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post #46 of 74
Bootcan, Wesco offers a navy/blue stitch. You could get a 6" Jobmaster made with packer uppers lasted to the #9109 boss "bump" toe , black 7 oz. leather with navy stitch and you would be close...
post #47 of 74
billyb,i'm waiting for the motorcycle show coming up to get a pair of custom Wesco boots,im still undecided. My Vibergs are officially in production,so i'm now down to 5 pairs on my must have list.
post #48 of 74
bootcan, you are worse than me....well maybe. I made a decision to throw all my shoes out last year when my foot doc told me I was wearing too narrow of shoes and it was causing me my foot problems. Long story short, Redwings doesn't make a boot that fits...none do off the shelf. This led me to White's, Wesco, and Viberg, so I decided to give them all a try. Now I have 4 pairs of newer boots... -2 pairs of White's SDs (black and british tan) for the office -1 pair of Wesco Jobmasters (burlap) which are my yard boots -1 pair of Viberg Hunters (black) to make like Godzilla and crush small villages in one stride. My White's and Wesco's are custom fit (nice!) while the Viberg's are the square-toe hiker last and are very close to perfect for my foot. My still must have list: 1. 14" Engineering boot, something brown (Horween most likely) not sure of the brand....most likely Viberg...or maybe Wesco's if they will special order Horween leather...needs to be 14" because that's where my the legs can finally fill up the boot...don't want it to be like wearing damn buckets for boots... 2. Wesco 14" Engineer in black, harness toe...for riding the motorcycle... 3. Viberg square-toe Hiker in vintage tan...once I move from hell on earth...Florida...god it's hot here... 4. Stretch goal...Viberg service boot...not convinced Viberg is interested in custom fitting at this point...so it probably will not happen... 5. Maybe, just maybe, a pair of White's Walkers or Viberg Oxfords...might be good to have one pair of shoes...other than running shoes...
post #49 of 74
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Originally Posted by billyb View Post
bootcan, you are worse than me....well maybe.
You don't know the half of it!...I have many pairs of Vibergs on my list,and this is just my "Hiker" list!...
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post #50 of 74
X-post from the other Viberg thread - I'm glad, we have two!

A new shoestore in Denmark has just launched a webshop and they're selling two very nice make ups of the hiker and the oxford (I'm not affiliated with the shop, so I figured it would be OK to post some pics of them here)

The Oxford (my favourite - if I find the money somehow, I'll buy them)



The Hiker




I spent some time in the shop talking with the very ambitious owner, and I'm pretty sure, we'll be seeing great stuff from the store in the future.

The shop is called Shoe Chapter - find them online
post #51 of 74
Now this is the grail of all boots...as soon as my 2 pairs arrive, once they find a box big enough and i lock in my size..i'm all over these cordovans!...may ask to have them leather lined.
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post #52 of 74
Do you have more details on these?

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Originally Posted by Bootcan View Post
Now this is the grail of all boots...as soon as my 2 pairs arrive, once they find a box big enough and i lock in my size..i'm all over these cordovans!...may ask to have them leather lined.
post #53 of 74
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Do you have more details on these?

No real info,i found these shells on the superfuture forum,,someone posted them in a Viberg group buy.i would have went in but still not sure of my size.Added another photo.These look spectacular.
post #54 of 74
For my next boot, I'm debating between Viberg or Wesco for a pair of Engineers. I like the Vibergs in the attached, but I like the Wesco custom fit process...although the square-toe hiker lasted Vibergs that I posted earlier in this thread are really starting to fit very well for a non-custom fit.

I'm actually coordinating between Wesco and Horween to possibly have a pair of Wesco Engineers made with a Horween leather similar to the leather in the Viberg pic attached...but it is going to cost me the price of the leather on top of the regular price of the Wesco Engineer.

Fit is first for me, but I sure like the Viberg craftsmanship...

Thoughts?
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post #55 of 74
All right, after lots of procrastinating, I finally took pics of my winter boots. I'm convinced I need hikers in a dark brown with a couple of small changes, but in a similar style so I'm going back for more sooner or later. For now, these will stay my winter boots.

Yes, I just removed the insole to get a peek at the construction, the pictures include views both with and without the tongue protectors, and as the boots prominently say on the side, they are size 14 but I am size 15. Enjoy.

Album here









post #56 of 74
CrocsRock, nice boots. Looks like a Bobcat without the pebbled leather. I went with the 8 oz. black on my Hunters instead of the 7 oz pebbled. Also, my Hunters had the 1276 Sierra soles before I had them rebuilt to the square-toe hiker last. I do miss the comfort of the foam heel sandwiched between the outsole and midsole. The 1276 is a little lighter as well. However, I do prefer the undercut logger heel on the Vibram lug sole. Half-dozen in one hand and six in the other......
post #57 of 74
Yep, it's a Bobcat, but they cut it slightly higher for me. And yeah, I skipped the pebbled leather.

I'll likely go something similar in a brown with some changes and a slimmer sole as a hiker.
post #58 of 74
IMO these are all super ugly. But I guess maybe this look is trendy
post #59 of 74
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IMO these are all super ugly. But I guess maybe this look is trendy

Well they are boots,you'll never mistake Viberg boots for shoes,unless they're shoes...i think super ugly is a pair of shoes that want to be boots,or boots that want to be shoes,ugliness is a pair that doesn't know.
Like say the ones below,now that's super ugly.
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post #60 of 74
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Well they are boots,you'll never mistake Viberg boots for shoes,unless they're shoes...i think super ugly is a pair of shoes that want to be boots,or boots that want to be shoes,ugliness is a pair that doesn't know. Like say the ones below,now that's super ugly.
Hmmm, I would definitely not describe my taste in boots as trendy. Maybe midwest traditional or just plain out of style, but not trendy. As far as those Trickers or whatever the hell those boots are in Bootcan's post, those are just plain fugly to me, and I'll leave those for the metros on this forum with a sense of style. Not that I can't see the craftsmanship in there design and construction, just not my style. I really don't have any sense of style. I just want and like what I want to like without thinking about what others might want and like...that was a mouth full. The problem comes when I want and like what everybody else wants and likes. For example, I want and like a 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda! Oh well, I settled for a 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A instead...
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