My new customs. Second pair of Vibergs for me.
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These look great.
Chukka, No.8 Cordovan, Tan Lining, Dainite Sole/Heel, 2030 Last, No Box Toe. SIZE 8.5D purchased from last sample sale (no I will not sell them)
Self Edge x Dry Bones (SEXDB19) Jeans look amazing glad I picked them up, no buyers remorse at all!
Horween one piece Shell Cordovan belt #4 (#8 does not match this Viberg shade)
To give you guys an idea on the 2030 last fitting, I am a 10W TTS athletic running shoes, 9.0D-9.5D Alden Berrie, Truebalance, Modified lasts and a 10D Plaza last.
The Viberg 2030 in Size 8.5 fits fine, yes its tight with my wide feet but it is bearable.
I do have the black Shell Cordovan service boots 2030 size 9D and the tightness is just the same.
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Contact Viberg directly. Either Morgan or Brett. These are very new lasts. I was advised to go the same size as my 110, which worked for me. And yes, I think 2045 and 2040 would be the same size as well. I believe the only one some can size down on (half size) is the 2030. Although, I would probably still go with my standard 11.5. For reference, I'm also a 11.5 in Red Wing Gentleman Travelers, Iron Rangers, and Alden Barrie/Trubalance. Although, I don't own any Aldens, but have tried many on. I was never comfortable with their attention to quality. Everyone of the pairs I got had some type of issue. Anyway, neither here nor there.
I own four pairs of Viberg shoes
1.) Viberg Boondocker not sure the Last, size 8.5 fit great
2.) Viberg Chukka cordovan 2030 Last size 8.5d fit ok bearable
3.)Black shell cordovan service boot 2030 last size 9 fit ok but like the 8.5 better
4.) Oxford (Sample Pattern), Natural Aniline CXL Roughout, Tan Lining, Leather Sole/Dovetail Heel, 2040 Last, No Box Toe, size 9 fit ok
So far the 8.5 fit best, the toe box including both sides of the ball of my foot is a little tight but not painful. No blisters have developed or joint pain.. Just wear thin socks.
On the other hand, my 2030 size 9.0 service boot fits much worse (both sides on the ball of my foot). It is a little too tight and I would need to wear moleskin or a great pair of socks to prevent blisters from devolving. I wore these boots for about 4 hours around he house and had to take them off due to the foot pain and hot spots around the ball of my foot.
I can still wear the 9.0d in size 2030 but would prefer a 8.5, hope this explanation assists you on your decision.
By the way if any of you are still on the fence http://www.manufactum.co.uk/viberg-shell-cordovan-boot-p1459459/ they look amazing in person. Pics included!
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