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post #14716 of 19291
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

You can always sell Context boots back to me.

How bout a trade for those whiskey tankers wink.gif
post #14717 of 19291
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Originally Posted by Bobbo316 View Post

How bout a trade for those whiskey tankers wink.gif

Im putting those under the glass and most likely never wear them hehehe
post #14718 of 19291
I wouldnt let go of those context boots wink.gif
post #14719 of 19291
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Originally Posted by Graemsay View Post
 

My understanding of the Viberg lasts is:

 

  • 310: Bump toed workboot with a sprung sole. I think that it's an EEE width.

  • 110: Workboot in an EEE widh.

  • 2045: Munson style last in an EE width.

  • 2040: Munson style last in an E width.

  • 2030: Elongated toes and a relatively narrow E width. Based off a Canadian military dress shoe last.

  • 1035: The 2030 last with a more rounded toe.


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I'd like to try a pair with the 2040 last, as the development that Munson did sounds interesting. The fact that it's designed for walking in, rather than looking pretty, is what really appeals.

 

I don't get why Goodyear welting is looked down on. Most of the bespoke shoemakers in London use it, or a variation of it. The point of failure on those is likely to be when the uppers above the toe wears through, as everything else can be repaired.

I own all of the VB lasts except the 310.   110 is by far the most balanced, aesthetically pleasing and best fitting last for me.  I don't know where the EEE designation comes from, but I've never purchased EEE in anything else and the 110 fits me quite well as does the 2045, 1035 and even the 2040.   2045 is my second favorite.   The 1035 is much more like the 110 than the 2030 with a rounded toe.   I have more room in the 110 than the others, but it feels good for city walking and long distances.   I had a pair of 2030s a couple of years ago and sold them.   It is the only pair of VBs I've ever sold.   With all of the new 2030 releases, I recently convinced myself WTF, I'm not giving the 2030 a chance, so I just purchased a pair of 2030's from Mr. Porter.   I received them 2 days ago and have throughly renewed my dislike of the 2030 last.  It looks weird and fits very unnaturally.  It's not sleek or "pretty" - just weird.   Who has feet that come to a point in the middle?   I really just don't get the 2030 and why VB makes the majority of its new releases on it.  I'm going to give these boots a chance and bail if they don't settle in within the next week or so.   

post #14720 of 19291
I've got a pair of the Sleek Hunter GMTO boots on a 2030 last. The first few times I wore them they pretty much destroyed my feet if I tried to walk any distance in them.

Eventually the boots stretched out slightly (or my feet were deformed into a compliant shape), and they're now comfortable. I can walk 10 miles or so in them without any problem. But I'd go with something else given the choice, which might be more comfortable out of the box.

I'm not a fan of the 2030 myself, and do despair by the focus on it. (Of the twelve pairs of boots in my size on Viberg.com, eight use that last.)
post #14721 of 19291
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Originally Posted by jp2k1 View Post

I wouldnt let go of those context boots wink.gif

I wore them today for about the 20th time. These boots are just diesel. I feel like I could hand them down to my kids someday.
post #14722 of 19291
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Originally Posted by billymax View Post

It looks weird and fits very unnaturally.  It's not sleek or "pretty" - just weird.   Who has feet that come to a point in the middle?

Not that I am defending dress lasts, but a chisel or pointed toe is common. Lasts don't just look like feet.
post #14723 of 19291
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Originally Posted by Bobbo316 View Post

I wore them today for about the 20th time. These boots are just diesel. I feel like I could hand them down to my kids someday.

I wore them today as well. Theyll last forever. Try wearing other brands for a few days and then wear Vibergs again.
post #14724 of 19291

Are the horsehide's structured or partially?

post #14725 of 19291
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Originally Posted by billymax View Post
 

I own all of the VB lasts except the 310.   110 is by far the most balanced, aesthetically pleasing and best fitting last for me.  I don't know where the EEE designation comes from, but I've never purchased EEE in anything else and the 110 fits me quite well as does the 2045, 1035 and even the 2040.   2045 is my second favorite.   The 1035 is much more like the 110 than the 2030 with a rounded toe.   I have more room in the 110 than the others, but it feels good for city walking and long distances.   I had a pair of 2030s a couple of years ago and sold them.   It is the only pair of VBs I've ever sold.   With all of the new 2030 releases, I recently convinced myself WTF, I'm not giving the 2030 a chance, so I just purchased a pair of 2030's from Mr. Porter.   I received them 2 days ago and have throughly renewed my dislike of the 2030 last.  It looks weird and fits very unnaturally.  It's not sleek or "pretty" - just weird.   Who has feet that come to a point in the middle?   I really just don't get the 2030 and why VB makes the majority of its new releases on it.  I'm going to give these boots a chance and bail if they don't settle in within the next week or so.   

 

 

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Originally Posted by Graemsay View Post

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I'm not a fan of the 2030 myself, and do despair by the focus on it. (Of the twelve pairs of boots in my size on Viberg.com, eight use that last.)

:fonz:. Man, do I agree with this. And while I do not own a 2030 nor will I, I just don't see the appeal. But more power to the folks who love them. It's a dressy look for sure to me anyhow...As billymax said, the 110's just look so balanced and aesthetic. I'm constantly looking down in pleasure at the shape.

 

I've been wearing the holy heck out of my fat waxed 110's and while they were comfortable right out of the box, they are getting even more comfortable with each wear. I think they might be a bit more comfortable than my 1035 reverse kudus but that might be due to the commando vs. dainite sole. And my feet are on the narrow side of D width. There is a little "play" for my feet side to side but not a whole lot like an EEE might imply.

 

I have to give my garage boots a chance already(same with the 1/2 Jap.). Haven't worn them once cause I keep going for the fat waxed.

 

Cannot wait for the (unlined?) Route 10 Chukkas.

post #14726 of 19291
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Originally Posted by billymax View Post

I own all of the VB lasts except the 310.   110 is by far the most balanced, aesthetically pleasing and best fitting last for me.  I don't know where the EEE designation comes from, but I've never purchased EEE in anything else and the 110 fits me quite well as does the 2045, 1035 and even the 2040.   2045 is my second favorite.   The 1035 is much more like the 110 than the 2030 with a rounded toe.   I have more room in the 110 than the others, but it feels good for city walking and long distances.   I had a pair of 2030s a couple of years ago and sold them.   It is the only pair of VBs I've ever sold.   With all of the new 2030 releases, I recently convinced myself WTF, I'm not giving the 2030 a chance, so I just purchased a pair of 2030's from Mr. Porter.   I received them 2 days ago and have throughly renewed my dislike of the 2030 last.  It looks weird and fits very unnaturally.  It's not sleek or "pretty" - just weird.   Who has feet that come to a point in the middle?   I really just don't get the 2030 and why VB makes the majority of its new releases on it.  I'm going to give these boots a chance and bail if they don't settle in within the next week or so.   

110 is perfect and i have just ordered the 110 Waxed Flesh from Notre as for me 2030 is semi dress and does not work so well with a beat up boot imo.

On a size 10 a 2030 just looks too slim unless you have a cap toe to break it up.

I have 3 pairs on 2030 and 4 on 110 and Size 10 fit is almost spot on in both lasts - if anything, the length on the 2030 is slightly too long whereas on the 110 my big toes amost touches the end, so if anything i think i could go down 1/2 on the 2030 but have not risked it.
Edited by wms68 - 12/13/15 at 12:20pm
post #14727 of 19291
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Originally Posted by metranger8694 View Post
 

 

 

 

I have to give my garage boots a chance already(same with the 1/2 Jap.). Haven't worn them once cause I keep going for the fat waxed.

 

 

 

don't give up man!  i can see how the garage boots would overlap with the fattys.  but the HJs are what's up!  most definitely my favorite pair in the closet.  i also have the garage boot and have already beaten the shit out of them.  they are super comfy and I can last a long day doing work in them no problem.  and the oiled brown leather cleans up like they are new out of the box.  super tough.  

post #14728 of 19291
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Originally Posted by Dugafola View Post

noticed this small tear in my olive chromepaks today.  any advice on how to treat/mitigate this?  i also noticed the start of some really small tears on my other boot as well.







Follow up. Viberg advised to super glue it and smoove it out. That's what I did here. Sorry for crap photo. Drew also mentioned that chromepak is susceptible to nicks and tears.

It could be quite possible that the stitchdown created a little weak spot that just gave up due to wear and tear. Or I could have sliced it somehow. Thanks for everyone's input.
post #14729 of 19291
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Originally Posted by wms68 View Post


110 is perfect and i have just ordered the 110 Waxed Flesh from Notre as for me 2030 is semi dress and does not work so well with a beat up boot imo.

On a size 10 a 2030 just looks too slim unless you have a cap toe to break it up.

I have 3 pairs on 2030 and 4 on 110 and Size 10 fit is almost spot on in both lasts - if anything, the length on the 2030 is slightly too long whereas on the 110 my big toes amost touches the end, so if anything i think i could go down 1/2 on the 2030 but have not risked it.

Having your big toe almost touching the end is not a good indicator of fit. It actually sounds like they're too small for you.

 

In general, you should have at least 1/2" of space in the front. Depending on how elongated the toe is, it might even be 1" of space. A better indicator is where the balls of your foot line up with the flex point of the boot.

post #14730 of 19291
Looks good
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