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^^ To me stitched-down has always been part of Viberg's distinctive look.  White's is not really a genuine stitchdown as I understand it.  (Someone who knows more than me explained it all at one point on one of the boards, and in any case it looks different and not nearly as clean as Viberg usually does.)  Viberg's GYW boots are fine, I am not going to get upset over it, but I definitely think you lose one of the distinctive markers of Viberg craft.  And even if it is not...
If you really need a pair of black boots and were open to something cheaper, the Thorogood Beloit looks pretty good at Context,
The built in pronation definitely happens on other lasts as well, you can see it in pics, and I had it on my 110s. Maybe the only one I've never seen it on is the 310 actually.
 Not really.  To my mind it's one of the main repeat flaws that you see with Vibergs.  Maybe not "flaw" exactly, but an issue.  As you say it makes the boot unbalanced in both look and feel.  Not all are like that, but quite a few; seems to depend perhaps on who is lasting the particular boot..? Actually, at this point I have no Vibergs. I've sold the ones I've had because I could never get the sizing right.  But if there is room in yours for a real arch-support insole it...
    I agree with IIIrd Icon, no need to condition at this point.  Wear them for a year and see how cool they look, and then decide if you want to do anything to them.  Unless of course you get them covered with mud several times and have to wash them off with water, then a little conditioning might be in order.
^^ Wow, seriously misleading to have that Iron Ranger pictured under "Viberg"!   BTW, if anyone is an 11.5 I just noticed that 14 oz in Berlin has that last size remaining in their 1950 Service Boot.  I am not generally a 2030 guy, but always thought this was a nice boot.  It's got the old 8 eyelet configuration (my favorite on Vibergs) and even the "proprietary" rivet!   http://www.14oz.com/1950-service-boot-velours-dark-brown-dainite-sole-10233.html
^^ I think those are pretty cool boots however it plays out.  It does seem to be the case that Context is not always 100% accurate on their boot descriptions. For example, it doesn't look to me like these new Thorogood's are "storm welted" as described:     (Though at $375, that's a nice boot!)
I am a little dubious about how "rare" this horsebutt is, though I am not an expert for sure.  In any case, the boots do seem a bit overpriced to me; but as always we all have our own price points...
^^ beauties. They're SDs right? The toe almost looks like the 461. Really nice.
Right on. It's just that I sometimes DO have trouble getting quality laces that are right for certain boots. But yes, if it can't be done, so be it.  Thanks in any case for you work on all this.  Really appreciated by so many of us, as you know!
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