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post #14266 of 19313
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Originally Posted by jzpac View Post

Hey everyone. Long time lurker, first time poster. Looking to pick up my first pair of Viberg service boots. I'm torn between Aged bark and Icy Mocha CXL. I want something pretty neutral, anyone have input? Cheers! 

I'd go with the Aged Bark. It's more unique and you might end up with a lot of ugly break in the CXL.
post #14267 of 19313
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Originally Posted by jzpac View Post

Hey everyone. Long time lurker, first time poster. Looking to pick up my first pair of Viberg service boots. I'm torn between Aged bark and Icy Mocha CXL. I want something pretty neutral, anyone have input? Cheers! 

I highly recommend the aged bark. It is definitely a more unique color (but not really "neutral"). It's also got an interesting finish. I expected a smooth finish but it's actually like a nubuck with a very fine nap. It will take longer to break in than CXL as it's thicker and stiffer but should patina very nicely.
post #14268 of 19313

Advance apologies as I'm sure this question is asked frequently:

 

Considering taking the plunge on a GMTO of CXL Viberg Service Boots in 2030 last and stressing I might buy the wrong size.

 

For reference, I have a pair of 7.5D Alden J. Crew shell cap toe boots on the barrie last and I wear 7.5 in Clark's Desert Boots. I measured my feet heel to toe (though I know this isn't the only important measurement) and my right foot is 10.2" heel to toe and my left 10" in the dot. My feet are also slightly narrow and I know the 2030 is an E.

 

I emailed Viberg and the stockist for their opinions with this information and they both recommended size 7 in the 2030 last. I then went to a menswear store and had the owner measure me in a Brannock device for another reference. He put me at 8.5D and seemed somewhat surprised that I wore 7.5 in the barrie. I dunno if that means he doesn't know the last that well or what but I think he seemed very knowledgeable and was wearing Aldens so I tend to doubt it. Or maybe his measurement was off and I'm really an 8D on the Brannock?

 

I emailed Viberg and the stockist again with the Brannock info and Viberg recommended going up to 7.5 and the stockist to stay at 7. Viberg also said they recommend people buy the boots snug and they will stretch out "over the course of 30 wears or so." This seems like a long time and past the point of return to find out some expensive boots are probably the wrong size.

 

Anyway I'm leaning toward the 7.5 because I'd much rather have them a tad big than a tad small, but I've never worn Viberg before and would appreciate anyone's insight on sizing given this info.

 

Thanks!

post #14269 of 19313
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Originally Posted by ggoodwin View Post
 

Advance apologies as I'm sure this question is asked frequently:

 

Considering taking the plunge on a GMTO of CXL Viberg Service Boots in 2030 last and stressing I might buy the wrong size.

 

For reference, I have a pair of 7.5D Alden J. Crew shell cap toe boots on the barrie last and I wear 7.5 in Clark's Desert Boots. I measured my feet heel to toe (though I know this isn't the only important measurement) and my right foot is 10.2" heel to toe and my left 10" in the dot. My feet are also slightly narrow and I know the 2030 is an E.

 

I emailed Viberg and the stockist for their opinions with this information and they both recommended size 7 in the 2030 last. I then went to a menswear store and had the owner measure me in a Brannock device for another reference. He put me at 8.5D and seemed somewhat surprised that I wore 7.5 in the barrie. I dunno if that means he doesn't know the last that well or what but I think he seemed very knowledgeable and was wearing Aldens so I tend to doubt it. Or maybe his measurement was off and I'm really an 8D on the Brannock?

 

I emailed Viberg and the stockist again with the Brannock info and Viberg recommended going up to 7.5 and the stockist to stay at 7. Viberg also said they recommend people buy the boots snug and they will stretch out "over the course of 30 wears or so." This seems like a long time and past the point of return to find out some expensive boots are probably the wrong size.

 

Anyway I'm leaning toward the 7.5 because I'd much rather have them a tad big than a tad small, but I've never worn Viberg before and would appreciate anyone's insight on sizing given this info.

 

Thanks!


G2, in short, go for it! Wearing my natty cxl today..size 7

I'm 7.5D on Barrie and can vouch for what the Viberg rep said.. when I received the 7s they were tight and I thought about selling (or even stretching them) but opted to stick it out and indeed they've stretched a bit and I'm glad I sized down here..

post #14270 of 19313
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Originally Posted by ggoodwin View Post
 

Advance apologies as I'm sure this question is asked frequently:

 

Considering taking the plunge on a GMTO of CXL Viberg Service Boots in 2030 last and stressing I might buy the wrong size.

 

For reference, I have a pair of 7.5D Alden J. Crew shell cap toe boots on the barrie last and I wear 7.5 in Clark's Desert Boots. I measured my feet heel to toe (though I know this isn't the only important measurement) and my right foot is 10.2" heel to toe and my left 10" in the dot. My feet are also slightly narrow and I know the 2030 is an E.

 

I emailed Viberg and the stockist for their opinions with this information and they both recommended size 7 in the 2030 last. I then went to a menswear store and had the owner measure me in a Brannock device for another reference. He put me at 8.5D and seemed somewhat surprised that I wore 7.5 in the barrie. I dunno if that means he doesn't know the last that well or what but I think he seemed very knowledgeable and was wearing Aldens so I tend to doubt it. Or maybe his measurement was off and I'm really an 8D on the Brannock?

 

I emailed Viberg and the stockist again with the Brannock info and Viberg recommended going up to 7.5 and the stockist to stay at 7. Viberg also said they recommend people buy the boots snug and they will stretch out "over the course of 30 wears or so." This seems like a long time and past the point of return to find out some expensive boots are probably the wrong size.

 

Anyway I'm leaning toward the 7.5 because I'd much rather have them a tad big than a tad small, but I've never worn Viberg before and would appreciate anyone's insight on sizing given this info.

 

Thanks!

I also recommend you go with 7.  Some (including me) find the JCrew PCT smaller than the typical Alden 7.5D barrie.  With that in mind, a 7 in Viberg should fit you well.

post #14271 of 19313
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Originally Posted by ggoodwin View Post
 

Advance apologies as I'm sure this question is asked frequently:

 

Considering taking the plunge on a GMTO of CXL Viberg Service Boots in 2030 last and stressing I might buy the wrong size.

 

For reference, I have a pair of 7.5D Alden J. Crew shell cap toe boots on the barrie last and I wear 7.5 in Clark's Desert Boots. I measured my feet heel to toe (though I know this isn't the only important measurement) and my right foot is 10.2" heel to toe and my left 10" in the dot. My feet are also slightly narrow and I know the 2030 is an E.

 

I emailed Viberg and the stockist for their opinions with this information and they both recommended size 7 in the 2030 last. I then went to a menswear store and had the owner measure me in a Brannock device for another reference. He put me at 8.5D and seemed somewhat surprised that I wore 7.5 in the barrie. I dunno if that means he doesn't know the last that well or what but I think he seemed very knowledgeable and was wearing Aldens so I tend to doubt it. Or maybe his measurement was off and I'm really an 8D on the Brannock?

 

I emailed Viberg and the stockist again with the Brannock info and Viberg recommended going up to 7.5 and the stockist to stay at 7. Viberg also said they recommend people buy the boots snug and they will stretch out "over the course of 30 wears or so." This seems like a long time and past the point of return to find out some expensive boots are probably the wrong size.

 

Anyway I'm leaning toward the 7.5 because I'd much rather have them a tad big than a tad small, but I've never worn Viberg before and would appreciate anyone's insight on sizing given this info.

 

Thanks!

 

Some more input for you...

 

I'm a 7.5D in Barrie as well.  I have the J. Crew PCT in #8 as well as other boots on the Barrie.  And I take 7.5D in all of them.  I have Viberg 2030 boots in both 7.5 and also in 7.  They both fit well.

 

Two things --- one, how snug are the 7.5D Barrie boots on you?  If they are very snug, then you might want to consider going with a 7.5 in 2030.  Second, think about what kind of socks you want to wear with your 2030s.

 

My Alden Barrie boots fit me well but are not too snug.  I can wear thin/medium socks with them.  I need to wear thicker socks for the 7.5 Viberg 2030s to feel snug and comfortable.  For the size 7 2030 Vibergs, I cannot wear thick socks with them.  Thin to medium socks work with the size 7.

 

People have different preferences for how snug they like their boots to fit.  Take that into consideration as well.

 

Good luck.  Viberg CXL boots are wonderful.

post #14272 of 19313

Thanks everyone, that is all great info and context that makes this a little easier to decide. z8k1n those naturals look great, they look a little bit more brown than I might have expected. Have you put a lot of wear on those?

 

For the Alden J. Crew PCT's in barrie, I wouldn't say the boot is overly snug, no. I'm able to wear them with both thin and mid-weight socks. I don't tend to wear terribly thick socks in general so I doubt I would begin with the Vibergs. I actually have a very thin insert in the Aldens as well right now as there was a spot on the ball of my foot that was feeling tender. It's possible in thin socks maybe I could wear a 7, though I'm glad I have the 7.5. The 7.5 Clarks have a looser fit as I prefer to tie them as loosely as possible so that I barely feel them. There is plenty of room in the foot bed though.

 

I think I've been persuaded toward the 7s. For those of you who have both the 2030 Service Boots and the the Alden PCTs, how would you compare the weight and flexibility of the two? I've heard the Vibergs are built like tanks; I feel like the Aldens have plenty of heft to them as well though so wondering if it's similar or if one is substantially weightier than the other.

post #14273 of 19313

I own a lot of different brands and Viberg is a hard break in because of the thick leather.  That is a good thing in my book.  I am in the same situation between a 7 and 7.5 on the 2030.  I have the latigo in 7 and after 10 wears they are much looser than the first time.  I won't be wearing thick socks with them.   The 1035 in a 7 I can wear a thicker sock.  If I wanted a thick winter sock then I would go 7.5.

post #14274 of 19313
all my size 7.5/8 competition have just chimed in.

I will say I prefer to go with 7.5 on the 2030, but my right foot sizes as an E.

I've tried 7 before in unstructured, and didn't like the feel.
post #14275 of 19313
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Originally Posted by ggoodwin View Post
 

Thanks everyone, that is all great info and context that makes this a little easier to decide. z8k1n those naturals look great, they look a little bit more brown than I might have expected. Have you put a lot of wear on those?

 

For the Alden J. Crew PCT's in barrie, I wouldn't say the boot is overly snug, no. I'm able to wear them with both thin and mid-weight socks. I don't tend to wear terribly thick socks in general so I doubt I would begin with the Vibergs. I actually have a very thin insert in the Aldens as well right now as there was a spot on the ball of my foot that was feeling tender. It's possible in thin socks maybe I could wear a 7, though I'm glad I have the 7.5. The 7.5 Clarks have a looser fit as I prefer to tie them as loosely as possible so that I barely feel them. There is plenty of room in the foot bed though.

 

I think I've been persuaded toward the 7s. For those of you who have both the 2030 Service Boots and the the Alden PCTs, how would you compare the weight and flexibility of the two? I've heard the Vibergs are built like tanks; I feel like the Aldens have plenty of heft to them as well though so wondering if it's similar or if one is substantially weightier than the other.

 

To me, the Vibergs are a lot more substantial.  The 7.5D Barrie #8 PCT boot weighs 1lb 8oz.  The size 7 Viberg 2030 Service Boot in aged bark weighs 1lb 12oz.  That's a good 4oz more for each boot.  The Viberg midsole and Dainite (or leather) sole together are thicker and much more stiff than the Barrie double-leather sole.  Hence, comments that they take longer to break in.  It's not so much that the uppers are stiff and uncomfortable in the Vibergs.  It's that the soles are incredibly stiff that it takes a ton of wears to where you can easily bend the boots.  But I love them.

 

After your comments, I would definitely go with size 7 in the 2030 Vibergs.

post #14276 of 19313
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post
 

 

Some more input for you...

 

I'm a 7.5D in Barrie as well.  I have the J. Crew PCT in #8 as well as other boots on the Barrie.  And I take 7.5D in all of them.  I have Viberg 2030 boots in both 7.5 and also in 7.  They both fit well.

 

Two things --- one, how snug are the 7.5D Barrie boots on you?  If they are very snug, then you might want to consider going with a 7.5 in 2030.  Second, think about what kind of socks you want to wear with your 2030s.

 

My Alden Barrie boots fit me well but are not too snug.  I can wear thin/medium socks with them.  I need to wear thicker socks for the 7.5 Viberg 2030s to feel snug and comfortable.  For the size 7 2030 Vibergs, I cannot wear thick socks with them.  Thin to medium socks work with the size 7.

 

People have different preferences for how snug they like their boots to fit.  Take that into consideration as well.

 

Good luck.  Viberg CXL boots are wonderful.

Yes, good point about one's snugness preference..

This perfect sizing business is no joke! + I have 2pair of 7.5D Barrie shell boots and one is super snug and the other considerably roomy. 

@ggoodwin the pic you saw was the first since I put some VSC on them a couple days ago. I'd worn them maybe 15times before I did.

2recent before pics:

 

 

Can't stress enough how much you will grow to love these boots!

post #14277 of 19313

Also, have the aged bark from Notre on the way.  Anyone used any conditioner on aged bark?  Came across this picture.


This is with renovateur.

post #14278 of 19313
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Originally Posted by z8k1n View Post
 

Yes, good point about one's snugness preference..

This perfect sizing business is no joke! + I have 2pair of 7.5D Barrie shell boots and one is super snug and the other considerably roomy. 

@ggoodwin the pic you saw was the first since I put some VSC on them a couple days ago. I'd worn them maybe 15times before I did.

2recent before pics:

 

 

Can't stress enough how much you will grow to love these boots!

Wow. Natty CXL looks gorgeous. I need these in my life. 

post #14279 of 19313

 


aged bark after leather preserve,  I am very tempted to try this when I get them

post #14280 of 19313
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Originally Posted by ggoodwin View Post

Thanks everyone, that is all great info and context that makes this a little easier to decide. z8k1n those naturals look great, they look a little bit more brown than I might have expected. Have you put a lot of wear on those?

For the Alden J. Crew PCT's in barrie, I wouldn't say the boot is overly snug, no. I'm able to wear them with both thin and mid-weight socks. I don't tend to wear terribly thick socks in general so I doubt I would begin with the Vibergs. I actually have a very thin insert in the Aldens as well right now as there was a spot on the ball of my foot that was feeling tender. It's possible in thin socks maybe I could wear a 7, though I'm glad I have the 7.5. The 7.5 Clarks have a looser fit as I prefer to tie them as loosely as possible so that I barely feel them. There is plenty of room in the foot bed though.

I think I've been persuaded toward the 7s. For those of you who have both the 2030 Service Boots and the the Alden PCTs, how would you compare the weight and flexibility of the two? I've heard the Vibergs are built like tanks; I feel like the Aldens have plenty of heft to them as well though so wondering if it's similar or if one is substantially weightier than the other.

I'm an 8.5c brannock, 8.5 ball-heel, and find a 7.5 on the 2030 to be on the short side. It works for me but only after significant break-in. I also have a size 8 2030 and feel that it's a more ideal fit, although I wear pretty thick socks to make it work due to width.

Personally, I think you should really go get your foot measured again and see what the ball-heel is. You should be sizing to your largest foot, and a whole 1.5 down for Brannock-Viberg seems crazy unless you have relatively short toes. I wonder if the tender spot on your ball is because those PCTs are too short*. Once upon a time I managed to wear a 7 on an indy just because I was going by toe space but in truth they were murdering my feet and making my gait weird.

* The effect would have the foot sliding firmly into the front of the boot, which sometimes people mistake for a boot/shoe being too long. In reality it's what can happen when the ball of your foot strikes the ground firmly just ahead of the flex point, pulling your foot forward. An insert can mask this effect to some degree and make your foot stay put, but with a bit more length your foot should naturally stay put, even if the shoe is on the wide side.
Edited by brandall10 - 11/17/15 at 12:10pm
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