Custom White's Boots ... Thoughts?

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  1. bl@ster

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    That helps. Thanks!
     


  2. scotty2hotty

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    Sorry,
    I am a forum rookie. I was reading a thread from "Thor" regarding White's classic work boot.

    Thanks,
     


  3. ThArtOfWardrobe

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    Does anyone have an opinion/preference on the lower profile vibram soles, 269 vs. 430 vs. 700? Is one more comfortable? Are they all the same thickness? Does one have better traction?

    Also, the build-a-boot site was a bit confusing with respect to the half slip. I think a half slip means that the vibram sole runs through the entire boot, from the toe all the way through to the back of the heel, but this seems counterintuitive as I would think this would be called a full slip? Does this boot (not mine) have a half slip? Are there any advantages or disadvantages to having the vibram sole run through the heel?


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  4. the shivman

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    A half slip is basically a half midsole that runs from the heel through the middle of the boot. Here is a picture of a boot that has a half slip.

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    It's easier to see on their shoes, here is a pic of a pair of the oxfords without a midsole and only a half slip.

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    I think it gives a little more lift to the heel and is especially used with wedge soles that don't have has much lift as the usual White's arch ease
     


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    My understanding is that the half slip is simply an aesthetic choice in that it exposes a bit of leather on the sole.

    Here are my boots w/ the half slip for reference:

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  7. fuzzyearlobes

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    thats not a half slip Bingham

    although, that build is beautiful
     
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  8. Bingham

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    Thanks.

    What is the term for my sole type-thought it was half-slip but am obviously mistaken.
     


  9. misterjuiceman

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    wow! What are the other specifications on that boot?
     


  10. Bingham

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    Don't know if these are all the specs, but off the top of my head:

    upper: British Tan
    toe: distressed rough-out
    antique eyes and hooks
    standard last and standard trim

    forget the name of the particular vibram sole.
     


  11. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman Senior member

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    Thanks. Is that a single celastic toe?
     


  12. Bingham

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    It is indeed.
     


  13. fuzzyearlobes

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    what you have (and I have on mine) is the vibram half composition sole (or comp. half sole) using the Vibram 700. The half slip is what is pictured above a few posts back. Its essentially a wedge that runs from the heel to the arch. I dont know its purpose however.
     


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    Ahh. Good to know.
     


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    Thanks! I have been searching for black oxford pictures lately. I like it.
     
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