This forum cracks me up. What do you expect, exactly? A new, super rare one-off leather every time? People seem to forget that Viberg is still a very small operation. As more people become more and more aware of them and their market grows, they need to continue sticking with what works and what is in demand: the 2030 service boot that really has always been their best seller. My guess is the MTO's to be done through the forum have limited days as well.
In any event, the new icy mocha boot is the only current CXL offering on stitch down. Looks to me like they are filling a gap in their inventory by offering them.
No I don't expect a rare one off leather. I don't even like rare, one off leathers. I also understand that there is a need to manufacture a staple model that sells regularly. Viberg has always been a small company and was smaller 4-5 years ago when they they seemed to offer more diversified models, along with the MTO. VB is an awesome family owned business with a world class product and seems to be evolving quickly into a new customerbase. While that process unfolds, things change: operations become more efficient, MTO disappears, more common product offerings, stitch down to GYW, and older customers (me) will bitch and complain. Despite the bitchy tone of my last post, I love VB and will continue to own whatever comes out that I like. For now, I still find plenty of VB boots that I love; it just takes a little more effort to find product from different sources. With that said, yes, the Service Boot on 2030 is still boring.