White’s Boots: High-quality, Custom Work and Fire Boots
For high-quality fire boots and work boots, there’s no better known name that White’s. With their Smoke Jumper and Custom Smoke Jumper, White’s utilized over 150 years of boot-making expertise and trademark Arch Ease Support to craft the ultimate firefighter boot. A company with its roots originally based in crafting boots for the logging industry, White’s has a reputation for constructing some of the toughest, most comfortable work boots available. In addition to fire and logging boots, White’s makes boots for linemen, hunters, outdoorsmen, farmers, and more. They even have dress and semi-dress styles available.
The most recognizable feature of a pair of White’s is the patented Arch Ease™ support, which is aimed at providing all-day comfort to the wearer. This system, unique to White’s Boots, cradles the foot according to its natural position. You’ll notice that when your feet are relaxed, they slope downward slightly, rather than creating a right angle with your lower leg. White’s feature a higher heel placement and high arch in order to best distribute your weight into your feet and provide all-day comfort.
The Highest Quality Process and Materials
White’s is also committed to a high standard for their American-made, handmade boots. An ISO 9001 certified boot manufacturer, White’s complies with incredibly high standards for quality and a customer-driven philosophy. White’s Boots are constructed almost entirely of leather, including a strong, all-leather shank that is custom fit to your foot and holds up better in the long run than steel shanks. Each insole is handsewn to the upper with 9-strand Irish linen, which improves water-resistance by creating a tighter seal. This method also improves flexibility by eliminating the use of nails everywhere but where the shank is secured. Only thick, high-quality leather is chosen and solid brass hardware is used for grommets and hooks. Due to the high quality of the leather, the entire boot is rebuildable as long as the leather of the upper is intact.
A History of Hard Work
When Otto White, a third generation boot maker, and his father moved White’s Boots to Spokane in 1915, White’s found a home with the logging community in the Pacific Northwest and flourished. Otto headed the company for 52 years until his death in 1972, and saw it through the transition that would establish White’s as one of the finest boot manufacturers world-wide. It’s continued commitment to craftsmanship and quality is evident to this day at the Spokane headquarters and factory, and in each individual handmade boot.