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Grain going in different directions.  Doesnt bother me a bit.

I think it's intentional. They made it a point to do this. Mine are the same, as are the stock photos.

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Thanks guys, I tried 2030 and 2040, both are too narrow/low volume in the front.

110 width is great on the forefoot, small amount of rubbing at the big toe due to the slight taper but it should go away. I guess I'm wondering if how close 1035/2045 fit in width or volume? I can sacrifice a little room at the ball but not much.

1035 fits similar in width to 110 & 2045. In fact it is slightly longer than 2045 & 110. It's the only last i can size down half a size.

I can't wear 2030 as the taper is too much.

1035 is my best fitting last and fits great.

I feel like 2040 is lower volume and a little more snug than 1035 in the forefoot.
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Cheers guys, I'll see if I can't find some 2045/1035 to try out. If not I'll just have to take a chance.

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For one, you obviously don't even know what passive aggressive means. So I'd stop using that term if I were you. For two, you offer the excuse that you did an uneven polish job, then the very next sentence you admit you like the uneven character of the leather. So which is it?

 

Anyway, 90% of my posts are not antagonistic. Quit pulling numbers out of your ass. 

 

And yes, I wouldn't wear them. You would. Great. But last I checked, everyone doesn't have to own things to be allowed to have an opinion. I mean, why'd you post them if not to share and hear feedback? Unless you're just that vain and think the forum exists solely for you to post things and no one can chime in. Welcome to democracy and free speech.

I have to say, what's the point? To me, that's like walking into a restaurant and going over to someone's table and being like, "Wow, I wouldn't have chosen to eat that. That looks disgusting. And that beer, wow, poor choice." Or maybe a better example is going to someone's Facebook profile and commenting on their picture, "I wouldn't wear that shirt. It's ugly." There's just no point in being negative about something that doesn't concern you when they're not asking for opinions. Free speech, sure, but it's pointlessly being a dick about someone's $700 purchase.

 

For what it's worth, I think the nuances of leather is one of the best parts about it. If you want a perfectly identical pair of shoes with no flaws, buy some Nikes or something else made by a machine that doesn't make mistakes and uses synthetic materials.

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I have to say, what's the point? To me, that's like walking into a restaurant and going over to someone's table and being like, "Wow, I wouldn't have chosen to eat that. That looks disgusting. And that beer, wow, poor choice." Or maybe a better example is going to someone's Facebook profile and commenting on their picture, "I wouldn't wear that shirt. It's ugly." There's just no point in being negative about something that doesn't concern you when they're not asking for opinions. Free speech, sure, but it's pointlessly being a dick about someone's $700 purchase.

For what it's worth, I think the nuances of leather is one of the best parts about it. If you want a perfectly identical pair of shoes with no flaws, buy some Nikes or something else made by a machine that doesn't make mistakes and uses synthetic materials.

I agree full-heartedly. Just because somebody has a right to say or do something, does not mean he is right to do or say it.

It is tremendously easy to dish out negativity, insults, and hate, but it accomplishes little, except making people feel bad. Nothing is perfect, so there is always a valid, if unhelpful, criticism that one can make.

I love my Vibergs, but they have minor flaws...the overall result is what matters; that overall result is excellent.

There are diplomatic and useful ways to talk about how things could be improved. There are gentle ways to question the look of something. For example, regarding Aviv's wonderful boots, once could have asked him, "Have you noticed the slight color difference between the boots? If you have, does it matter to you?"

I, frankly, wouldn't even have asked that, but it would have communicated that one noticed the color difference and was potentially troubled by it, without insulting the man.

Everybody notices and is troubled by different irregularities. If one can't tolerate any irregularities, one can go with Nike's, as suggested above, or pay $7,000 for a pair of bespoke boots from somebody like John Lobb Paris.

At the very least, one would probably be happier to have realistic expectations for boots like Vibergs. This means not screaming "bloody murder" over a QC issue--especially before giving them time to resolve it--or telling other guys you think their boots don't look good enough for you to wear.
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... If you want a perfectly identical pair of shoes with no flaws, buy some Nikes or something else made by a machine that doesn't make mistakes and uses synthetic materials...

 

you dont have to go all the way down to nike to find matched uppers.

I get the aesthetic thing (as @gsgleason pointed out), and your arguing for a positive tone on the forum :cheers:- but if you think you have to get "synthetic materials" to have reasonably matched uppers, you ought to at least check out some northampton bootmakers and disabuse yourself of that notion :)

 

 

edit: by "aesthetic thing" I was referring to the mismatched uppers being an aesthetic choice.

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... If you want a perfectly identical pair of shoes with no flaws, buy some Nikes or something else made by a machine that doesn't make mistakes and uses synthetic materials...

you dont have to go all the way down to nike to find matched uppers.
I get the aesthetic thing (as @gsgleason
pointed out), and your arguing for a positive tone on the forum cheers.gif - but if you think you have to get "synthetic materials" to have reasonably matched uppers, you ought to at least check out some northampton bootmakers and disabuse yourself of that notion smile.gif

I'm confused. What did I point out?
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I'm confused. What did I point out?

 

that the mismatched uppers are an aesthetic choice.

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you dont have to go all the way down to nike to find matched uppers.

I get the aesthetic thing (as @gsgleason pointed out), and your arguing for a positive tone on the forum :cheers:- but if you think you have to get "synthetic materials" to have reasonably matched uppers, you ought to at least check out some northampton bootmakers and disabuse yourself of that notion :)

Fair enough. It was an extreme assertion. I meant it more in the sense of if you can't tolerate any irregularities ever, something like that is the way to go. I have two pairs of Vibergs that are seemingly perfect in every way, so I know it's very possible even with leather and handcrafted. 

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It would be hard to get an honest review here. Most negative comments get ignored or dog piled on, to the point where they are unwelcome. Even when you own the pair in question.
I welcome all opinions.
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It would be hard to get an honest review here. Most negative comments get ignored or dog piled on, to the point where they are unwelcome. Even when you own the pair in question.
I welcome all opinions.

It's not that criticism or negative comments don't have their place. It's just that they're pointlessly dickish in all other circumstances. If you post your boots and say, "What do people think of these? I am not sure how I feel about them. Thoughts?" and then someone replies, "I wouldn't wear them because of the difference in colors of the upper," etc, that's fine because they asked for opinions and got one. I see things all day long that don't appeal to me, but what's the point in letting someone know that I don't like it except to try and make them feel bad about their purchase? There was just no benefit or purpose to his comment, which is what the problem is. Criticism, while hard to swallow sometimes, can be beneficial when done right. If someone posts a fit and you reply, "Those boots don't go well with those pants," it's not exactly a nice thing to say, but at least there's a point to it and it might benefit the person who posted the fit if they're right.

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I just got a pair of Viberg styleforum special orders, "Gandalf the Grey", sweet grey boots for sure, but they had blemishes that would easily put them on the "seconds" rack in a $100 pair of shoes, and one panel that was a completely different color, more of a tan than grey.

 

Yes, variations in leather and such are to be expected, but at any price you expect them to toss leather that's not even the specified color.


VERY disappointing.

 

I ordered some Saphir grey polish and waxes, dyed it back to uniform, waxed it up to shiny and they look awesome again, very happy with them, but it certainly detracts from the customer experience to have to correct new boots.

 

Lace holes being that off? I think in your case, you can't correct that. You can live with it, and be forever annoyed, or you can return it. I'd return it. You're paying for better quality than messed up holing, that's just wrong.

 

Will I buy Viberg again? Well, I DO still need brown boots, but I'll certainly consider other brands more than before this.

 

excuse the horrid pic, there are many more in case anyone's really interested though.

 

http://i.imgur.com/odMEYqR.jpg

 

--Alex

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Gandalf the Grey

 

Once I evened out the grey/made the tan panel grey, these are some awesome and different boots, I really dig.

 

Imgur gallery

 

http://imgur.com/a/JrVLr

 

laces are my addition, TZ laces off amazon. a tiny bit of blue, I'm still looking for waxed flat without any blue though if anyone has a line on them?

 

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You did an excellent job Alex.
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Thanks!

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