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post #2581 of 5100
Just got notice that my SDs have been shipped- that's like only 3 weeks!!!
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Nice!

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Congrats Mr Ewing, look forward to a viewing.

Ben, just for future reference, you can get close trim on a BH, they might of had it as an option accidentally but you can get it as standard.

Cheers.
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 I am currently breaking in a new pair of SD's, in brown Bison.  I'm the one that purchased the pair that Blaster had for sale.  I ended up

sending them to Baker's to have the heels changed to a standard height and the soles changed to the Commando mini lug half.  So far

they are great !  I did notice that the stitching is white, compared to my other two pairs of SD's.  Only one bummer though, when they

skived out the leather to attach the half sole one boot is more flat and the other is more convex.  Oddly enough I don't feel it when I walk,

mostly just if I'm standing I can sort of roll my ankle back and forth.  It will cause premature wear in the center contact area.. I might wear

them a few more days then make a decision if I'll send them back to fix it or not.

post #2585 of 5100

nice, I'd like to see how they look with the new heel and sole.

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Here is a quick cell phone pic

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Wow, much improved. Congrats.

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Awesome!
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Glad to see you're putting them to good use, bro. They look excellent!
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Some White's / Viberg comparison pics. I would say that Viberg clearly wins on quality and craftsmanship (check out the welt pics), but I find White's more comfortable..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Linafelt, these comparison photos and your take are great. Thank you for sharing. Those are your 2040 black horsehide boots right? Also, Im interested to hear your take on the price comparison, seeing as you can practically buy two pairs of SDs for the price of one pair of Service Boots. (Or at least save 250-300 bones)
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Linefelt and B-wing i 101% agree on quality, comfort and price, its very helpful seeing both boots side by side.   And it will be great to see some comparison of well worn Semi Dress and Service Boots too as both are on my want to have list.

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Originally Posted by b-ewing View Post

Linafelt, these comparison photos and your take are great. Thank you for sharing. Those are your 2040 black horsehide boots right? Also, Im interested to hear your take on the price comparison, seeing as you can practically buy two pairs of SDs for the price of one pair of Service Boots. (Or at least save 250-300 bones)

 

These Vibergs are Horsehide, but on the 110 last.  I love Viberg's 2045 last, but it didn't fit my foot right.  Honestly, the 110 doesn't quite either, and I am right now trying to decide whether to keep or sell them... I am a great fan of Viberg with regard to looks and quality, but I find it hard to find the right fit with their boots.  They seem more driven by style than White's which are a more standard fit I think, and the "arch-ease" works really well for my high arches.

 

A better comparison would have been White's Horsehides, but I was able to get these brown dress to try on for size.

 

Yeah, price is a big difference. Vibergs have jumped up, and are now $700 - 850 a pair for standard service boots.  Pretty brutal no matter how you slice it, though I eventually go used to idea and was willing to pay it for these horsehides.  White's Semi-dress, once you had a cap toe or CXL or anything besides the standard, seem to be about $500 now.  Are Vibergs worth it for the slight edge in quality and looks?  Not sure -- it's up to each person to decide for themselves. The only thing I would add is that I find Viberg"s leathers to be of a higher quality, though I am not an expert.

 

Ideally, I think I'd want Viberg to build me a boot with their horsehide on a borrowed last from White's....

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I think it comes down to what style boot you prefer. White's have more Western appeal and Viberg's look to have more European influence.

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Some White's / Viberg comparison pics. I would say that Viberg clearly wins on quality and craftsmanship (check out the welt pics), but I find White's more comfortable..

THanks for the pics. and that is an awesome tree house in the background!

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