And having just picked up a 2040 last Viberg, I couldn't agree more. I always like the look of the 2030 but just don't think it would work for me. 2040 is a great compromise with a similar appearance but a bit more room.
I measure an 11D US on the brannock. Slightly wide and slightly high volume/high instep foot.
Viberg 2040 last 10.5 (haven't tried any other Viberg lasts).
C&J Islay 11D US (not sure what the UK size is as I bought them here in the states).
Alden Barrie normally is 10.5D but these PCT boots are an 11D.
RW Beckman 10.5 D
Wolverine 1K 10.5D
I found the OSB last to fit great for my feet. Plenty of toebox room and a snug heel. Not unlike the 2040 in...
Received a request at r/goodyearwelt for some top down images of my recently acquired 2040 Service Boot. Figured I'd share the images here as well.
Alden x Leather Soul brown CXL Ultimate Jumper boot, Trubalance last
Alden x JCrew color 8 shell perforated cap toe boot, Barrie last
C&J Islay boot, 365 last
OSB Natural CXL Trench boot, Elston last
Thinner socks and a bit loosely laced and most of the instep pressure is gone. I think they'll break in nicely. I'll wear them around indoors for a few hrs a day and see how it goes. In the meantime:
Roughout texture is amazing. I'm not sure I could stand to treat them. I love the look of dubbin treated boots, but they look so nice as is.
Quick question guys. My Mocha roughouts/2040 size 10.5 arrived. I measure an 11D brannock, slightly wide, slightly high instep/high volume.
Length on these is perfect. Heel cup is perfect. Plenty of toebox room, which is what usually gets me on footwear. Note, barrie last fits great in forefoot but I swim in the heel. Where I'm getting a bit of pressure is in the areas noted below with arrows. I'm also a bit concerned about the gap between the lacing eyelets. I'm...