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post #2641 of 5025

I think it's interesting that OSB's rough-out chromexcel is actually a chromexcel variant designed specifically to be rough-out.

 

I like rough-out leathers, but haven't handled a chromexcel that is better rough-out.

post #2642 of 5025
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Originally Posted by 2eleven View Post
 

I notice one of the available options on White's is the top lace garment - either a hook or an eye. I usually see an eye as the top garment for speed hook work boots, but I'm not really sure the advantage. Does the top eye help prevent them from completely delacing if they come untied or something? It is faster for me to lace my hiking boots which have no top eyes, but admittedly if they come untied, there are only 2 or 3 rows of speed hooks to come undone. Maybe for a taller work boot the top eye saves a lot of relacing. If not, I'd rather just have hooks to the top. Anyone know?

If you use leather laces, that top hook can often slip, and the eye just gives that extra security. Also, if you wrap your laces around your ankle, that eye lets you wrap the laces in the same direction, without the u-turn on the hook.

post #2643 of 5025
All this talk of natural CXL I had to show off how nicely the patina is developing on mine.
Got these in August and wear them about 3-4 times a week.
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Quote: pick your choice of this two great looking well used boots!
Originally Posted by cwmi View Post

All this talk of natural CXL I had to show off how nicely the patina is developing on mine.
Got these in August and wear them about 3-4 times a week.

 

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I'm kinda going with this ... to me the boot looks like it's seen some real use , not just office duty.

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I'm kinda going with this ... to me the boot looks like it's seen some real use , not just office duty.


Yeah, a beauty -- Viberg CXL I believe.

Though the White's posted above is surely great as well!

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Yeah, a beauty -- Viberg CXL I believe.

Though the White's posted above is surely great as well!

 

Yeah , I love the Viberg Service boot, and is that one on a different last than the standard service boot ? The toe seems more upturned.  I love

Vibergs, but have stuck with White's because of the arch support.  I have flat feet so that high support really helps.

post #2648 of 5025

It's their 310 last.  Really cool I think. I owned a pair but couldn't quite roll with the high heel so sold them.  Thinking now of trying that last but with a slightly lowered heel...  There is definitely less support than White's, but you could maybe use an insole.

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It's their 310 last.  Really cool I think. I owned a pair but couldn't quite roll with the high heel so sold them.  Thinking now of trying that last but with a slightly lowered heel...  There is definitely less support than White's, but you could maybe use an insole.

 

 

Yeah... 310 last in Icy Mocha CXL or Cigar shell Cordovan...I would have to sell a pair or two of my White's to afford that though.

post #2650 of 5025
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Yeah... 310 last in Icy Mocha CXL or Cigar shell Cordovan...I would have to sell a pair or two of my White's to afford that though.


What size are you? There is someone on another board getting ready to sell a Viberg size 10 in black HH on the 310 last. I think they are close to new, and would be presumably at a bargain price

 

But yeah, they are not cheap new, that's for sure.

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What size are you? There is someone on another board getting ready to sell a Viberg size 10 in black HH on the 310 last. I think they are close to new, and would be presumably at a bargain price

 

But yeah, they are not cheap new, that's for sure.

 

I'm usually around a 10.5 , 11 and I think I'd end up divorced if another pair of boots showed up.  I've recently gotten into bourbons and a steady flow of bottles have been coming in so I don't want to push my luck ! LOL

post #2652 of 5025

If you're a 10.5 or 11 US, those Viberg 10s would probably fit you perfectly, and I expect they'll be going for less than $600.  But if not, at least you've got the bourbon to console you!

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Originally Posted by ben2t View Post
 

Quote: pick your choice of this two great looking well used boots! 

I'm going with #2 as well, for the kick-up toe.  Planning on a pair of White's Classic Work Boots for that same reason.

 

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Originally Posted by cwmi View Post
 

 

Yeah , I love the Viberg Service boot, and is that one on a different last than the standard service boot ? The toe seems more upturned.  I love

Vibergs, but have stuck with White's because of the arch support.  I have flat feet so that high support really helps.

I thought that White's arch support system is supposed to be more conducive to for feet with high arches, not flat feet?
post #2654 of 5025
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post
 

If you're a 10.5 or 11 US, those Viberg 10s would probably fit you perfectly, and I expect they'll be going for less than $600.  But if not, at least you've got the bourbon to console you!

 

 

Thanks, and it is tempting to look into them, I will keep them in mind.

 

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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post
 

I'm going with #2 as well, for the kick-up toe.  Planning on a pair of White's Classic Work Boots for that same reason.

 

 

 

I work in a business casual environment and can pull off the White's here , don't think I could pull off the Viberg's though.

 

As far as the arch support, I can only speak for myself.  Flat feet and no support equals achy calves and sore back.  Flat feet with support makes me  happy.

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