extra wood for ankle would probably serve little purpose for conventional boots. It might be worth it if you're getting a super tall boot or you are prone to getting the upper ankle wet from sweat or other external factors. IMHO for everyday casual wear, as long as you get a shoe tree made of cedar wood, you're pretty much set.
     

  10. Rymanocerous

    Rymanocerous Senior Member

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    @sambam can the toe shape of the MP be modified? Also curious if you guys have pumped out any MPs in Distressed Smooth Rough out.
     

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    I know you can get them unstructured now which does change the appearance, much lower profile.
     

  12. Rymanocerous

    Rymanocerous Senior Member

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    Yup I know. Just having some FOMO at the moment. I have to keep looking at old pictures to remind myself what I didn't care for. But if they could do a slightly less round toe, and unstructured - might be a perfect boot. I know Nick's can do various toe shapes, so I'm curious if White's can/will.
     

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    I am working on a variation of the MP right now. Just waiting for heel bases to come in. Should fit the White's traditionalist better. Will keep you posted.
     

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    probably be the excuse i need to get some of that green olive waxed:cool2:


    btw - got my Distressed RO SD's today & they are freakn gorgeous
     

  15. Rymanocerous

    Rymanocerous Senior Member

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    Hmmm I am certainly intrigued, but also worried this means more round/bulky

    Pictures. Need Pictures.
     

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