Them’s Some Expensive Boots

I’m not opposed to paying good money for a well made shoe or boot. For instance, in dress shoes I’ve always bought Johnston & Murphy, and still have 3 pair that I’ve had for almost 40 years, having been resoled or factory recondition once or twice. I also own an pair of Wolverine 1000 Mile boots, and it’s a fine boot, which I’ve had since Wolverine brought them back to the market, which was 10 years or so ago. Another great boot I wear is the Redwing 8-inch Soft Toe boot, which for comfort I think is outstanding, not to mention durability. All of those previously mentioned shoes and boots will set you back a minimum of $200 bucks and up to $400 bucks.

I mention those shoes and boots because I was just made aware of a handsewn boot company by the name of White’s Boots, after a good friend dropped a YouTube video in my inbox discussing White’s Boots, where I learn that you’ll not throw a pair of these on your feet unless you’re willing to part with, at a minimum, $630 bucks. I don’t think I’ll tell my Lovely Melis how much they cost until I save up the pennies required to buy a pair. Here’s a link to a YouTube video on White’s Boots (video runs just over 18 minutes) discussing how they are made, including actually cutting one in half, their comfort, etc. They take a bit longer to break in than other boots, apparently, but they look as if they will wear like iron, except comfortably. I want a pair.

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