Most of their boots are on 2030 except for the brown WF, which you have, and the icy mocha (2045). Without knowing your size if I were you I'd go for the tan horsehide followed by the black moose. Both different leathers. If neither of those then the coffee Chromepak. It's a different shade from what you have and has a unique sole. I have the coffee from Viberg and it's awesome. If none of those then probably the grey calf. Plus, given your winning bid I wouldn't pick anything less than the value of that. I would've gone chukka probably, but obviously I can get the boot cheaper since the bids went up.
I don't have a problem picking a boot that's priced less than what I bid. Truthfully, I didn't expect to win and so I just want to pick what would fit into my rotation best and something I'd really enjoy. I was drawn to the chukka as well but I haven't had much success getting chukkas to work well with my feet. Maybe I'll try again some day.
Here is my shortlist right now:
- black pit tanned bison
- Italian tan horsehide (gyw)
- black moose leather (gyw)
I wasn't considering the coffee chromepak because I've got quite a few CXL boots in a similar color (other brands). And although the Italian grey calf says "grey", the color is not that different from my olive Italian calf boots.
All my Vibergs are stitchdown and I don't have a problem with GYW so kind of thought of trying one of those.
Thanks for your thoughtful input. The tan horsehide might be leading the pack right now...