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For me, it basically comes down to the socks I wear with th boots. My 7.5 2030 and 2045 boots I wear with thicker wool socks. The 7's I wear with thin to thin-medium thickness socks. And yes, the 2045 has way more room in the toe box than a similar sized 2030.
 My camera and I do the best we can but I can't compete with some of the photographers on here.  You make good points. I also love the Cat's Paw heel and the Vibram 705 sole.  I agree that it provides better cushioning than Dainite.  The Cat's Paw heel particularly, feels definitely softer and more "cushiony" when the heel strikes.  Not sure if that means the heel will wear more quickly.  I think I've heard some folks say that Cat's Paw heels wear quickly.  And yes, the...
 I'll let one of the experts respond to you.  I only went for the basic MTO level 1.  As you're alluding to, level 2 implies increased cost and more flexibility but I don't know the details.  Plus, I got mine from Skoak and they are sadly discontinuing EG.  They used to have a description on their site that defined the levels.
 Thanks, guy.  Yeah, if you really want a "black" boot, these might not be black enough.  They really are a very deep brown.  And I think they'll lighten up even more with wear. Regarding waxed flesh, I love the way they look with wear.  Mine are brown waxed flesh and the areas where the wax gets worn off gets pretty nappy and lighter in color.  I just wish mine weren't on the 2045.  I don't think the last is good for my feet.  I wouldn't mind another pair, maybe black...
 Yes, I thought the vamp looked too small/short compared to the overall length of the boots.  But I'm looking at them IRL and realize I'm warming up to them.  I know what you're saying about the 2045's.  But my 2045's are 7.5, plus they're much bulkier and on a commando sole so I don't notice it as much.
 Thanks.  I actually purposefully selected them for two reasons: 1.  They were plain toe and most of my Vibergs are cap toe.2.  I liked that the soles were different from anything else I have. IRL, the "off-balance" nature of the boots really doesn't present itself too much.  It's mostly in the pics, I'm realizing.
 Interesting to go with veldt on the 202.  Guess that's why it was a level 2, huh? What leather did they make it with instead of the Utah?
 Love that chestnut Utah!
Took some pics of the black pit tanned bisons.  My earlier impression was correct; these boots are beasts. Although they are on the "dressier" 2030 last, each boot weighs in at over 2lbs!  And that's for my small boot size (7).  Also as expected, these boots aren't really totally black.  At first glance, they do look black but are really a very deep, dark brown.  The midsole combination with the Vibram 705 1/2 sole is really thick. Although they are quite comfortable, the...
   FedEx just delivered the pit tanned bison boots.  Haven't had a chance to inspect them or try them on yet but on first glance, they look like beasts!  The Vibram 705 1/2 sole is a monster (very thick, not like most 1/2 soles).  This Vibram sole plus the midsole makes for the thickest soled Vibergs I own. I'll post pics soon, if not today, then in the next few days.
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