LTG BOOT & SHOE COLLECTION | 28 | VINTAGE DURANGO WEST STOVEPIPE BOOTS

Put these pretty rugged DURANGO WEST STOVEPIPE BOOTS out of one of my large boot storage boxes in the basement. It is time to wear some western boots again … and damn, these are so nice: what a great patina. The leather was treated as it was: so irregular in its colors with so many different structures. The boots were a bit dry of a longtime storage so I decided to treat them with MUSTANG PASTE knowing that they will get a bit darker – a very nice colorway too. So – it is time to boot on … pics | LTG

VINTAGE DURANGO WEST STOVEPIPE BOOTS
date of buying | brought them from the states with me in the year 2000
size | 10 D …  i wear all my western boots 1/2 sized up
height | 13 inch
leather | calf or bullhide
leather color | tan
pull loops | yes
sole | resoled with a new name rubber sole
heel height | 1,6 inch
insole | leather insole
steel toe | NO
category | western / biker boot
made in the USA

the left one is treated with MUSTANG PAST – right one untreated .. like in the following pics

Form here on both boots are treated with MUSTANG PASTE

 

LTG BOOT & SHOE COLLECTION | 23 | 06 WHITE’S BOOTS CLASSIC BULL HIDE SEMI DRESS

this was may first WHITE’S BOOT ever: a classic SEMI-DRESS. i built this boot for my own at BAKER SHOES in 2007. it was a bit strange and very exciting because the boot was really expensive compared to all my RED WINGs and i did not know anything about the fit. in 2007 ask some one for WHITE’S BOOTS in germany: nobody knew this great traditional boot maker from spokan, washington. time changed; the last 6 years brands like VIBERG, WESCO and WHITE’S became well known in europe. but boots of these labels are still expensive and not pushed by distribution. good to know, so they will never get a mainstream products. beside, the higher prices of these boots are okay indeed. if you ever wear a WHITE’S you will feel the price of it: made of heavy and best leathers, solid and lifetime built, most comfortable – this is what i call LIFE TIME GEAR! in germany you get WHITE’S BOOTS at the BOOTERY at VATER&SOHN in hamburg, germany. pics | LTG

SEMI DRESS BULLHIDE
date of buying | new 2007
size | 9.5 D
height | 6 inch
leather | chocolate brown bullhide
pull loop | no
hardware | antique eyelets & hooks
laces | nylon
sole | vibram #700
half slip | yes
heel base | curve
heel height | standard
mid sole | standard, leather, brown
toe design | plain toe
insole | leather with cushioned footbed
welt | leather welt
steel toe | NO
category | classic work boot
made in USA

LIFE TIME GEAR BOOT & SHOE COLLECTION | #01 WHITE’S BOOTS COUGAR BULLHIDE

one of my absolute favorite boots:

COUGAR by WHITE’S BOOTS
date of buying | spring 2011 NEW
size | 9.5 D
height | 6 inch
leather | bullhide
leather color | light brown bullhide
lace design | lace-to-toe
sole | vibram 2021 sand colored
hardware | all brass eyelets
steel toe | NO, celastic toe standard
category | work boot customized
origin | WHITE’S SMOKE JUMPER

you can order this boot at bakershoe.com .
everything goes at build your boot! pics | LTG