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 Yeah, there is no reason it should be, but pretty sure that's the answer we got last round.  Honestly, Viberg often seems to answer these questions off the cuff with little rhyme or reason.  Or maybe it depends on who you ask at the time. I am a big fan of the rivet.  Tell you what, if you guys get a boot on the 2045, with natural wax flesh or crust, AND the elusive rivet, I might also be in.  "Might..."
 Yeah, that was a tragic story. I had ordered a beautiful pair of 2045 pebble grain black shell boots in size 10.  Since there was virtually no arch support, I tried them with my insoles but there were a bit too tight in the toes.  This was at the very end of the MTO days, and they said I could do one last MTO to replace the shell boots.  The 110 had just come out, and in the beginning it had a very cool upturned toe, which has mostly since disappeared.  Morgan (I think)...
^^ Just so you guys know, Viberg dreamsmashed the rivet last time around on the Half-Japanese. It was considered "proprietary" to ... maybe Nigel Cabourn.. I forget.   Also, I have no dog in the fight over this boot. But it is a fact universally acknowledged that the 2045 is much better/cooler/more bootlike than the 110.
 Like the man said:  "Hope springs eternal (every once in a while..)."  Yeah, I am thinking of that. But first off it's sinking anohter $120 into the boots. More importantly, you in all likelihood ruin the very nice and tight heel stack that Viberg is so good at -- especially with the curved heel, where the flats are not all exactly the same width.  I had two different pairs with the standard heel -- one with Dainite, one with double leather sole and cat's paw heel. Both...
 Ah well, I guess the princess was wrong -- dreams don't come true...
 I know there is a lot of talk of various Viberg lasts being E or EE or whatever, but I don't think that makes sense.  I think whatever the standard is for any given last, that's the D width.  And that width designations beyond that only makes sense within a last, not between lasts.  So, for example, Alden's Trubalance is a wide last, and it's standard last is wider than White's Semi-dress, which is in turn wider than, say, RedWing's Beckman boot, etc,  But all of these...
 Thanks Fok, and good luck with the show.  If you do get a chance to follow up with Viberg, can you check on the two questions remaining for the Millwright Boot:  One, lowered heel?  Two, can we order E width as well as the standard D? Thanks!
I am afraid I did say that's make or break for me. I've had the higher heel and it just doesn't work for my gait. And aesthetically I prefer a bit lower as well to be honest.
 Alas. But I'll still be your friend...
 This is a pretty cool idea. It would be very interesting to see all the boots develop over the next couple of years.
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