let's go back to the 1800s for a second here. while it may be very hard to imagine in today's digitally-driven-world, full of expectations of instant gratification, imagine the dedication to a handmade craft one would need 200 years ago. I mean, how often do we think about something like that? rarely. now a man working with his hands was really the only option at the time, but for Edwin White to be the first of three generations of bootmakers to span across the entire U.S. from the 1850s to the 1970s - that's absolutely remarkable. what' even more phenomenal? the White's legacy is still around today. truly the last of a dying breed.

The Legend Of The Last Of A Dying Breed:
150 Years Of Quality Craftsmanship

The Legend Of The Last Of A Dying Breed:
150 Years Of Quality Craftsmanship

taking it back to the late 1800s, Otto White learned bootmaking from his father, a skill passed on by his father who learned on the job shoeing loggers and soldiers in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia. by 1910, Otto White grew from the legacy of a one-man bootmaking shop to the White Shoe Company of Spokane, WA. the perfect railroad town that connected the PNW to the East and Midwest - the perfect infrastructure for a bootmaker's business. so by 1915, you can probably imagine why White's Boots easily developed a reputation for making the most durable and comfortable boots money could buy.

The Legacy Of White's Boots Continues:
Still Hand-making Boots The Same Way

The Legacy Of White's Boots Continues:
Still Hand-Making Boots The Same Way

to this very present day, White's Boots continues to do everything by hand. the refinement of a craftsman's skillset from centuries of fully customizing boots for the harshest demands on the frontlines of forest fires, climbing electrical pulls, bucking logs, hunting, you name it. hand-sewn, stitch-down construction, entirely rebuildable for years-and-years of value. all handmade in Spokane, WA. we couldn't be more excited to partner with White's Boots again on another absolutely stunning set of boots.

the legacy of White's Boots started and continues with the hand-sewn construction the White's family lineage of bootmakers have been using for more than 150 years. an authentic pair of White's Boots passes through skilled hands at each-and-every step in the construction process. the custom fit, the comfort, and lifetime durability are all a result of the value of work that White's continues its dedication to today, and a big part of why we are so excited to work with them again.

An Exclusive Collaboration With White's Boots:
These Can Only Be Found At Iron & Resin

An Exclusive Collaboration:
These Can Only Be Found At Iron & Resin

when we thought about what our dream pair of heirloom quality boots would look like, it wasn't too hard for us to decide... well, maybe. since White's Boots has such a beautiful assortment of badass boots - from the Fire Hybrid for our amazing Firefighters trekking that unpredictable terrain, to the Perry for that everyday iconic work boot style - we had no doubt who we wanted to partner up with for a Summer 2021 boot.

whether we'll be helping friends rebuild a perimeter fence on their ranch property by Highway 33 or ripping into the office up PCH, we know the style of boot we dig (and the quality we need). something that's super durable but light enough to feel that shifter peg on our bikes. a boot built on a last that delivers instant support and comfort without the need for that dreadful "break-in period" that seems to haunt us with every pair of boot we've gone through. what we need is a purpose-built boot that'll mature as we abuse them and only get better with each passing day.

Limited Edition Boot Built For Adventure:
Available In Two Exclusive Leather Options

we went with White's Rambler cut for this collaboration. its progressive styling is built with White's traditional Hand-Sewn Stitchdown Construction, this means each one of these boots are hand-lasted, hand-welted, and hand-bottomed by one of White's master bootmakers. this process requires more than 25 individual stages - all performed by hand. this process has a very long history of craft, attention to detail, and heirloom quality that is a dying breed in today's world of fast-fashion. hand-welting boots is by far the most durable construction available on the market, and is completely rebuildable. talk about investing in quality product that'll last a lifetime, right?

we came up with two leather options for these: one with a 6.5 - 7oz Distressed Rough Out Seidel Tanned Leather and the other with a 6.5 - 7oz Brown Chromexcel Horween® Leather. we're not really sure which is our favorite. both? each are standard with a 6-inch full grain water resistant leather upper and are built on a Vibram® 2021 Wedge Sole and again, these hand-welted boots can be completely rebuilt/resoled when the time comes. Here are a few other of the important specs and details for these boots:

  • White's Hand-Sewn Stitchdown Construction: each boot is hand-sewn, hand-lasted, hand-welted, and hand-bottomed in Spokane, WA: completely rebuildable & resoleable
  • Built on the White's 55 Arch Ease® last
  • 6-inch full-grain water resistant leather upper
  • Vibram® 2021 Wedge Sole (oil-resisting)
  • Insole thickness: 11-12 irons; Midsole thickess: 10 irons
  • 8 solid brass eyelets total, with 3 solid brass speed hooks
  • Half bellows tongue (makes the shoe watertight since the tongue is attached at the sides of the leather upper)
  • Unstructured toe box (presents a slimmer look in the front)
  • Iron & Resin brand logo stamped on sock liner within interior
  • Pull loop on rear for ease of in-step entry
  • 100% handmade in Spokane, WA, USA

if you'd like to see more of these, hit the link below.

Iron & Resin x White's Boots Distressed Rough Out Rambler:
Distressed Rough Out Lower + Smooth Upper

The Distressed Rough Out Rambler:
A Seidel Tanned Rough Out Leather

well, we're excited to introduce the Iron & Resin x White's Boots Distressed Rough Out Leather Rambler. made with a 6.5 - 7oz Seidel Tanned Distressed Rough Out Leather, this boot came out absolutely killer. we put the smooth side out on the 6-inch upper of the boot and the rough out side out on the lower for a radical looking boot. want to learn more? hit the pre-order button below.

Iron & Resin x White's Boots Brown Chromexcel Horween® Rambler:
Made From A Proven Horween® Leather

Brown Chromexcel Horween® Rambler:
Made From Proven Horween® Leather

our White's Boots x Iron & Resin Brown Chromexcel Horween® Rambler looks so damn good, it'll be tough to get these dirty. but hell, they'll be able to handle it. built with a sturdy 6.5 - 7oz Brown Chromexel Horween® Leather, this boot will age like the finest damn pair of boots you'll ever own. hit the link below to find out more.

July 02, 2021

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