White’s Boots was founded in 1915 in Spokane, Washington by Otto White who came from a three-generation boot making tradition with an established reputation for producing some of the finest boot’s in North America, and remained active in the factory until his death in 1972. Always headed by a master shoemaker for over a century, White’s Boots has remained committed to the painstaking all-leather insole, midsole, shank construction that provides a solid and yet moldable foundation with a signature high arch and house-made cork fill that molds to allow the foot to maintain its natural resting posture throughout a lifetime of wear. Just like with Otto White's 1853 original, White's produces their premium, true hand-sewn stitchdown workboots exactly the way they have since their founding. Each boot is hand-lasted, hand-welted, and hand-bottomed by master bootmakers, a process that involves more than 25 unique hand production steps. This rare hand welting and stitchdown construction is essential to White’s legacy in maintaining a technically demanding and vanishing skill set along with providing a durable, fully rebuildable lifetime boot and has made them a legend in the work boot and heritage collectors’ market. Buying 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.