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 I had never liked the Vibram 2060 soles before.  I have Vibergs on commando, leather and Dainite and prefer Dainite the most, although I like the variety.  However, the Vibram 2060 sole has grown on me.  I remember an English tan latigo boot that Viberg had on their site a while ago with the 2060 sole and it has become quite attractive to me.  I've never handled one with the 2060 sole but I'd imagine that the boots would be lighter and more comfortable.  I'd consider one...
 I agree that C&J quality and finishing is a notch above Alden but I don't think you can get C&J shell boots for much less that $1K now, unless it's some special.
 Thanks, dubs, I hope so.  I'll keep my fingers crossed.
I had thought all of Alden's shell was finished with acrylic (except for some exceptions that I'd heard about, like those saddle shoes).  If that's so, why wouldn't this apply to all shell colors.   I'm not trying to cause a shit storm here; trying to understand.  Also, the brass eyelets were such a unique and attractive part of the Ryden boot.
Being on the Ryden boot preorder, I've just had a thought/concern.  If I remember correctly, we had specified bright brass eyelets (no hooks) with the black shell.  With all this talk of Alden not allowing brass with #8 boots anymore, I'm wondering if this might cause a problem for our boots?  Or was it just the acrylic they use for #8 and it doesn't apply to black shell?
All my Service Boots are stitch down and I'm actually quite interesting in getting a GYW pair just to see how they are.  I do like stitch down but i'm not a Viberg GYW naysayer.
 yeah, and no heel counter either.
My boots for the next few days.  I realized too late I needed some sandals for my vacation in just over two weeks so bought these Birks.  I have to break them in so they don't kill me when walking on holiday.  I forgot how comfortable Birkenstocks can be.  I miss my boots already...    
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