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 I am with you on the sole... These were on sale for a couple of days and i was tempted, but not quite enough to pull the trigger. Have you ever looked at Rolling Dub Trio or Slow Wear Lion (totally great names each..) mid cut boots?  Really nice I think, though they have to be ordered from Japan I believe, and with cork soles. Rolling Dub Trio: Slow Wear Lion:
 Yeah the 461 is significantly sprung in the toe (though not as much as the Viberg 310) and is a bit roomier in my experience.  The SD last has a little bit of an upturn and a nice shape; with the celastic toe it gives it some good roundedness (about like an Iron Ranger I would say).  I think both of these lasts look great, better than the standard smokejumper shape.  I think the question is how much of an upturn are you looking for?
I think the quicker deliveries may have to do with fire-season orders all being done.  I think Kyle said White's gets all their fire season orders in Feb and March.   I too had heard that some Danner's were not made in the US, and that quality has been questioned.  No first hand knowledge though, and not sure how related it is to this  ABC Mart.  But man, pretty bummed about White's getting bought out... After all those years as an independent company...  And the push...
Man, that black calf is a great boot, though I am not a 2030 guy.
 Have you seen these over at Ironheart?  Not bad... http://www.ironheart.co.uk/hardware/wanda-01.html 
I think these were the first pair of Vibergs that I saw a picture of, and they stopped me in my tracks.     I grew up in Western Pennsylvania in a steel town in the late 60s and 70s, and every adult man I knew either worked in the steel mills or at the Valvoline plant or maybe the Westinghouse plant, and these boots immediately reminded me of what all the men wore to work everyday.  This was a couple of years ago, just before Viberg really started getting big in the...
Thanks b-ewing for getting this thread started.  Here are a handful of pics, which no doubt most of you have scene elsewhere, but they are new to this board.   A few comparison pics between Viberg horsehides on the 110 last and White's SDs dress brown.  The SDs were just a try on boot that I had briefly. The Vibergs I absolutely loved and wore for a couple of weeks before reluctantly conceding that they were too big on me, and I ended up selling them. Both are clearly...
I agree that those prices are pretty steep, but as Andy B. says you are getting almost a complete rebuilt, with what looks like the highest quality of materials.  That's gotta be a lot of hands-on labor, and with the cost of material I figure he's not making more than 15 or 20 bucks an hour.  Definitely not a rip off.    If I had a pair of really high quality boots that I loved and planned to wear for another 10 or 15 years it'd be worth it to me.  But for my OSB...
Thanks! Some truly great work there. Can you give me a rough idea of what he charges for resolving, and how long yours took?
Is that a Fender Jazz in the background..? It'll look good with the boots.
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