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post #15976 of 19331
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The Hopper: Styleforum X Viberg Engineer Boots in Tobacco Chamois
• 2005 Last
• Unstructured Toes
• Stitchdown
• Cats Paw + Vibram 705

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The Hoppers are amazing! U guys should consider re-doing them and getting onboard. Went with my regular size in Viberg and it worked out perfect
post #15977 of 19331
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@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

Mine are feeling a lot better already.

What do you think of these vibram half-soles, though? They're very hard and i make a horse clop sound when I walk, and it's a bit jarring. I think if I get these resoled I'll go with a wedge sole like the notre makeup.
post #15978 of 19331
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

@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

Mine are feeling a lot better already.

What do you think of these vibram half-soles, though? They're very hard and i make a horse clop sound when I walk, and it's a bit jarring. I think if I get these resoled I'll go with a wedge sole like the notre makeup.

 

I am ok with the sole - I don't seem to have that horse clop sound as I tend to hit my heel pretty heavy and sort of roll my foot down when I walk. I think it is also a reason I do not really slip in leather soled boots and shoes either. What I have noticed is the catspaw heel is not going to be all that durable though..comfortable but already can some slight wear. I don't mind though I am guessing that is easy enough to replace when the time comes.

 

I just saw on the Alden thread that someone had a half corded sole done to a boot...looked awesome.

post #15979 of 19331
Has anyone who ordered from 14 oz received their goods yet? Mine finally went out but this does NOT appear to be the usual DHL express...
post #15980 of 19331
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Originally Posted by gsgleason View Post


Mine are feeling a lot better already.

What do you think of these vibram half-soles, though? They're very hard and i make a horse clop sound when I walk, and it's a bit jarring. I think if I get these resoled I'll go with a wedge sole like the notre makeup.

 

You have to keep in mind that these are new and will break in.  As they break in, that clop sound will get less and heel slippage will get less.  These chukkas are a lot like short boots, not like the rubber soled chukkas that we all know so well.  These are also on the firm/solid extreme, much like the BCSK's or Garage Boots and they will take more time to break in.  But I'll bet that if you give it enough break in time, you won't want to resole and you will find all these issues resolved.  They will become one of your favorite pairs of shoes ever. But you have to stick it out and keep wearing them.

 

As for the Cat's Paw heel...it does wear more quickly than modern day equivalents.  It was made for standing/working on your feet all day and it's a bit softer (and more comfortable).  Back in the day, people would just have their local cobbler pop the old Cat's Paw heel off when it wore down and pop a new one on.  I have been using heel protectors on all my vintage Cat's Paw heels because I want to keep them for as long as possible.  But when the time eventually comes, I will replace them with something modern if I can't find a Cat's Paw replacement, no big deal.

post #15981 of 19331

Hi,

 

I'm new here. I found the forum & this thread while searching for info on Viberg work boots. I'm interested in the 148 boot so I'm hoping someone here can give some info on fitting compared to Wesco Jobmasters. I wear 11D; Viberg told me from info I gave them that a 10EE would probably work for me as their boots run 1 size larger than US but tend to be not as wide. That all makes sense but I wanted to minimize the chance of having to ship boots back to them for exchange.

 

This is the boot I'm interested in: http://workboot.com/products/viberg-148s

 

I currently wear Lace-to-Toe Jobmasters along with owning steel-toe JMs. I like the Sierra sole on the 148s; looks like it would be comfortable.

 

Thanks for any advice/help!

post #15982 of 19331
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post
 

Are there pics of these..?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BB8FrXuCglp/

post #15983 of 19331

I am glad that Waxy natural is essentially the same makeup as my natty cxl...between the 3sixteen boondocker and the Natty CXL I have...this will be too close to it...Though I think it looks fabulous!

post #15984 of 19331

My Hoppers are currently in the clutches of customs.

 

Personal imports to a value of $1000 (Australian), about $720 (US), are tax free. Unfortunately the boots come in over this, so I'm hoping that I escape any bills.

 

As for the waxed flesh, I'm hoping for another run of the Country Derbies. A boot on the 2040 last with the Commando sole would appeal.

post #15985 of 19331
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Originally Posted by Graemsay View Post

My Hoppers are currently in the clutches of customs.

Personal imports to a value of $1000 (Australian), about $720 (US), are tax free. Unfortunately the boots come in over this, so I'm hoping that I escape any bills.

As for the waxed flesh, I'm hoping for another run of the Country Derbies. A boot on the 2040 last with the Commando sole would appeal.

I ordered the Brown Waxed Flesh Country Derby this week, Viberg restocked a few sizes. Got an email today there was an inventory error, and then got a refund. Later today they emailed they found them in a place they did not expect. They sent an invoice and I paid again. I suspect a restock of the country Derby will happen fairly soon.

My HoF Remix in Natty CXL landed yesterday. Very nice!

Steve
post #15986 of 19331
post #15987 of 19331
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Waxed flesh this Friday

https://www.instagram.com/p/BCb4uSRrpqu/

That natural waxed flesh :o

post #15988 of 19331

What do your wrecking to 8 eyelets?  I’m thinking slightly clashing acethestic  next to rough out waxed!! leather!  I prefer 7 eyelets for rough outs.  There are other mark ups going to other shops.

post #15989 of 19331
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Originally Posted by Aviv View Post

Has anyone who ordered from 14 oz received their goods yet? Mine finally went out but this does NOT appear to be the usual DHL express...

My order shows as still being processed in Germany. But I received a tracking number from DHL for transfer to USPS for delivery.  I've never ordered from 14oz before, so I don't know if that is standard for deliveries to the US.

post #15990 of 19331
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Originally Posted by loanshark View Post

My order shows as still being processed in Germany. But I received a tracking number from DHL for transfer to USPS for delivery.  I've never ordered from 14oz before, so I don't know if that is standard for deliveries to the US.

I just learned (from DHL) that they also act as Germany's regular mail decliners system- so 14 oz basically sent these out through regular mail. Mine has been updated with a new tracking number I can search on usps.com. It should start with a CL. Hopefully I'll see them this week!
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