I have a pair of the boondockers on the 2045 on a raw cord sole, and yes, they are tanks. I totally agree with you. I've worn them 15-20 times now, and they don't even have creases yet, since the CXL is so thick, its amazing. Heaviest, thickest boots I own. I actually just bought some snuff boots from @fitchottie on the 2030, my 2nd pair of Vibergs. I'll do some comparison shots when they show up some time next week.