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post #16426 of 19284
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Love the bison. I had a bad scrape on one, but with polish and the texture, it doesn't really show.

 


Those are so nice. Notre?

 

They are on the 2030, yes?

 

Wish they were on the 110 or 1035.

 

If you ever feel like posting some in the wild pics, I wouldn't complain!

post #16427 of 19284
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Those are so nice. Notre?

 

They are on the 2030, yes?

 

Wish they were on the 110 or 1035.

 

If you ever feel like posting some in the wild pics, I wouldn't complain!


Thanks, and yes Notre & 2030 (wear a lot with grey Wilshire).

post #16428 of 19284

Service Boot colour 8 CXL after a years wear. Love the sunken plain toe box.

 

post #16429 of 19284
👆🏼Right, unstructured low volume/profile toeboxes make for collapsed wrinkly scuffed toes ... evo is so sexy & nonchalant😎
post #16430 of 19284
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👆🏼Right, unstructured low volume/profile toeboxes make for collapsed wrinkly scuffed toes ... evo is so sexy & nonchalant😎

 

You could take my copy writing to another level

post #16431 of 19284
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The 310 was my first ever Viberg. I had the brown oil tan makeup from Iron Heart. Awesome boot. However, like Levi's old timey suspender jeans and other such things, it is really hard to make it look like something other than a costume piece. Unless you work on feet all day. They are definitely comfy. But so are clogs...

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I agree the only way to wear them is with straighter cut, even boxy anti-fit 50s style denim. I do like your point that everything we wear is a costume, but these are so pronounced in a way I have a hard time coming around to. Again, definitely some of the most comfortable Vibergs I have ever worn. For the record I am 6"2 and quite slim, so that certainly contributed to my dislike of how they looked on me (though I don't wear skinny jeans).

I think the reason I see them as a costume more than other items is because originally they would have had hard toes to protect workers. Now you're basically just appropriating that functional look for aesthetic purposes (though the sprung toe adds to comfort), since Viberg doesn't make them with an actual steel toe anymore. I guess I'm saying when I see these boots worn outside of a work context, I think "that's a bit silly." Now, to criticize myself in the same way, I also feel sort of silly about the fact I just ordered engineer boots and I don't ride a motorcycle. But there you have it, at least I know I can pull off the engineers. 

This is the closest I have to skinny jeans.
IHVB B-O-T (310 last)







Size 8.5, so that may have something to do with the sprung toe being less pronounced.
post #16432 of 19284

^^ I think 310s always look  more drastically "sprung" in those close up side pics you sometimes see than they do in real life.  Because you never really see boots from that angle.  Just check out pics of, for example, @meso's copper task boots.  They look incredible IRL.  But, as always, to each his or her own...

post #16433 of 19284

I am curious how easy it would be to get these resoled:

 

 

They are for sale in my size, and I like everything except the ripple sole.  I know any local cobbler can resole, but I'd want it done right of course, but also done as stitch down.

post #16434 of 19284
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I am curious how easy it would be to get these resoled:

 

 

 

They are for sale in my size, and I like everything except the ripple sole.  I know any local cobbler can resole, but I'd want it done right of course, but also done as stitch down.

Linafelt:

 

what kind of sole are you thinking about?  I think if you wanted a mini ripple or another vibram, the local cobbler may be able to strip off the large ripple and glue a mini ripple/other on.  If you want to go to say Dainite, then you may need to send to Viberg for a resole.  There are probably a few others that can do stitch down but i am not sure.

 

I am interested in the answers provided as well

post #16435 of 19284
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Linafelt:

 

what kind of sole are you thinking about?  I think if you wanted a mini ripple or another vibram, the local cobbler may be able to strip off the large ripple and glue a mini ripple/other on.  If you want to go to say Dainite, then you may need to send to Viberg for a resole.  There are probably a few others that can do stitch down but i am not sure.

 

I am interested in the answers provided as well

 

I'd want probably either a new heel-and-sole combo (ideally Cat's Paw half sole or the like) or perhaps, for comfort's sake, a Vibram rubber sole like a 2060.  So, probably the easy option would not apply...  I guess the question is, as you say, how widely available are stitch down resoles.  Also, does Viberg still do such resoles and if so, how much are they costing these days.

 

FYI, I really like the work of Brian the Bootmaker, but he seems not to do stitch down.

post #16436 of 19284
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Linafelt:

 

what kind of sole are you thinking about?  I think if you wanted a mini ripple or another vibram, the local cobbler may be able to strip off the large ripple and glue a mini ripple/other on.  If you want to go to say Dainite, then you may need to send to Viberg for a resole.  There are probably a few others that can do stitch down but i am not sure.

 

I am interested in the answers provided as well

 

I'd want probably either a new heel-and-sole combo (ideally Cat's Paw half sole or the like) or perhaps, for comfort's sake, a Vibram rubber sole like a 2060.  So, probably the easy option would not apply...  I guess the question is, as you say, how widely available are stitch down resoles.  Also, does Viberg still do such resoles and if so, how much are they costing these days.

 

FYI, I really like the work of Brian the Bootmaker, but he seems not to do stitch down.

 

I asked this question in the past and was told it is not a problem to strip that sole off...also I have seen and been told that dainite and Vibram soles can be glued on without stitching...I actually had a pair of dainite soled shoes that were not stitched and they lasted me 40 wears or so before I sold them and they did not have an issue at all with the sole. Recently someone had an Alden commando sole glued on and it looked great and Vince from Truman also was very impressed with the glued on strength when he started using RLH soles

post #16437 of 19284
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

I am curious how easy it would be to get these resoled:

They are for sale in my size, and I like everything except the ripple sole.  I know any local cobbler can resole, but I'd want it done right of course, but also done as stitch down.

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Originally Posted by DuckOB View Post

Linafelt:
what kind of sole are you thinking about?  I think if you wanted a mini ripple or another vibram, the local cobbler may be able to strip off the large ripple and glue a mini ripple/other on.  If you want to go to say Dainite, then you may need to send to Viberg for a resole.  There are probably a few others that can do stitch down but i am not sure.

I am interested in the answers provided as well
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Mini ripple, cobbler will just peel off the outermost sole (ripples) & glue the mini ripple replacement.

If replacing w/ like, Vibram 2021 or Gloxicut, the whole rubber sole units have to be lopped off, up to the white midsole [w/c are sewn to the Stitchdown leather midsole]__ then the 2021 or Gloxicut full soles are cemented to the midsoles = @round $80 to replace.

If u want the outer soles (eg, Dainite, Vibram 700, GY Commando, Dr. Sole Cords, etc.) stitched to the leather midsoles, cobbler has to rip the 360 degree rapid stitching, remove the white rubber midsoles first__ full resole cost. IMO, won't trust even a decent local cobbler on this🙄
Edited by IIIrd Icon - 3/28/16 at 11:30am
post #16438 of 19284
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post
 

^^ I think 310s always look  more drastically "sprung" in those close up side pics you sometimes see than they do in real life.  Because you never really see boots from that angle.  Just check out pics of, for example, @meso's copper task boots.  They look incredible IRL.  But, as always, to each his or her own...

100% agree with this, they look the most "odd" from a side angle that no life experience will ever replicate.

post #16439 of 19284
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Mini ripple, cobbler will just peel off the outermost sole (ripples) & glue the mini ripple replacement.

If replacing w/ like, Vibram 2021 or Gloxicut, the whole rubber sole units have to be lopped off, up to the white midsole [w/c are sewn to the Stitchdown leather midsole]__ then the 2021 or Gloxicut full soles are cemented to the midsoles = @round $80 to replace.

If u want the outer soles (eg, Dainite, Vibram 700, GY Commando, Dr. Sole Cords, etc.) stitched to the leather midsoles, cobbler has to rip the 360 degree rapid stitching, remove the white rubber midsoles first__ full resole cost. IMO, won't trust even a decent local cobbler on this🙄

 

Thanks for the run down.  Sounds like, short of a total resole, the white rubber midsole would have to stay, which I would not be wild about..

post #16440 of 19284
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Thanks for the run down.  Sounds like, short of a total resole, the white rubber midsole would have to stay, which I would not be wild about..

 

And for reference, this is from Drew in Sept 2015 when I inquired about switching from Dainite to commando:

 

"The cost for a resole is $80 (USD) for a one-piece sole and $125 (USD) for a two-piece sole plus shipping fees both ways. The average turnaround time is 3-4 weeks."

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