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post #15076 of 19305
I believe this is a shipping problem from the heel of one boot pressing into the toe of the other, Viberg for $800 per, I hope this is sorted soon

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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post

I preordered my size (only pair in my size) and when they arrived to R&H they were shipped straight to me so I do not believe that to be the case. They are approx 1" indents in the leather and not creases.

I've seen some pairs on IG with similar marks. Found this with a quick #viberg search, left boot, pretty much same mark and positioning. Very different than the creasing actually on the roght boot.

post #15077 of 19305
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Originally Posted by andrewp75 View Post

I believe this is a shipping problem from the heel of one boot pressing into the toe of the other, Viberg for $800 per, I hope this is sorted soon

@andrewp75 are u keeping them or sending back?

post #15078 of 19305
Here are mine, currently.
10 or so wears, and one application of Obenauf's grease so the creases don't dry out.


Close up

post #15079 of 19305
This thread leaves me with more questions than answers...
Why would you put Obenauf's on creases?
How could a boot heel press into the toebox in shipping since they aren't shipped like that?
post #15080 of 19305
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Originally Posted by meso View Post

This thread leaves me with more questions than answers...
Why would you put Obenauf's on creases?
How could a boot heel press into the toebox in shipping since they aren't shipped like that?

Maybe "creases" is the wrong word. It was a dried out straight line that was wrinkled or cracking. It looked as if it was drying out.
Shouldn't the real question be about quality control, rather than wait and see if customers are accepting of it? How about questioning Viberg. How can so many boots have an "irregularity" in the same spot, from different stockists, incuding .com, and the response is that it didn't leave the factory that way.
I wish I didn't have to look at my new boots and guess the right way to treat an irregularity so that it doesn't get worse.
What is the correct way to treat the issue?

post #15081 of 19305
Did anyone here pick up these derbies from the bureau? The last pair they have is in my size and heavily discounted. Been looking for a nice spring/summer shoe I can wear without socks. Should I jump on them? Just under $400 usd...

post #15082 of 19305
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Originally Posted by ShootThePier View Post

Maybe "creases" is the wrong word. It was a dried out straight line that was wrinkled or cracking. It looked as if it was drying out.
Shouldn't the real question be about quality control, rather than wait and see if customers are accepting of it? How about questioning Viberg. How can so many boots have an "irregularity" in the same spot, from different stockists, incuding .com, and the response is that it didn't leave the factory that way.
I wish I didn't have to look at my new boots and guess the right way to treat an irregularity so that it doesn't get worse.
What is the correct way to treat the issue? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

If I had to guess, it looks like an artifact of the boot lasting/construction process that comes out with some leathers. Pull-up leather will crease or mark like that if bent or clamped. Like in this pic from the lasting process:



Wouldn't be a deal-breaker to me personally, since it's right where boots naturally crease when worn, and I haven't seen it on the ten or so pairs I've bought. I'd probably put a light coating of saphir renovateur on them plus a light buffing and call it a day.

FWIW Obenauf's LP can saturate pull-up leathers and most types of uses (outside of heavy work environments) don't need that kind of conditioning. Plus haven't found it helps surface level issues, so I've stopped using it.
Edited by meso - 1/10/16 at 4:05pm
post #15083 of 19305
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Originally Posted by ShootThePier View Post

Maybe "creases" is the wrong word. It was a dried out straight line that was wrinkled or cracking. It looked as if it was drying out.
Shouldn't the real question be about quality control, rather than wait and see if customers are accepting of it? How about questioning Viberg. How can so many boots have an "irregularity" in the same spot, from different stockists, incuding .com, and the response is that it didn't leave the factory that way.
I wish I didn't have to look at my new boots and guess the right way to treat an irregularity so that it doesn't get worse.
What is the correct way to treat the issue?


Well said & totally agree
post #15084 of 19305
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Originally Posted by Aviv View Post

Did anyone here pick up these derbies from the bureau? The last pair they have is in my size and heavily discounted. Been looking for a nice spring/summer shoe I can wear without socks. Should I jump on them? Just under $400 usd...

So, I don't have that pair, but I had our GMTO in the 2030 last made with that ripple sole, and I wear them all summer with no socks.  They are about as comfortable as non-sneakers get.  I would buy without hesitation.

post #15085 of 19305
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
 

So, I don't have that pair, but I had our GMTO in the 2030 last made with that ripple sole, and I wear them all summer with no socks.  They are about as comfortable as non-sneakers get.  I would buy without hesitation.


Yup. Done and done.

post #15086 of 19305
Agreed as well. I think now that we have indentiifed this is a consistent problem in the construction process. When I contacted Viberg initially, they did offer a refund, but they were quick to blame inconsistent leather. It was obvious the mark was too uniform and made from a manmade object.
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Originally Posted by stickydonk View Post

Well said & totally agree
post #15087 of 19305
Well initially I was frustrated, I decided to keep them. The challenge is so many Viberg boots are one of a kind, or one in a couple of years. Not to metion I wear a 13 and maybe there are 2-3 made if I'm lucky. Most of my Vibergs turn into favorites, I would say the one that I'm still trying to get into more, are the tan calf 2030. I tried all the creams etc on the icy mocha, didn't help much, and all the messing with it made it a little worse initially.

I'm just happy to help Viberg get to the bottom of a major QC issue for me and then be able to continue to do the amazing things as a brand they are doing, and have flawless quality and design.
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Originally Posted by stickydonk View Post

@andrewp75
 are u keeping them or sending back?
post #15088 of 19305
Thing is every six months a new wave of bros starts buying high end workboots with unrealistic expectations of handmade boots being, in your words, "flawless"...
post #15089 of 19305
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Originally Posted by meso View Post

Thing is every six months a new wave of bros starts buying high end workboots with unrealistic expectations of handmade boots being, in your words, "flawless"...

Fucking exactly. This being both Viberg's curse and blessing.
post #15090 of 19305

i had that indent from a pair of brown cxl i had shipped directly from viberg. the shoes were ordered on the first day they were put up on the site so i think it might be a shipping issue. only had the indent on one side

 

i was thinking it might have something to do with the way they're packaged with the long tongue putting pressure on that spot when the box is shipped upright

 

i didnt really care about it because it got covered with my own feet creases when i wore them a few times

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