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post #1006 of 5037

Hey guys, the above pics are mine via my friend Patrick b. I'll get some pics of the boots up separately. Just a quick note. I only have about 20 hours on my Vibergs and they won't get abused like my White's have (18 months old) but out of the box the White's were more comfortable even with the arch ease break in. I'll have more of an accurate idea on the Viberg's in about 3 months. They are very different wearing boots because of how I spec'd them. 

 

Later,

 

Vin

post #1007 of 5037

Here are my White's new:

 

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d113/climbinglife/IMG_3452.jpg

 

3 Months:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d113/climbinglife/IMG_3792.jpg

 

6 Months and a fresh coat of Obenauf's LP:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d113/climbinglife/IMG_4611.jpg

 

 

18 Months and with my brand new Viberg 1950's Service Boot:

 

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d113/climbinglife/IMG_0659.jpg

 

 

Viberg's by themselves:

 

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d113/climbinglife/IMG_0662.jpg


Edited by climbinglife - 12/17/12 at 10:37am
post #1008 of 5037

@climbing are those Bounty Hunters?

post #1009 of 5037

I thought I recognized those boots from USN:)

post #1010 of 5037
ha same here
post #1011 of 5037
Quote:
Originally Posted by the shivman View Post

@climbing are those Bounty Hunters?

Nope, they are the Classic Work Boots, built on the 461 last.
post #1012 of 5037
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Originally Posted by fuzzyearlobes View Post

I thought I recognized those boots from USN:)

What's up brotha!smile.gif
post #1013 of 5037

does anyone here have the hathorn rainier oxfords? I have been jonesing hard for these lately.

 

 

 

 

post #1014 of 5037

Just sent in my foot tracings to Kyle, gonna place my order soon, so juiced.

 

Most likely gonna get

6 In Smoke Jumper

Semi Dress Last

black cxl everything

antique eyelets and hooks

Natural Single Midsole

Celastic Toe

Pull loop

cuban heel lowered 1/4

vibram 430 sole

cant decide between close trim or not-  i've had problem with stitch splitting before.  does the close trim make it more likely to happen?

 

also

benefits of leather liner?

post #1015 of 5037

i have the red dog rough out oxfords.  pics were posted earlier, look at the thread pics for them.  I really like them.  They took a bit to break in and flex.  They are heavy.  The build construction is solid, but the attention to detail is not as good as White's.  The stitching is not as even as I would prefer.  I mean, its not a deal breaker, but for $300, I kind of expected more, even though hawthorn is their lower end model.  

post #1016 of 5037
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Originally Posted by the shivman View Post

does anyone here have the hathorn rainier oxfords? I have been jonesing hard for these lately.

Those are very nice shoes in my opinion. And I own a pair by myself in the rough out colour you posted. I found these amazing shoes only because of superfuture user Morse9443 posted these stunning pictures. Thanks Morse9443.






These are built well and are very comfortable shoes. Leather is tough and beautiful. As you can see from the pictures it ages very well too. Rainiers have a Vibram sole which is quite slippery on ice so I use these quite seldom. The pair sligthly large for me so I am about to sell these to afford a new pair.
post #1017 of 5037

These are the build sheets for both my White's CWB and my Viberg 1950 Service Boot, if anyone is interested.

 

Whites:

2011 Classic Work Boot

Size 8D based on tracings

Height - 6 inches

Lace Design - Plain toe

Brown Chrome Excel Leather by Horween - Entire boot

Edge - Natural

Midsole - Single

Sole - Vibram 100 lug sole

Celastic toe box - Single

Pull Tabs - Yes

Lining - No thanks

Hardware - All Antique eyes

Toe Cap - Leather toe cap

Sole Trim - Close trim

Heel Base - Standard/Cuban

Heel Lifts - Standard

 

 

 

Viberg's

1950's Custom Service Boot

Ice Mocha Chrome Excel by Horween - entire boot

Stitching - Brown, entire boot

Height - 6 inches

Tongue - Mocha Oil-Tan

Turned up toe box

Brass Eyes

Laces - Brown/black leather

Edge - Natural

Midsole - Single

Sole - Vibram 430 Mini-Lug

Sole trim - Standard

Toe Cap - Dress/Broges toe cap

Lining - Red Leather

Heel - Standard/Cuban

Heel Lifts - Standard

Size 8D or 7-1/2 UK which is what they go by.

post #1018 of 5037
The White's oxfords look fugly to me. I like the Red Wing oxfords much more.
post #1019 of 5037

the quality of materials in the Bakers shits on the Red Wings.  I like the RW's as well, but the moc toe looks funny to me from above.  

post #1020 of 5037
The RW oxfords look like shoes for retarded people.
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