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