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White’s Factory Tour - Part 1

Spokane, WA, USA

Built for the Future by Ways of the Past

Located in Spokane, Washington since 1915 and using processes that date back to the mid-1800's, White’s Boots has been producing some of the finest logging and outdoor boots in the world for well over a century. Their patently preserved, hand-sewn stitchdown construction is a legacy they uniquely maintain. This original method of hand welting and using Rapid E Stitchdown combines with an all-leather build to create footwear that drastically and effectively conforms to the foot for a lifetime of endurance in the harshest conditions.

While many makers will adapt construction materials and techniques in order to either capture more of the lifestyle market, or to cut production costs in the face of compressed margins, White’s has remained true to their traditions that have been tested for decades by firefighters and loggers to provide more than enough reason to stay true to this old-world construction type. Using the same patterns from the early part of the 20th century, each boot is hand-lasted, hand-welted, and hand-bottomed by master bootmakers in productions that involve more than 25 unique handgrade steps.

This rare hand welting and stitchdown construction is essential to White’s legacy in maintaining a skill set that is as physically demanding as it is technical to provide a durable, fully rebuildable lifetime boot and has made them an international icon and legend in the work boot and heritage collector’s markets. White’s even warrantees the product from any defects within the first year, and still offers full rebuilds to include replacing portions of the upper and re-lasting, so as to persist as one of the few remaining full-service makers. Simply, purchasing a White’s hand-sewn stitchdown boot is stepping into a long history of craft, dedication, and old-world quality that is increasingly rare and enduringly valuable.

White's x Division Road 3-2-1 CXL Wax Pack

In conjunction with the launch of this featured tour, we’ve elevated some styles for lift-off from the factory floor. The White’s x Division Road 3-2-1 CXL Wax Pack is comprised of three unique styles and patterns in two signature Horween tannages, employed over three different leathers in two-tone and single hide make-ups. This Pack utilizes variations on Horween’s original Chromexcel developed from a nearly century-old secret recipe of techniques, materials and finishes, known for its natural character, comfort, and durability.

Waxed Flesh is an enhancement of the military spec Natural CXL, technically Marine Field Leather, that’s designed to be used on the reversed roughout side and receives a dyed and hardened wax application in tanning. Designed for patina as much as protection, the Waxed Flesh eventually reveals the sand colored nap below the surface through scuffs and heavy exposure. The Natural CXL baseline of this collection is an un-dyed version of this famous combination chrome and vegetable re-tannage that yields a balance between grain consistency and character, flexibility, and patina potential, to be an all-around, high grade utilitarian leather with a great finish that renews itself while developing subtle, yet distinct markings.

All three White’s collaborations come with our signature and exclusive Division Road specifications on the hallmark 55 Last that fits a wide variety of feet that pair with the White’s DNA of the highest grade, traditional hand-welt stitchdown workboot, built for standout styling on mountain tops, hog riding, or just straight up stout boot wearing. The Cinnamon Waxed Flesh & Natural CXL 375 LTT Logger, Black Waxed Flesh 375 Semi-Dress, and low-top Black Waxed Flesh & Natural CXL 300 Oxford are battle-ready as individuals, but unified within a collectable Chromexcel corp.