Originally Posted by Simplicio
Originally Posted by Dpalaghiuc
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.
Thanks for posting. This is useful because I'm trying to decide about the 2030 last sizing (for the SF special order). I wear a 9D Barrie, 9.5D Aberdeen in Alden. I am TTS 9.5US and 8.5UK. I have been thinking that I should go with 8.5 in the 2030, instead of the 9.0. I am sure that they would not be too short in the toe box, I just worry that the ball of my foot would be too far forward, or that they might be too narrow. It is interesting that you have two models in 9.0 and 8.5, and you think you can wear them both. Where is the tightness that you feel? In the width or on the top of the foot?
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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