BOOT OF THE DAY | #168 | WHITE’S BOOTS SMOKE JUMPER BURGUNDY CHROMEEXCEL

found this wonderful classic WHITE’S SMOKE JUMPER at japanese EMPTY GARAGE. this lace-to-toe boot is made of burgundy chromexcel leather completed by the light but long wearing MINI VIBRAM SOLE. take a look at the wonder detailed photos – you can touch and feel the leather with your eyes … pics | EMPTY GARAGE, japan





BOOT OF THE DAY | #136 | WHITE’S 2-TONE SMOKE JUMPER “KILLER”

for me one of the most beautiful WHITE’S BOOTS and work boots i ever saw. what a great color combination: sand and navy distressed suede leather – i love it. completed is this 6″ high boot by a double soled VIBRAM #700 and a classic regular toe. the boot was available at japanese VECK. you should keep this boot in mind for a custom order some day … pics | VECK


LIFE TIME GEAR BOOT & SHOE COLLECTION | 11 | WHITE’S BOOTS 6" JUMPER WORK BOOT

this WHITE’S BOOTS is a hybrid of a SMOKEJUMPER and a SEMI DRESS boot for me. i love this old style work boot look – so classic! this boot is much lighter than the classic 8″ SMOKEJUMPER and very comfortable to wear everyday, the whole day. this boot was a great deal for less money compared to the normal prices you have to pay for a WHITE’S. bought this boot brand new at eBay for less than 200 US$. for sure it is hand lasted in SPOKAN, WA, USA. an uncomplicated, very comfortable, simple and honest boot for life – one of my absolute favorite pieces!

WHITE’S 6″ JUMPER
year of buying | 2009
size | 9.5 D
height | 6 inch
leather | premium full-grain, oil-tanned, water resistant leather
sort of leather | calf & bullhide mix
leather color | black
leather liner | black
pull loop | yes
top | cut
toe design | plain toe
sole | vibram #700
hardware | eyelet & hook | color nickel
laces | changed to nylon – originally leather laces – i don’t like …
false tongue | yes, black smooth leather
heel base | curve
mid sole | standard | color black
insole | leather with cushioned footbed
welt | leather welt
steel toe | NO
category | classic work boot
made in USA pics | LTG


LIFE TIME GEAR BOOT & SHOE COLLECTION | 05 SMOKE JUMPER HATHORN by WHITE’S BOOTS

this classic SMOKE JUMPER was my first really heavy work boot. and till today i just wear these boots when i am hiking or when we have extremely bad weather. for good walking i customized the boot with a VIBRAM TREKKING SOLE and HEEL – this sole works really smooth! the boot is mega comfortable but this non-pussy thing is a WORK BOOT, special made for heavy work, walking and standing a long time a day and not for wearing by a graphic designer sitting in front of the MAC 12 hours a day. but i love this boots and would never sell it. it is still difficult and expensive to get WHITE’S, WESCO & co in europe. and i love the heritage a SMOKE JUMPER means …
SMOKE JUMPER
date of buying | autumn 2009
size | 9.5 D
height | 8 inch
leather | premium full-grain, oil-tanned, water resistant leather
leather color | brown
leather liner | brown
pull loop | yes
top | cut
toe design | plain toe
sole & heel | vibram trekking
laces | nylon
heel base | curve
mid sole | standard
insole | leather with cushioned footbed
welt | leather welt
hardware | brass hooks & eyelets
steel toe | NO
category | classic work boot
made in USA pics | LTG