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 Afraid I don't know enough to explain, but I do remember someone else explaining White's construction, that it was not strictly stitch down.  I can't say for sure.  But here some comparison pics of White's and Viberg, and you can see the difference:  White's has some extra layer (a proper welt?) between the uppers and the midsole, whereas Vibergs are "stiched" directly "down" on the midsole.  And of course the Vibergs are much cleaner construction.  (Though I love my...
I remember someone Who knows a lot more about boot construction than I do explaining how Whites is not a true stitch down, but involves a welt. Certainly my Whites look different in the stitching than Vibergs (in addition to just being a bit sloppier). The technical issues of welting are above my grade though I am afraid.
The 461 has the sprung toe -- a great look to my mind. Most people think it has less arch support than the SD last. The SD is classic whites, and looks pretty good. Either one in E or EE width should match the Swing last.
 Those look pretty good, though like most here I much prefer stitched down.  Interesting, one of the reasons sometimes cited for the addition of GYW is that it allows for a "sleeker" look -- but this does not look sleeker to my mind.  That's a pretty good shelf on that welt...
Any feedback on the difference in feel between the leather sole and heel and the new corded..?
It's interesting, those look pretty structured to me; I am surprised they are unstructured..
I can see why Viberg obviously want to focus on the positive side of the new GYW option, and maybe it does offer some new design possibilities; but clearly for many of us the stitch down look was one of the distinctive things that marked Viberg. The boots just aren't the same without it.
^^ thanks Fok for the update and info. I don't think any of this is worth arguing about, since Viberg its clearly doing what they want to do. But two things: One, there does not seem to be any real reason why lined boots can't have a gusseted tongue; I am looking at a pair of lined Whites with gusseted tongues. Two, seems like if you asked 20 people right now, 18 or so would say stitch down over GYW!
Ah yes, you may be right.. Interesting though how well the rest of the boot has held up if it is at the point of a heel replacement..
Not sure where or when they'll be available -- the pic was posted on Instagram but no info.To my mind this is pretty close to the platonic ideal of "workboot." Nothing sleek about it..!
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