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post #15106 of 19320
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Originally Posted by Aviv View Post

rotflmao.gif Man. The responses on this forum crack me up. Viberg is an internationally sought after brand with near cult-like following. Just look through instagram. They have many, many customers who know nothing about this silly place. When people come on here and flip their lids over so called QC issues it can be helpful and enlightening, but also a lot of steam (or typing) being blown. It's hardly an indictment of the company (nor is their "fate" in jeopardy). I think it's no wonder why Guy from Viberg stopped engaging directly with people on here. Too bad. 

Bottom line: I promise you know one is going to see these past few posts and think, "man, I had better think twice about Viberg!" Not to mention one of the guys who posted his boonies with the crease admittedly only wears them once a week. No wonder they haven't changed much. Don't get me started on the 5+ boot rotation again...

Hey Aviv, throw a brand new unworn creased up pair of Vibergs on Ebay or Grailed. I guarantee ya won't get what u originally paid for them.

For those that want some flawles boots check out Brian the Bootmaker @ roleclub.com. He's got lace-up boots and new lasts in the works. After making a visit to his shop in LA and placing an order I can vouch that his shit is unreal. And you can get anything you want just the way u like it. Straight up custom. IMO his prices are a steal for what u get.
post #15107 of 19320
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Originally Posted by janoy89 View Post
 


Who flipped their lid? Most of these issues don't bother me but it doesn't mean they shouldn't be talked about. Coming to their aid every time someone makes a criticism makes you sound like one of those "cult-like followers".


I never said they shouldn't be talked about. I even said it is helpful. I've complained myself about stuff. Not sure voicing my opinion is really me coming to Viberg's aid. I doubt anyone here could really help in such ways. I also never said they shouldn't be criticized. I just think the degree to which things are scrutinized and discussed in such dramatic language is amusing. Despite the number of followers this forum boasts, it's still a very small world. 

 

Again - I am not at all surprised Viberg does not want to continue the MTO. I bet it has a lot to do with these kind of things (I'm to blame as well, as I complain about not getting small specs I want, etc). 

post #15108 of 19320
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Originally Posted by stickydonk View Post


Hey Aviv, throw a brand new unworn creased up pair of Vibergs on Ebay or Grailed. I guarantee ya won't get what u originally paid for them.

For those that want some flawles boots check out Brian the Bootmaker @ roleclub.com. He's got lace-up boots and new lasts in the works. After making a visit to his shop in LA and placing an order I can vouch that his shit is unreal. And you can get anything you want just the way u like it. Straight up custom. IMO his prices are a steal for what u get.


Not sure what your point is about grailed. Creases or not Vibergs don't tend to sell at retail second hand, which makes sense to me in general. 

 

Brian the Bootmaker is a one man operation and not really a comparison to a major operation like Viberg. If they made boots like that the prices would be 3 times as much. Not sure what your point is here either. Apples and oranges. 

post #15109 of 19320
Dainite with no toe cap.

I have two pairs with leather soles and would avoid buying any more with leather soles, too heavy and lacking grip.

Dainite / vibram / commando / corded are all better options in my view on a work boot.


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Originally Posted by ATLVol View Post

Trying to choose between the following make ups.....they appear to be the same other than the sole (leather - 1 / danite - 2) and plain toe vs cap toe.....thoughts from the forum?

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post #15110 of 19320
It took a couple wears, but I became a fan of the leather sole, if grip isn't an issue. I would never wear for my work.
post #15111 of 19320
The best customers are the ones who give honest constructive feedback. Sugar coating and or ignoring is not going to help Viberg improve and be continue to be at the top of their game. I get some people here complain about small literally microscopic issues. My point is, if you go to a store and the shoe has a permanent deep scratch across the toe you probably wouldn't buy it. And if they don't have any others in your size you'd walk out empty handed. If this was a consistent issue, I'd contact the manufacturer and hopefully they would modify there supply chain and then other potential /future customers would be impervious to growing pains of a small artisanal luxury brand.

If that model doesn't work for anyone, then that's their choice, yet, I find it all general common sense and the people who want to complain about complainers will do it no matter what.
post #15112 of 19320
Assuming the mark on the vamp comes from the leather being folded up, as shown in the cey helpful photo above, I would advise Viberg try the following: Wrap a rubber hose or even a rolled-up piece of leather around the front of the boot and then clamp it tightly underneath the boot. That way, no crease will form because the vamp leather will follow a gentler curve.
post #15113 of 19320
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Originally Posted by stickydonk View Post

Really?? If I produced anything less than perfect work in my business I'd be in prison and sued till the end of my natutal life. So I expect the same with any other transaction in my life.

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post #15114 of 19320
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Originally Posted by andrewp75 View Post

The best customers are the ones who give honest constructive feedback. Sugar coating and or ignoring is not going to help Viberg improve and be continue to be at the top of their game. I get some people here complain about small literally microscopic issues. My point is, if you go to a store and the shoe has a permanent deep scratch across the toe you probably wouldn't buy it. And if they don't have any others in your size you'd walk out empty handed. If this was a consistent issue, I'd contact the manufacturer and hopefully they would modify there supply chain and then other potential /future customers would be impervious to growing pains of a small artisanal luxury brand.

If that model doesn't work for anyone, then that's their choice, yet, I find it all general common sense and the people who want to complain about complainers will do it no matter what.

No one sugar coated anything. I'm sure Viberg will take all of your suggestions and construction tips into account for the future fate of their brand and image. Make sure you keep filling this thread up with them! laugh.gif
post #15115 of 19320
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Originally Posted by ShootThePier View Post

It took a couple wears, but I became a fan of the leather sole, if grip isn't an issue. I would never wear for my work.

I like leather on a dress shoe, but in wet / muddy British winters they were a bit inpractical, however i do prefer the profile of the Boondocker with a double leather sole (or corded), as Dainite is just a bit too slim a profile.

I did this to mine to to help with durability and grip a little.

On a separate issue, can any one recommend how i darken the side of the leather sole to match the heel area?





post #15116 of 19320
@wms68

Allen edmonds makes a bunch of different edge dressing colors...you can probably start with chili color. You VA give the edge a light sanding prior...apply edge dressing and wipe off excess....the wipe off method will allow you to gradually darken the edge as opposed to making it dark in one pass
post #15117 of 19320
@wms68

Exactly! My work is always in close proximity to mud or wet. Two conditions that take the joy out of the leather sole.
Edited by ShootThePier - 1/12/16 at 9:14am
post #15118 of 19320
The more I wear these, the more I want to wear them. Between this pair of Leffot service boots and my pair in Chicago Tan Latigo, I haven't reached for much else since the weather turned cold.

After a very light coat of VSC and some brushing:





I hope everyone's week is going well, as always.
post #15119 of 19320
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Originally Posted by meso View Post

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Originally Posted by stickydonk View Post

Really?? If I produced anything less than perfect work in my business I'd be in prison and sued till the end of my natutal life. So I expect the same with any other transaction in my life.

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I know, right?
post #15120 of 19320
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Originally Posted by gsgleason View Post

I know, right?
Some industries have much higher standards, Sticky's being one of them I guess.
Edited by ShootThePier - 1/13/16 at 4:14pm
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