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post #15811 of 19590
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Originally Posted by Whirling View Post





As illustrated above, I decided I would like another pair of Vibergs, after really enjoying my Viberg 151Xes.  My 151Xes are 9.5D and fit pretty well, but I felt I could use a touch more length.  Also, though not a big concern, I felt I wanted something a tad smaller in width/volume.  Viberg doesn't do a C width, but they will do a B width.  I was a bit worried that that would be too narrow for me, but I felt I could give it a try--especially because I prefer thin socks, even with heavy boots, due to my feet always being hot and sweaty. 

I had called and was prepared to wait for four or five months to get my boots.  Then, when I called back, it was suggested that I send in a ton of measurements to make sure that the custom-ordered boots would fit.   I then noticed on their website that they had a single pair of Viberg 251Xes available in a 10B, ready-to-go.  As they normally don't stock any X versions of their 251, and certainly not in a B width, these must have been a custom-order that fell through for some reason or didn't fit the original purchaser.  I can say there weren't any signs of them even being tried on, so who can say?

I ordered them on a Monday and they arrived in Philadelphia on Friday, which is pretty darn quick.  I am glad to say that they fit wonderfully.  I thought the 9.5D felt great, but these are even better.  Frankly, they are only a little narrower than the 9.5D, which was good for me.  I can still wear them with the sole inserts and medium-weight socks.  The water buffalo leather is almost like a nubuck in its matte finish.

Some of the specs: 10"-tall workboot upper, black 8 oz. Water Buffalo, 100R Vibram Lug Sole (Fire and Ice compound), nailed construction, one extra heel lift compared to 151, actual "Topy" hard rubber piece nailed and glued under arch of sole (originally for durability standing on motorcycle pegs), steel "CSA" safety toe, black nylon laces, antique brass eyelets and hooks (as opposed to the usual bright brass).

Although it doesn't bug me much, I did notice that the fully-gusseted tongues don't quite reach to the top of the boot.  They were clearly made this way on purpose, so I bet it was requested by whoever originally ordered them.  I am not sure why, but it's not an issue because I wouldn't generally lace them through the top eyelet anyway.  Also, I noticed the tongue leather is a bit heavier and stiffer than the tongue leather on the 151Xes. 

Went for a hike in them prior to the photo above.  I find them comfortable right from the start, but that seems to be common for me.  Even heavy boots that are supposed to require a lot of break-in tend to feel comfortable from the start for me.  This is probably related to my low-volume feet...

Now, I do realize that this forum is really about the fashion Vibergs, but I can tell you the work boots are really incredibly satisfying.  They are super high quality.  The nailed construction is a true throwback method and not available from much of anywhere else (that I know of).  Also, they cost less than the fashion Vibergs, especially with the weak Canadian dollar.  If any of you guys feel at all tempted by these heavy-duty boots, I bet you would be satisfied...
Amazing! If only they existed in other colors than black...
post #15812 of 19590
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Amazing! If only they existed in other colors than black...


Maybe I shouldn't share this here, but Viberg still does MTO on their work/outdoors boots.  One might get a different answer depending on who answers the phone there, but you should also be able to get these in black rough-out, brown, or "red dog" heavy oiled leathers.  I haven't done it, but they will still accept tracings and customize the boots for your feet, if necessary.  You certainly don't need to get the steel toe, either.  Wait time was quoted as 4-5 months by one person there and 16 weeks by another.

 

Again, for their intended use outdoors for work or pleasure, the Vibergs are truly superb boots.  They nailed construction boots are about as solid as anything you could ever hope to wear on your feet...which could also be construed as a downside, as they are rather heavy--close to 1.7 kilograms each (3.4 kg/pair). 

post #15813 of 19590
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Originally Posted by wms68 View Post

This seems to be the case on any Vibergs (Service Boots / Chukka's / Oxfords) I have with a Vibram sole.
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I never noticed that the outer rapid stitch on the mini ripple goes all the way around. It's a nice touch, even if it's purely aesthetic
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The 360• stitch has its purpose__ It attaches & secure [the uppers] to the white midsole, w/c is then cemented to the full unit Chrysty sole ... Unlike the usual sole construction, where the midsole + outsole are glued together & stitched upto the bridge [front of heel] & then the heel unit is glued+nailed down.
post #15814 of 19590

A bunch of Vibergs are on sale at 14oz, limited sizes though. Wish those Navy Service Boots and Brown Waxed Flesh Country Boots were available in my size. Have fun

 

€499.90 minus 19% vat is a steal

 

http://www.14oz.com/brands/viberg.html


Edited by BurntPockets - 2/24/16 at 9:45am
post #15815 of 19590
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Originally Posted by BurntPockets View Post

A bunch of Vibergs are on sale at 14oz, limited sizes though. Wish those Navy Service Boots and Brown Waxed Flex Country Boots were available in my size. Have fun
€499.90 minus 19% vat is a steal

http://www.14oz.com/brands/viberg.html

14oz does not remove VAT to USA
post #15816 of 19590
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Originally Posted by Akeem View Post


14oz does not remove VAT to USA

 

It does for me, see screenshot. Price as advertised 499 euros, at check out it drops to 420 after using USA address.

 

post #15817 of 19590
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Originally Posted by BurntPockets View Post

A bunch of Vibergs are on sale at 14oz, limited sizes though. Wish those Navy Service Boots and Brown Waxed Flex Country Boots were available in my size. Have fun
€499.90 minus 19% vat is a steal


http://www.14oz.com/brands/viberg.html

My size available in the waxed flesh...tempting.
post #15818 of 19590
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Originally Posted by BurntPockets View Post

It does for me, see screenshot. Price as advertised 499 euros, at check out it drops to 420 after using USA address.



hmmm, they refused to remove the VAT last year. perhaps a change in policy.
post #15819 of 19590

Uhh yea just snagged the "copper task" chukka - which looks to actually be brown or natty cxl. either way what a fucking deal! 

post #15820 of 19590

Their sizing..it says listed in UK...I assume that means Vibergs Stamped size? Any know for sure?

post #15821 of 19590
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post
 

Their sizing..it says listed in UK...I assume that means Vibergs Stamped size? Any know for sure?


I hope so! Just emailed...

post #15822 of 19590

Bigfoots win again!

post #15823 of 19590
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Originally Posted by Aviv View Post
 


I hope so! Just emailed...


Yes.  UK size is Viberg size.  Fok told me that before I purchased the boondockers from Rivet & Hide.

 

I just purchased the derby in matte black calf.  It says its Goodyear welted but the pictures are clearly stitchdown.  Actually all their Viberg's are stitchdown, but are labeled GYW.

post #15824 of 19590
Best guess as to whether those chukkas listed as copper task are brown or natural Cxl? Either way they came to $446 shipped!
post #15825 of 19590

Viberg for Styleforum boots have arrived.  I repeat, the Eagle has landed.  We'll be trying to get all of these out tomorrow, but please be patient.  All of our all oncall people are a bit rusty, as it's been a while.

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

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