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Would it help to place heel pads? Maybe even tongue pads?

Amazon sells em.

I find the heel pads make things worse. If the problem is chafing- definitely look into sock options. Everyone is different of course.
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Natural CXL HoF Remix boots. Loving the color on these. A couple pictures in different light. Fok, big thanks for making these happen.



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Those look great Raneleigh.

Looking at the colors, and I haven't gotten my Route 10's yet, I'm sorta wishing I got the Aged bark instead. As the Route 10's,and correct me if I'm wrong, look to be a color match to the brown latigo half Japanese and garage boots.

Is that so?


Left to right:

Aged Bark, Garage Boots, Route 10, Half Japanese


Not the best photo, but you get the idea.  The Route 10's aren't an exact color match to the Garage Boots or Half Japanese, the tone is similar (not warm like the Aged Bark), but they are definitely lighter.  The color isn't like anything else that I own.  Having said that, CXL does tend to darken with age, so in time the color may match closer to the others.  I do generally prefer a chukka to a boot or shoe, so I'm happy to have them regardless of color just for the style alone.  

 

Do keep in mind that the Aged Bark darkens too with age.

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Left to right:
Aged Bark, Garage Boots, Route 10, Half Japanese




Not the best photo, but you get the idea.  The Route 10's aren't an exact color match to the Garage Boots or Half Japanese, the tone is similar (not warm like the Aged Bark), but they are definitely lighter.  The color isn't like anything else that I own.  Having said that, CXL does tend to darken with age, so in time the color may match closer to the others.  I do generally prefer a chukka to a boot or shoe, so I'm happy to have them regardless of color just for the style alone.  

Do keep in mind that the Aged Bark darkens too with age.
Thanks Raneleigh.

With that photo, I really like the color of the Route 10's. Thanks. Is it possible to somehow maintain the color or even lighten it in time? Sun?

I'm curious why your Chukka preference over boots/shoes.
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Thanks Raneleigh.

With that photo, I really like the color of the Route 10's. Thanks. Is it possible to somehow maintain the color or even lighten it in time? Sun?

I'm curious why your Chukka preference over boots/shoes.


If you don't treat CXL with any cremes or oils (it's a very oily leather anyway), then it doesn't darken as quickly.  It is prone to surface scratches - even when lacing them my fingernail brushed across them and left a mark (don't worry, aged bark does the same thing), but you can rub those out with your fingers.  But even oils from your hands can darken the leather over time.  I am not aware of anything specifically that will lighten them.  I wouldn't worry about it too much - just let them do their thing and enjoy.  It is a very rich, gorgeous leather and color.

 

I have always preferred chukkas over anything else - my whole life.  I think it's because I love the look of boots and chukkas look like that but are more comfortable to me because they are shorter.  I also live in a warm climate, so chukkas are a bit more practical most of the year than boots.  And I prefer them over shoes because they are taller and look great with jeans.  Before I discovered Viberg, I had at least a half dozen pairs of various brands of desert boots in my closet.  And now...well, I still have at least a half dozen pairs plus 3 pairs of Viberg chukkas!  But those other brands don't see much wear anymore because I usually grab my Vibergs.

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No desire for a leather with creases/wrinkles embedded all over it. Interesting leathers like bison/ostrich/gator/snake/unicorn not my cup of tea. BUT! I'm down for another engineer in Tobacco Chamois w/ partial toe

^ I second stickydonk's proposal.

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If you don't treat CXL with any cremes or oils (it's a very oily leather anyway), then it doesn't darken as quickly.  It is prone to surface scratches - even when lacing them my fingernail brushed across them and left a mark (don't worry, aged bark does the same thing), but you can rub those out with your fingers.  But even oils from your hands can darken the leather over time.  I am not aware of anything specifically that will lighten them.  I wouldn't worry about it too much - just let them do their thing and enjoy.  It is a very rich, gorgeous leather and color.

I have always preferred chukkas over anything else - my whole life.  I think it's because I love the look of boots and chukkas look like that but are more comfortable to me because they are shorter.  I also live in a warm climate, so chukkas are a bit more practical most of the year than boots.  And I prefer them over shoes because they are taller and look great with jeans.  Before I discovered Viberg, I had at least a half dozen pairs of various brands of desert boots in my closet.  And now...well, I still have at least a half dozen pairs plus 3 pairs of Viberg chukkas!  But those other brands don't see much wear anymore because I usually grab my Vibergs.

Garage boots with dainite in a 3 hour walk around on a beautiful South Florida afternoon.. Pretty much as comfortable as the commando sole.

Boots are super comfortable for me. Looking forward to my first Viberg Chukkas to compare.

I need to beat these up a lot more though.
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I'd bet money they are 110.  That's exactly what all my 110 chukkas look like.  No way it's 2030 or 1035.  Leather is Copper Task according to the site.

I would agree - 110s.   If they are 2030s, there will be a pair of size 10s on ebay about 30 seconds after I open them.   

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Viberg hit it out of the park with these Chukkas!  Here they are side by side, Aged Bark on left and Route 10 (natural CXL grain side) on right:

 

 

My first impression is that they feel a lot like mini boots, which I guess a chukka is, but these are especially heavy duty/chunky and I suspect people will think you're wearing boots under those jeans...which is a good thing!  They look amazing, feel rugged and you are definitely not seeing anyone else wearing anything like these, that's for sure!

 

Some more of the Route 10:

 

 

And the Aged Bark:

 

 

When comparing them to my original pair of aged bark chukkas with the dainite sole, this version definitely feels chunkier.  The sole is actually about a millimeter deeper and the heel is significantly deeper by about a quarter inch!  Definitely more boot like...

 

GMTO on right, original on left:

 

GMTO on top, original on bottom:

 

This is a reminder of why I love Viberg so damn much (not that I ever need a reminder of that!).  No one makes 'em like this!

These are really nice.   Should have bought them both.   

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Originally Posted by Raneleigh View Post
 


If you don't treat CXL with any cremes or oils (it's a very oily leather anyway), then it doesn't darken as quickly.  It is prone to surface scratches - even when lacing them my fingernail brushed across them and left a mark (don't worry, aged bark does the same thing), but you can rub those out with your fingers.  But even oils from your hands can darken the leather over time.  I am not aware of anything specifically that will lighten them.  I wouldn't worry about it too much - just let them do their thing and enjoy.  It is a very rich, gorgeous leather and color.

 

I have always preferred chukkas over anything else - my whole life.  I think it's because I love the look of boots and chukkas look like that but are more comfortable to me because they are shorter.  I also live in a warm climate, so chukkas are a bit more practical most of the year than boots.  And I prefer them over shoes because they are taller and look great with jeans.  Before I discovered Viberg, I had at least a half dozen pairs of various brands of desert boots in my closet.  And now...well, I still have at least a half dozen pairs plus 3 pairs of Viberg chukkas!  But those other brands don't see much wear anymore because I usually grab my Vibergs.

I'm with you on that.  I live in Nashville and wear chukkas or oxfords all of the time - especially in the summer.   I have 6 pairs of VB chukkas, including the Nigel Cabourn models, all on 110s.  They're easier to kick off and on if you want to relax and I wear them occasinally without socks.   Getting service boots off and on feels like a real project sometimes.  Should have bought the GMTOs.   

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The aged bark chukka came out real nice. Count me as another regretful non participant. And pretty damned impressed by the hopper as well. Nice designs.
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