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 That's what Fok said as well. Are those on the 110?  Very nice. Viberg chukkas seem to rise higher around the ankles and might provide a more secure fit than most other chukkas.  
 ?? Ryden and I were talking about the Hopper engineer boot
 That's what I'm thinking.  Size down .5 from 2030.  So 0.5 down from my Barrie size.
 It's weird and I'm not positive exactly what it is.  I think it's the number of eyelets and the fact that eyelets on a chukka start further up on the vamp.  On a regular boot (or a shoe for that matter), the eyelets start closer to the toe. The two or three eyelets on a chukka aren't enough to give me a feeling of a secure fit, I guess.  So I compensate by tightening them tight and then my instep starts to hurt after a while. Maybe I just haven't found a chukka that works...
 Sorry, bud!  
Just voted for the Hopper.   Wish I could get comfortable with the fit of chukkas.  I'd be tempted by the Route 66.  Viberg chukkas look pretty incredible. But I've had to get rid of every chukka I've ever bought.
 You might have put into words so very well why I love my Guidi calf boots so much!
 Ryden, you'll be sorry you asked... I'm in a weird place right now as far as footwear goes.  Kind of in the doldrums, where it's difficult to get me excited about anything new.  You might call it a boot depression.  I mean, I have a pair of Galways on the way and I'm looking forward to receiving them but not super excited and anxious as I thought I'd be when I ordered them. I think part of the problem is that for me, I think I've accumulated too many boots.  And I'm now...
 My Guidi olive calf boots definitely wrinkle (small fine wrinkles) across the vamp. I think it's a nice change from all the CXL that's been around.  I like both and haven't noticed any stretching but they've had only about 20 wears.
 Thanks for the link. That's interesting.  And I'm no expert, either.  What's intriguing is that based on the diagram, you'd think that you would be able to see the welt layer on the sole edge, in addition to the midsole and sole.  But I'm just seeing the folded upper, a midsole (I think, unless it's the welt), and then the actual leather sole or Dainite or whatever.  Maybe Viberg uses some modified method of stitchdown so I still don't know if there's an official welt or...
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