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post #1636 of 8364
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Originally Posted by johnnyrich7 View Post

From my personal experience it depends.

For the saddles shoes an 8 in the 2030 last works perfect.

However, for boots I go with an 8.5 and the fit is spot on.

For reference, I do pretty much the same thing with Alden shoes. 8D in Alden barrie lasted shoes and 8.5D in Alden barrie lasted boots. I think this is because with my barrie lasted shoes I wear thin dress socks, whereas with the boots I wear medium weight socks (usually anonymous ism socks). For reference, I measure a true size 9D on the brannock.

Hope that helps.

Thanks, can't decide if I should go 10 or 10.5UK

Normally 10.5 or 10E Barrie
10E Trubalance
post #1637 of 8364
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Thanks, can't decide if I should go 10 or 10.5UK

Normally 10.5 or 10E Barrie
10E Trubalance

This hinges upon whether you wear thick or thin socks in your 10 Trubalance, since you will need to wear thick socks with your Vibergs, dress socks won't cut it.

If you wear thick socks in your 10, then order the same in Viberg.

Basically Trubalance and Viberg's 2030 last fit very similar to me (in terms of sizing, both have differences in shape).

For reference: I'm 10 in Trubalance, 10 in 2030 and 110 Viberg.
post #1638 of 8364
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Originally Posted by johnnyrich7 View Post

If anyone is interested I can post shots of the shell boots in natural light as well. Anyone interested?

God no, I hate looking at pics of gorgeous Viberg boots in the Viberg thread!!!

Heh. Now THAT'S sarcasm fistbump.gif.

But seriously, post pics.
post #1639 of 8364
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Originally Posted by Arizor View Post

This hinges upon whether you wear thick or thin socks in your 10 Trubalance, since you will need to wear thick socks with your Vibergs, dress socks won't cut it.

If you wear thick socks in your 10, then order the same in Viberg.

Basically Trubalance and Viberg's 2030 last fit very similar to me (in terms of sizing, both have differences in shape).

For reference: I'm 10 in Trubalance, 10 in 2030 and 110 Viberg.

10E works with thicker socks, but seems like a lot of people feel 2030 is pretty narrow?
post #1640 of 8364
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

10E works with thicker socks, but seems like a lot of people feel 2030 is pretty narrow?

I think the narrowness may be a bit overstated. To add on my earlier post, I wear size 8.5D in my trubalance lasted Alden Indy boots, which I feel fit the same as my size 8.5 Viberg 2030 lasted boots.

Are you looking to do a mto, or order something from the web shop?
post #1641 of 8364
"Narrow" is relative, in this instance to Viberg's other lasts.

It's not narrow when compared to Alden lasts at all.
post #1642 of 8364
agreed. 2030 is not very narrow, unless you are comparing it to some other lasts such as 110 which is very wide and feels like EE
post #1643 of 8364

Well, except that Viberg is UK sizing, a half or full size larger, so for an 8.5 Viberg to fit like an 8.5 Alden boot then it probably is pretty narrow, since the comparable size for the Viberg would really be a 7.5 or 8...

 

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Originally Posted by johnnyrich7 View Post


I think the narrowness may be a bit overstated. To add on my earlier post, I wear size 8.5D in my trubalance lasted Alden Indy boots, which I feel fit the same as my size 8.5 Viberg 2030 lasted boots.

Are you looking to do a mto, or order something from the web shop?
post #1644 of 8364
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

Well, except that Viberg is UK sizing, a half or full size larger, so for an 8.5 Viberg to fit like an 8.5 Alden boot then it probably is pretty narrow, since the comparable size for the Viberg would really be a 7.5 or 8...

Viberg lasts are not based on nor do they have anything to do with U.K sizing. Would you say Wolverine 1000 Mile boots are U.K. sizing? No, of course not. But most people go one size to a full size down in the 1000 Mile boots. Although recommendations may be made using UK sizing as a reference, it would be the same thing as using Alden or Red Wing shoes/boots as a reference.

So, the 2030 fits pretty much the same as the barrie and trubalance. I think it is actually closer to the barrie last bc the trubalance can be a bit more blobby. Again, bc the Viberg lasts are not based on UK sizing I don't think your logic quite follows.

Now, I will say it is narrow compared to the 110 last or some other of the more full Viberg lasts.
post #1645 of 8364
Here are some natural light shots. Still a low sun bc it is morning, but I still think it shows the beauty of the shell:











post #1646 of 8364
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Originally Posted by johnnyrich7 View Post


Viberg lasts are not based on nor do they have anything to do with U.K sizing. Would you say Wolverine 1000 Mile boots are U.K. sizing? No, of course not. But most people go one size to a full size down in the 1000 Mile boots. Although recommendations may be made using UK sizing as a reference, it would be the same thing as using Alden or Red Wing shoes/boots as a reference.

So, the 2030 fits pretty much the same as the barrie and trubalance. I think it is actually closer to the barrie last bc the trubalance can be a bit more blobby. Again, bc the Viberg lasts are not based on UK sizing I don't think your logic quite follows.

Now, I will say it is narrow compared to the 110 last or some other of the more full Viberg lasts.

As far as I know, Viberg used UK-sizing in the past, and the boots still listed on the workboot.com site are sized as such (http://www.workboot.com/service-boots/viberg-155-smoke-jumper.html). This (http://www.freemanbrand.com/articles/viberg-old-oxford-two-tone-suede.html) article also mentions the use of UK-sizing.

 

I'm not sure if sizing has somehow changed, since folks are saying the 2030 last fits the same as the Trubalance last, which doesn't coincide with the UK-sizing. 

post #1647 of 8364
Anybody have vibergs and Aldens able to post a side by side pic?
post #1648 of 8364
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Originally Posted by misterjuiceman View Post

As far as I know, Viberg used UK-sizing in the past, and the boots still listed on the workboot.com site are sized as such (http://www.workboot.com/service-boots/viberg-155-smoke-jumper.html). This (http://www.freemanbrand.com/articles/viberg-old-oxford-two-tone-suede.html) article also mentions the use of UK-sizing.

I'm not sure if sizing has somehow changed, since folks are saying the 2030 last fits the same as the Trubalance last, which doesn't coincide with the UK-sizing. 

I won't speak for them, but I had a conversation with the guys at Viberg and was told the lasts are not made based on UK sizing. I think they reference UK sizing because a lot of their market is more familiar with UK sizing
post #1649 of 8364
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Originally Posted by johnnyrich7 View Post


I won't speak for them, but I had a conversation with the guys at Viberg and was told the lasts are not made based on UK sizing. I think they reference UK sizing because a lot of their market is more familiar with UK sizing

I just checked some old emails, and I was told directly by Morgan that Viberg Boots uses UK sizing. 

post #1650 of 8364
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Anybody have vibergs and Aldens able to post a side by side pic?

I hope this helps make things more clear. Alden Color 8 Indy Boots size 8.5D on the trubalance last matched up to the Mahogany Shell Service Boots size 8.5D on the 2030 last:



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