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post #13816 of 19340

In the can't hurt to ask department, any 7 fat waxed owners interested in trading for halfJapanese size 7? The fit if too far off for me.. I'd consider 7.5 too on the fat waxed..

post #13817 of 19340
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Skell6009, which one is the third pair ? Colot #8 CXL?

Brandy shell

post #13818 of 19340
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

Wait, where's @Raneleigh?


I've been conspicuously absent!  Actually, I just got back into town from a rather long business trip to find some Viberg boxes awaiting me!  I was both apprehensive and excited about this round of GMTO's. The Garage Boot was my design, so I was excited about that one, but didn't know how I'd feel about the Half-Japanese.  The Fat Waxed was a last minute add on and I felt like a brat for ordering so many pairs.  But as many of you know, I'm a sucker for the 110 Last and I just couldn't resist!  I have to say...I think this GMTO round was the best ever!

 

Here is the Garage boot next to my prior GMTO design, the BCSK:

I'm so glad we went with the oil tanned leather on these, just as the BCSK, albeit in brown this time.  I have found it a very forgiving leather on the BCSK.  It's rugged, it takes a beating and it heals well.  I have worn them in city terrain and in rugged terrain and they just eat up and absorb any surface.  They are about as work boot as any non-steel toed work boot, yet a quick wipe down or light brush and they pair well with casual and semi-dress attire too.  I don't know how that's even possible, but it is!

 

Another shot of the Garage Boot...LOVE that Cat's Paw Heel!  It's comfortable and classic and don't forget..."Cat's Paw...Won't Slip"!!!  I thought I'd miss the matching Cat's Paw sole, but Vibram works very well here!

 

Now for the baby of the bunch...the Half Japanese:

What a fantastic make up!  These are just bad ass and may be my favorite Vibergs yet.  I like everything about these - they are probably the most unique shoe I've ever seen.  You can pair these with just about anything and it works.  Just fantastic.

 

Lastly, the Fat Waxed...

I almost passed on these, having never been a fan of waxed flesh.  My GOD, I'm glad I didn't!!!  These are just killer boots!  It really doesn't matter if they are oiled or roughed up, they are incredible any which way!  Anyone who has any concerns that having both these and the Garage boots are redundant...rest your mind about that.  They really are different.  The only thing they have in common is the Last and the fact that they are brown.  Sure, there is some crossover, but they feel different enough to me and I'm glad to have a few options in a brown boot.  And as the Waxed Flesh ages, it will become less and less similar to the Garage Boot.

 

My original idea was to just order all of these and figure out what I'm going to keep and what I'm going to sell.  Well, I figured it out...I'm going to sell NONE of them!  Many thanks to Fok for helping to make these dreams come true!  We really are quite lucky to have access to custom and unique designs, courtesy of Styleforum and a lot of hard work by Fok and his team.  

 

And now...onward to Route 10!!!  Let's ride!!!

post #13819 of 19340
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Originally Posted by onoudidntgf View Post
 
  • Natural Shells
  • 3sixteen Olive 
  • PTC Black Waxed Flesh
  • #8s

 

For anyone thinking about picking up the Beige Calf 2030 Derbies, here's what they look like on foot:

 


Those look great for warmer days.  I have boots but never tried a shoe in Viberg. Looks like natural chromexcel with a little age on it. 

post #13820 of 19340

nice boots

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Natural CXL, 2030 last, worn daily since June this year. this was after being at a playground and a horse ride with the kids. They need a brush and some polish but I like them this way.
post #13822 of 19340
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Originally Posted by Raneleigh View Post


I've been conspicuously absent!  Actually, I just got back into town from a rather long business trip to find some Viberg boxes awaiting me!  I was both apprehensive and excited about this round of GMTO's. The Garage Boot was my design, so I was excited about that one, but didn't know how I'd feel about the Half-Japanese.  The Fat Waxed was a last minute add on and I felt like a brat for ordering so many pairs.  But as many of you know, I'm a sucker for the 110 Last and I just couldn't resist!  I have to say...I think this GMTO round was the best ever!

Here is the Garage boot next to my prior GMTO design, the BCSK:


I'm so glad we went with the oil tanned leather on these, just as the BCSK, albeit in brown this time.  I have found it a very forgiving leather on the BCSK.  It's rugged, it takes a beating and it heals well.  I have worn them in city terrain and in rugged terrain and they just eat up and absorb any surface.  They are about as work boot as any non-steel toed work boot, yet a quick wipe down or light brush and they pair well with casual and semi-dress attire too.  I don't know how that's even possible, but it is!

Another shot of the Garage Boot...LOVE that Cat's Paw Heel!  It's comfortable and classic and don't forget..."Cat's Paw...Won't Slip"!!!  I thought I'd miss the matching Cat's Paw sole, but Vibram works very well here!



Now for the baby of the bunch...the Half Japanese:


What a fantastic make up!  These are just bad ass and may be my favorite Vibergs yet.  I like everything about these - they are probably the most unique shoe I've ever seen.  You can pair these with just about anything and it works.  Just fantastic.

Lastly, the Fat Waxed...


I almost passed on these, having never been a fan of waxed flesh.  My GOD, I'm glad I didn't!!!  These are just killer boots!  It really doesn't matter if they are oiled or roughed up, they are incredible any which way!  Anyone who has any concerns that having both these and the Garage boots are redundant...rest your mind about that.  They really are different.  The only thing they have in common is the Last and the fact that they are brown.  Sure, there is some crossover, but they feel different enough to me and I'm glad to have a few options in a brown boot.  And as the Waxed Flesh ages, it will become less and less similar to the Garage Boot.

My original idea was to just order all of these and figure out what I'm going to keep and what I'm going to sell.  Well, I figured it out...I'm going to sell NONE of them!  Many thanks to Fok for helping to make these dreams come true!  We really are quite lucky to have access to custom and unique designs, courtesy of Styleforum and a lot of hard work by Fok and his team.  

And now...onward to Route 10!!!  Let's ride!!!
Man, did I enjoy your write up.

I bought the same 3 pairs you did and I am in agreement with everything you said.

I wore the fat waxed playing horseshoes this weekend and they have already begun that nice wear patina on the toe boxes. I am cheating a little now rubbing the leather on my stairs carpeting trying to advance things.

I originally thought the F.W. and Garage boot were redundant. They aren't. But in a way, the half Japanese and the garage boots are mildly redundant. Barely, from a top down view.

I will beat the K-rap out of the fat waxed and take a little more care with the garage boot after beating that one up.

The half Japanese is a mini tank. A really beautiful tank though. Great design.

I'm walking around my house swapping pairs and admire them so much. No surprise, Viberg has hit it out of the park again. Incredible construction. I wish I could wear these to work.

I can't figure out yet which is my favorite but it might be the fat waxed.

Those Route 10's will probably crush it too.

Yes, this was an amazing round. Hat's off to Fok for all of his hard work and diligence. Much appreciated.
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Natural CXL, 2030 last, worn daily since June this year. this was after being at a playground and a horse ride with the kids. They need a brush and some polish but I like them this way.

Those look really great. Sometimes I see daily-driver Vibergs that look like they've been ridden hard and put away wet (i.e., not good). These are the exact opposite. I'd love some shell Vibergs but these make me want Natural CXL too.

post #13824 of 19340

I love the look of the half-Japanese I purchased, but am wondering about whether the fit is right for me.  To my surprise, they feel a bit narrow, i.e. my outside two toes are slightly squished in by the leather side, so my the front of my foot cant' really spread out fully when I put weight on it.  I measure a 9E, usually take a 9.5D, and these are size 8.5

 

I might not have noticed or cared about this, except for the fact that I recently bought a pair of semi-custom made shoes from Dayton Boots.  They have plenty of room for my foot to spread out when I put weight on the ball of my foot and they are incredibly comfortable for all day wear and walking.  Should I just wear them and hope they'll stretch a bit wider, try to stretch them myself (e.g. wet the leather with a towel and then wear them until they dry), or take them to a cobbler for stretching.  Or just sell them?

post #13825 of 19340
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Originally Posted by nemononame View Post

I love the look of the half-Japanese I purchased, but am wondering about whether the fit is right for me.  To my surprise, they feel a bit narrow, i.e. my outside two toes are slightly squished in by the leather side, so my the front of my foot cant' really spread out fully when I put weight on it.  I measure a 9E, usually take a 9.5D, and these are size 8.5

I might not have noticed or cared about this, except for the fact that I recently bought a pair of semi-custom made shoes from Dayton Boots.  They have plenty of room for my foot to spread out when I put weight on the ball of my foot and they are incredibly comfortable for all day wear and walking.  Should I just wear them and hope they'll stretch a bit wider, try to stretch them myself (e.g. wet the leather with a towel and then wear them until they dry), or take them to a cobbler for stretching.  Or just sell them?
I wonder if it would be advisable to squeeze in large shoe trees, whether wet inside or not....
post #13826 of 19340

Anyone who got the 3sixteen roughout mini ripple care to post some pics? or how are you liking them now? I am on the pre-order for them that got bumped back to early 2016 - confirmed they will be stitchdown. Just trying to decide if I want to keep them or not as was offered a refund of deposit if did not want to wait- I have nothing with any ripple at all and was wondering how the comfort is with that heel structure after breaking in and the durability of the mini ripple as i would imagine re-sole options are extremely limited with that boot.

post #13827 of 19340
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

Anyone who got the 3sixteen roughout mini ripple care to post some pics? or how are you liking them now? I am on the pre-order for them that got bumped back to early 2016 - confirmed they will be stitchdown. Just trying to decide if I want to keep them or not as was offered a refund of deposit if did not want to wait- I have nothing with any ripple at all and was wondering how the comfort is with that heel structure after breaking in and the durability of the mini ripple as i would imagine re-sole options are extremely limited with that boot.

Didn't want to wait and got my deposit back. Got hooked on Visvim Virgils in kangaroo leather instead.
post #13828 of 19340
Just got shipping confirmation on the Mahogany Shell service boot!
post #13829 of 19340
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Just got shipping confirmation on the Mahogany Shell service boot!
You're a towel... (Jealous)
post #13830 of 19340

I've got the 3-16 ripples and love them.  I'll try to snap some pics, when I wear 'em next.  

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