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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!


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I just pulled the trigger on the 14oz copper task chukkas, hoping they are on the 110 as others guess, and the last works with my foot. At that price worth the gamble. The description after checkout was "CHUKKA-COPPER-TASK-2000068120564-EBONY-ESSEXX-8.5", which makes me wonder if the leather isn't Horween Ebony Essex... Viberg has used the Ebony Latigo before as well so possibly that?

post #15948 of 19340
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I find the heel pads make things worse. If the problem is chafing- definitely look into sock options. Everyone is different of course.


Try double layer socks to reduce friction. For example wrightsock.

post #15949 of 19340
I got the Aged Bark chukkas delivered yesterday. They look pretty good, except the toe on the left boot is dark. I am not sure why. It's like someone burnished that one spot. If I bought these from a normal retailed I'd probably ask for an exchange. I am assuming that's not possible here.

I tried them on that they're very loose. I've got very skinny ankles, and even if I tighten them as much as I can, wearing thick wool socks, they is quite a bit of heel slip. This was my first 110 lasted boot, and I'm not sure if they're going to work out or not.
post #15950 of 19340
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I got the Aged Bark chukkas delivered yesterday. They look pretty good, except the toe on the left boot is dark. I am not sure why. It's like someone burnished that one spot. If I bought these from a normal retailed I'd probably ask for an exchange. I am assuming that's not possible here.

I tried them on that they're very loose. I've got very skinny ankles, and even if I tighten them as much as I can, wearing thick wool socks, they is quite a bit of heel slip. This was my first 110 lasted boot, and I'm not sure if they're going to work out or not.

did you size down from your regular Viberg size?
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Originally Posted by gsgleason View Post

I got the Aged Bark chukkas delivered yesterday. They look pretty good, except the toe on the left boot is dark. I am not sure why. It's like someone burnished that one spot. If I bought these from a normal retailed I'd probably ask for an exchange. I am assuming that's not possible here.

I tried them on that they're very loose. I've got very skinny ankles, and even if I tighten them as much as I can, wearing thick wool socks, they is quite a bit of heel slip. This was my first 110 lasted boot, and I'm not sure if they're going to work out or not.

did you size down from your regular Viberg size?

No. After reading about others' experiences with the 110 last, I realized I needed to get the same, which is 11.5 (I'm a 12D Brannock).

1035 and 2040 fit well, and 2030, with it's tapered toe box, rubs against my big toe.

I still get a tiny bit of big toe rub, but not enough to matter that I can tell. I certainly couldn't go any smaller. It's just an issue with the instep and ankle being too big for me.

I was thinking a tongue pad may help with the heel slip, but it may not be worth attempting.

Super bummed about the dark spot on one of the toes, though.
post #15952 of 19340
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No. After reading about others' experiences with the 110 last, I realized I needed to get the same, which is 11.5 (I'm a 12D Brannock).

1035 and 2040 fit well, and 2030, with it's tapered toe box, rubs against my big toe.

I still get a tiny bit of big toe rub, but not enough to matter that I can tell. I certainly couldn't go any smaller. It's just an issue with the instep and ankle being too big for me.

I was thinking a tongue pad may help with the heel slip, but it may not be worth attempting.

Super bummed about the dark spot on one of the toes, though.


Like I said earlier - heel slip reduces with time. It's normal on any properly sized boot, at least to a certain degree. Just wear them until you really get the insole to mold to your foot. Once again the problem with owning too many Vibergs...

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When I first started wearing my leather soled Boondockers, the heel slip was enough to cause me significant pain in my heel at the base of the Achilles, where the boot was rubbing. Over a short period of time however, the leather sole broke in and lost its initial stiffness and the slip ceased to occur. Now they feel super comfortable. You just have to persevere. 

post #15954 of 19340
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I just pulled the trigger on the 14oz copper task chukkas, hoping they are on the 110 as others guess, and the last works with my foot. At that price worth the gamble. The description after checkout was "CHUKKA-COPPER-TASK-2000068120564-EBONY-ESSEXX-8.5", which makes me wonder if the leather isn't Horween Ebony Essex... Viberg has used the Ebony Latigo before as well so possibly that?

just send a link to Drew for confirmation. He replied the suede grey at 14oz is 2030 last.
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Well doesn't matter for me anymore, just got a refund from 14oz, I guess they sold out of the 8.5 and hadn't updated the website yet... Someone got them first!
post #15956 of 19340
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No. After reading about others' experiences with the 110 last, I realized I needed to get the same, which is 11.5 (I'm a 12D Brannock).

1035 and 2040 fit well, and 2030, with it's tapered toe box, rubs against my big toe.

I still get a tiny bit of big toe rub, but not enough to matter that I can tell. I certainly couldn't go any smaller. It's just an issue with the instep and ankle being too big for me.

I was thinking a tongue pad may help with the heel slip, but it may not be worth attempting.

Super bummed about the dark spot on one of the toes, though.


Like I said earlier - heel slip reduces with time. It's normal on any properly sized boot, at least to a certain degree. Just wear them until you really get the insole to mold to your foot. Once again the problem with owning too many Vibergs...

 

Day two of wearing the Aged Bark Chukkas and my left foot is slightly smaller than my right and for shits and giggles I just folded up a paper towel and put it in the shoe wear a tongue pad would go and it locked my heel in perfect. I was also able to lace these tighter today than on the first day and my heel slip has been reduced. I would suggest to anyone with heel slippage is to use the leather laces for a while until the aged Bark and sole break in- The leather laces allow you to lace the boot the boot much tighter initially than the round laces.

 

Mine got nice and wet in the rain this morning and dried perfect. Anyone with an older pair of Aged Bark care to chime on on how much leather stretch you can expect?

post #15957 of 19340
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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.




My HoF Remix land today.  Viberg also got a restock of the Country Derby in Brown waxed flesh restock...so I got those too.

I need to attend a help group for Viberg addition!

 

Steve


Edited by totalair1 - 2/29/16 at 9:06am
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These natty cxl from previous GMTO are really amazing. Hit them with some of the venetian cream they came with.. before&after:

 

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No. After reading about others' experiences with the 110 last, I realized I needed to get the same, which is 11.5 (I'm a 12D Brannock).


1035 and 2040 fit well, and 2030, with it's tapered toe box, rubs against my big toe.


I still get a tiny bit of big toe rub, but not enough to matter that I can tell. I certainly couldn't go any smaller. It's just an issue with the instep and ankle being too big for me.


I was thinking a tongue pad may help with the heel slip, but it may not be worth attempting.


Super bummed about the dark spot on one of the toes, though.


Like I said earlier - heel slip reduces with time. It's normal on any properly sized boot, at least to a certain degree. Just wear them until you really get the insole to mold to your foot. Once again the problem with owning too many Vibergs...

Day two of wearing the Aged Bark Chukkas and my left foot is slightly smaller than my right and for shits and giggles I just folded up a paper towel and put it in the shoe wear a tongue pad would go and it locked my heel in perfect. I was also able to lace these tighter today than on the first day and my heel slip has been reduced. I would suggest to anyone with heel slippage is to use the leather laces for a while until the aged Bark and sole break in- The leather laces allow you to lace the boot the boot much tighter initially than the round laces.

Mine got nice and wet in the rain this morning and dried perfect. Anyone with an older pair of Aged Bark care to chime on on how much leather stretch you can expect?

Great minds think alike. I fashioned some tongue pads out of felt I had laying around and put them in without any glue or anything. It helps. I think I'll get some of that 3mm wool felt that the guys at /r/goodyearwelt were discussing and glue them in.

I noticed that instead of a hidden eyelet it appears to be no eyelet at all.

I love the aged bark. I want more of it. I want a 2040 derby in it.
post #15960 of 19340

@gsgleason    I removed it after a few hours and I guess the leather loosened up some and I was able to pull the laces tight enough without it. I was just thinking about the eyelets and wondering/hoping that the tightness of the lace pull will not tear it. I don't have much experience with having to lace this tight. I guess will just monitor it and if I need to have some eyelets put in down the road. A 2040 derby would be cool

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