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post #1471 of 6394
btw. wouldn't the 110 last be an option for voting? just for those that can't really fit the 2030 cuz of their wide ass feet (such as me)? smile.gif
post #1472 of 6394
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I'll see what I can do. Truth is that I can't use photoshop worth a a crap, which is why I was asking if anyone wants to do mockups, since obviously, these boots don't actually exist right now. Please email me suggestions at styleforummarket@gmail.com with suggestions. It's just a whole lot easier for me to keep track of them.
a) This is an ongoing program, so yes, you can ask me in 2 months. Of course, the difficult thing is to find the critical mass of people interested in any particular boot at a particular time.
b) Yes, just PM (or email, better) me directly. I'd still put it up for a vote, because more people might be interested in the makeup. 4 is just the minimum. We will have a promotion when we hit a certain number of orders, total, and then the next goal, and so on... Just put it this way. The more people decide to order at any one time, the more likely one person is going to get very lucky.
will do and thanks! and of course the make up should be published even if there'd already be a total of 4 interested!

besides all that...thanks a ton for the effort and all you're putting into this. very much appreciated sir!
post #1473 of 6394
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Originally Posted by Finn666 View Post

btw. wouldn't the 110 last be an option for voting? just for those that can't really fit the 2030 cuz of their wide ass feet (such as me)? smile.gif

Right? I mean, the 110 last fits me way better than the 2030 as well. But, I am but an instrument of the people. If you have a good suggestion in a 110 that you think 3 other people would go for, please suggest away!
post #1474 of 6394

Any chance on getting some visuals of what these boots may look like?

post #1475 of 6394
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Originally Posted by rex555 View Post

Any chance on getting some visuals of what these boots may look like?

For a few of the boots, there are images in this thread. However, I don't have any mockup pictures of any of the boots. I do need someone who can photoshop well to do some mockups for me (ahem, I'd pay you!), though even so, because of the variety of options, it might not be easy to mock things up 100%. On the Viberg site (www.viberg.com), and Viberg blog (http://vibergboot.wordpress.com/), there should be good examples that are similar to the boots proposed, and even some boots that have not been put up for votes yet (like the calfskin chukka that one poster mentioned). Some members got inspiration from photos around the web as well.

If you search for "Viberg Sample Sale", you should also find some good pictures: https://www.google.com/search?q=viberg&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=v6cJUrufG4a6iwLgu4HIDw&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1024&bih=659#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=UEQCYauHYViZ-M%3A%3BgWttY0yQbsHPWM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.highsnobiety.com%252Ffiles%252F2012%252F09%252Fizzue-viberg-harris-tweed-boots-4.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.highsnobiety.com%252F2012%252F09%252F02%252Fizzue-x-viberg-harris-tweed-scout-boots%252Fizzue-viberg-harris-tweed-boots-4%252F%3B800%3B540

If someone is interested in being our photoshop guy, contact me at styleforummarket@gmail.com
post #1476 of 6394
Incidentally, re. the 1950 vs 1940s service boots, here is the word:
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The 1940 vs. 1950 service boot doesn't really apply anymore. The 1940 was a specific make up for some Euro stores that had no top band and had fewer eyelets. We've basically dropped the two designations entirely. The default "service boot" today comes stock with a top band and 7 eyelets, but both of these details are customizable.
post #1477 of 6394
In looking at pictures, I think I like the scout boot more. Really digging the black suede with christy sole make up that they did. Regardless, don't think I can cough up for the distressed blacks right now (and I'm having a hard time imaging how it will come out... even with those pics...). Would love to, but it won't be immediately frown.gif

I can do shitty photoshops for you for free biggrin.gif
post #1478 of 6394

This is pretty close to what my proposal would look like...for those interested in an oxford.

 

 

 

Calico Grey Oxford (Click to show)

 

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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

MTO proposal

Lots of service boots, how about an suede oxford with a unstructured toe?

 

Basically this with a Vibram 2060 sole.

Vibram 2060 tan sole

Vibram 2060 tan sole (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

- Style:  OXFORD
- Size:  
- Last:  2030
- Leather:  CALICO GREY ROUGH OUT
- Thread Colour:  BROWN
- Eyelets:  GUNMETAL
- Toe Cap:  NONE
- Sole:  VIBRAM 2060 TAN SOLE
- Edge Trim:  NATURAL
- Toe Box:  UNSTRUCTURED

 

 

 

post #1479 of 6394
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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

This is pretty close to what my proposal would look like...for those interested in an oxford.





would buy an all black version.
post #1480 of 6394

Gentlemen,

 

I'm in for B with a Dainite Sole as well.

 

Allow me to propose this engineer boot http://www.ushowu.com/viberg-83-engineer-soft

My idea is the same makeup but using Brown Chromexcel or natural Chromexcel.

post #1481 of 6394
Very cool of LA Guy to take the time to take the lead on these MTO's. that being said, it's important that everybody understand the 2030. I do not mean to rain on parades. I just don't want everybody to make the mistake that I made and order a new boot in the 2030 with inaccurate sizing and false expectations. Vibergs are my favorite boots, but they are work boots. Please read below before sizing/ordering.

First, the 2030 is either a half size smaller or TTS to your normal US sizing. To size your boots as if Viberg sizing in the 2030 is the same as UK sizing will get you a shoe that is too small. When Leffot did the shell #8 Service Boot, everybody pre-ordered in a full size smaller than their US sizing and Leffot had to re-size every order due to the last.

Prior to the Leffot boot, I had ordered a shell boot from Viberg in a 2030 and that boot too was too narrow, too small and had too little room in the toe box

Not sure if you guys have tried on a 2030, but it's very narrow. You might want to make sure that they fit before throwing down a non-refundable deposit. I am a D width in Alden and and M in Trickers and the 2030 (as is) is too narrow and too low for my feet, which are on the narrower side of a D width. I am not a fan of a sprung toe or an over-accentuated toe box, but the Viberg 2030 , although sleek when new, is a bit tricky. Because it is unlined and the toe is very flat, the boot will quickly soften up and it will take on a broken in look. I like this look for many of my boots, but after reading many of the entries here, it appears that people want the 2030 and these make-ups because they are sleeker and more elegant than the other lasts.

Similar lasts (and even more sleek last like the Plaza) in Alden have a reinforced toe box. Without the reinforcement, the toe box tends to indent and very quickly, the elegance of the narrow boot disappears and the other Viberg lasts, which seem more casual and wide when new (2040, 2045), all of a sudden in time and with use, appear far more structured and less worn than the 2030.

As far as leathers, I would go with Horween Chromexcel or Calf. Horsehide boots are very nice and durable, but probably not what you want if you want sleek or refined. Cordovan is too hard to get from Viberg and very expensive.

I would just order a boot in a non-French calf if you really want to get a black boot. French Calf is a beautiful leather, but is expensive and, in my opinion, it makes little sense to get a black boot in a fine leather whose beauty is really only apparent in lighter colors.

If you can try on a 2030, do yourself a favor and get your sizing right. As far as the other options (other than material), go with what you want. I would avoid fancy leathers (French Calf, Horsehide, Kangaroo and Cordovan) if you are getting a black boot, but that's just me.

I am pretty sure that the 2045, 2040 or 110 are the boots that would appeal/fit the most and that the 2030 is the one last that is far too narrow for most people. Like others, I agree that any MTO through Styleforum should be on a different last.
post #1482 of 6394
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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

This is pretty close to what my proposal would look like...for those interested in an oxford.

 

 

 

 

Is there any other Vibram sole other than the 2060 that has a better distinction between the heel & ball of the feet? This looks very similar to the Christy sole  

post #1483 of 6394
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Originally Posted by esqblackbook View Post

First, the 2030 is either a half size smaller or TTS to your normal US sizing. To size your boots as if Viberg sizing in the 2030 is the same as UK sizing will get you a shoe that is too small. When Leffot did the shell #8 Service Boot, everybody pre-ordered in a full size smaller than their US sizing and Leffot had to re-size every order due to the last.

Prior to the Leffot boot, I had ordered a shell boot from Viberg in a 2030 and that boot too was too narrow, too small and had too little room in the toe box

Not sure if you guys have tried on a 2030, but it's very narrow. You might want to make sure that they fit before throwing down a non-refundable deposit. I am a D width in Alden and and M in Trickers and the 2030 (as is) is too narrow and too low for my feet, which are on the narrower side of a D width. I am not a fan of a sprung toe or an over-accentuated toe box, but the Viberg 2030 , although sleek when new, is a bit tricky. Because it is unlined and the toe is very flat, the boot will quickly soften up and it will take on a broken in look. I like this look for many of my boots, but after reading many of the entries here, it appears that people want the 2030 and these make-ups because they are sleeker and more elegant than the other lasts.

Similar lasts (and even more sleek last like the Plaza) in Alden have a reinforced toe box. Without the reinforcement, the toe box tends to indent and very quickly, the elegance of the narrow boot disappears and the other Viberg lasts, which seem more casual and wide when new (2040, 2045), all of a sudden in time and with use, appear far more structured and less worn than the 2030.

As far as leathers, I would go with Horween Chromexcel or Calf. Horsehide boots are very nice and durable, but probably not what you want if you want sleek or refined. Cordovan is too hard to get from Viberg and very expensive.

I would just order a boot in a non-French calf if you really want to get a black boot. French Calf is a beautiful leather, but is expensive and, in my opinion, it makes little sense to get a black boot in a fine leather whose beauty is really only apparent in lighter colors.

If you can try on a 2030, do yourself a favor and get your sizing right. As far as the other options (other than material), go with what you want. I would avoid fancy leathers (French Calf, Horsehide, Kangaroo and Cordovan) if you are getting a black boot, but that's just me.

I am pretty sure that the 2045, 2040 or 110 are the boots that would appeal/fit the most and that the 2030 is the one last that is far too narrow for most people. Like others, I agree that any MTO through Styleforum should be on a different last.

 

 

The 2030 last is one of the worst lasts I have ever tried on. I have no idea how it became so popular. You basically have to be an A or B width with super long thin toes to fit that last. I had the 4Horseman collab boots and, I'm not joking, they bruised both of my big toenails(TMI) during the first wear. And there is no way I can size up in that last because they would just be way too long in the toebox. 110 all day.

post #1484 of 6394
I find that the 2030 is narrow and elongated (I'm comparing this to the 110s I got today). However, for me, the main thing that I think that you guys ought to think about is whether your feet are as thick as mine. The 2030 is pretty shallow through the midfoot, so if you have fallen arches, or a non-skinny foot, you might think about requesting another last. Guy recommended the 2040 last for me for my second pair, as an alternative to the , but I asked for the 110 last, because I wanted something more substantial and chunkier.

I don't what what you guys wear other than Vibergs, but I am a UK 9.5 in the Trickers 4497 last, a UK 9 in the Trickers 4444 last, and the Viberg 110 last in UK 9.5 fits between those two lasts. The 2030, ime. fits more like the 4497 last, but more narrow and long in the toebox and more shallow in the midfoot. For general reference, I wear size 43 in every sneaker I've ever encountered on the Serena sole that is used by Common Projects, Wings+Horns, and Buttero, among others.

Re "sleek". Unlike esqbb, I'm not convinced that it is not "sleek" when broken in. It's not sleek in the sense of a dress shoe, but in the sense of a low profile streetwear shoe. I think that Andrew Chen's pair can be considered both rugged and slender:
post #1485 of 6394
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Originally Posted by Dino19 View Post

Is there any other Vibram sole other than the 2060 that has a better distinction between the heel & ball of the feet? This looks very similar to the Christy sole  
Vibram has tons of soles. It supplies soles for just about every application. Most people just prefer a wedge sole on a more rugged boot. However, I have some Trickers chukkas on a Gumlite sole that works really well. It's much more a "dress" sole than any of the Moreflex Vibram soles we've been discussing though.
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Originally Posted by urbanswoodsman View Post


The 2030 last is one of the worst lasts I have ever tried on. I have no idea how it became so popular. You basically have to be an A or B width with super long thin toes to fit that last. I had the 4Horseman collab boots and, I'm not joking, they bruised both of my big toenails(TMI) during the first wear. And there is no way I can size up in that last because they would just be way too long in the toebox. 110 all day.

It's not the ideal last for me either, but we may both just have fat/thick feet. Apparently, a lot of people out there can deal with a more narrow last. And incidentally, the slimmest last I've ever tried on is the Vass U last. Now that, that is narrow.
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