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

BOOT OF THE DAY | #179 | VINTAGE REBUILT WESCO JOBMASTER

found a great looking vintage WESCO JOBMASTER at japanese HOPESMORE auction site. that classic work boot is rebuilt and desinfected. it has a doubled VIBRAM #430 sole and no size marks. they say it must be about  a US 12.5E. the current highest bid is 17.800; there are 19 hours left to get this wonderful boot. pics | HOPESMORE


BOOT OF THE DAY | #10 | WESCO JOBMASTER CUSTOM

this is one of the craziest customized workboots i ever saw. of course, i found it on a japanese shopsite.
i can’t help, but for me, this boot fits very good for christmas time. most part of this customized WESCO
jobmaster is made of red wood rough out leather. i think the other leathers are from gusset, burllap
and backstay are made of smooth leather sorts. the boot is a lace to toe, 10″ height and has a vibram
#0075. it is unvbelievable but this extraordinary workboot costs about 177.500 YEN or 1.600 EUROs.
respect for this – the boot is sold out!

WHITE’S BOOTS | lineup II: THE SMOKE JUMPER BOOT

some weeks ago i posted some WESCO smoke jumper. here are WHITE’s
BOOTS smoke jumper variations. really great stuff. i found just one dealer
located in europe but he has just full sizes and this will not work with
everybody’s feet: it’s Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold in stockholm, sweden.
but don’t hesitate to order with BAKER’S SHOES – it works very well.
pics | vintageblue

BOOTS REPAIR | by HUKUROKUJU

it is a fact: the older a boot gets the better he looks – mostly. rugged by wearing, spending new soles and  grooming the leather could be phantastic. HUKUROKUJU is an expert by repairing rugged boots. they give them a new look without destroying their core. NO, far from it! i think you can say it is something like a soft BOOT CUSTOMIZING. very nice is the feature to check the look of different boots with different soles. great idea, nice inspiration.   ej

pics | hukurokuju.com



these are all repaired boots by  HUKUROKUJU

WESCO JOBMASTER

WHITE’S SEMIDRESS

WHITE’S SMOKEJUMPER

WHITE’S SMOKEJUMPER


RED WING 90105 BECKMAN

RED WING 866 “BOB THE BUILDER”