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post #16531 of 19288
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Originally Posted by Diabolical View Post

His replacement wasn't an exact replacement either. He begged them to make it using natural shell instead of mahogany. 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/224463/viberg-boots/14500_100#post_8211789

do I need to show my emails with viberg before you put your foot in your mouth?

nobody begged for anything. I emailed with the issue and asked for a repair. after speaking to the floor manager, they offered to remake it with natural shell since they ran out of mahoghany.
post #16532 of 19288
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Originally Posted by Akeem View Post


do I need to show my emails with viberg before you put your foot in your mouth?

nobody begged for anything. I emailed with the issue and asked for a repair. after speaking to the floor manager, they offered to remake it with natural shell since they ran out of mahoghany.

Did you click on the link I provided? You literally said "lots of begging and sobbing." when someone asked you how you managed to get them.

post #16533 of 19288
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Originally Posted by Diabolical View Post

Did you click on the link I provided? You literally said "lots of begging and sobbing." when someone asked you how you managed to get them.

i guess you can't tell humor in written form.

like i said, i presented the issue to drew. he came back with an offer to replace it with the natural shell which was fine with me. new boots were great but didn't fit right.

new years came and it was time to unload some things from the closet including these boots. listed the boots on ebay but decided not to sell them after 10 offers came in the first day. so i took the listing down. figured i would give them a try and break them in. then I get an email some time later from Drew about this which pissed me off and I let him know that. the boots didn't work out so they got sold last week.

maybe he should have just asked me if and why I sold my boots instead of asking me if I had anything in my defense to say. that's really what pissed me off. why should I have to defend myself when I'm the customer?
post #16534 of 19288
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Originally Posted by Akeem View Post


i guess you can't tell humor in written form.

like i said, i presented the issue to drew. he came back with an offer to replace it with the natural shell which was fine with me. new boots were great but didn't fit right.

new years came and it was time to unload some things from the closet including these boots. listed the boots on ebay but decided not to sell them after 10 offers came in the first day. so i took the listing down. figured i would give them a try and break them in. then I get an email some time later from Drew about this which pissed me off and I let him know that. the boots didn't work out so they got sold last week.

maybe he should have just asked me if and why I sold my boots instead of asking me if I had anything in my defense to say. that's really what pissed me off. why should I have to defend myself when I'm the customer?

It didn't seem like humor to me considering someone else was waiting for a pair of mahogany shell service boots and they weren't given the option of getting a replacement in natural.

post #16535 of 19288
You don't have to defend yourself.
Edit. I'm over all this stuff. Sadly new Viberg purchases as well.
Edited by ShootThePier - 4/3/16 at 5:20pm
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PSA: we will be doing a HoF preorder of the Hopper Engineer boot shortly.
post #16537 of 19288
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PSA: we will be doing a HoF preorder of the Hopper Engineer boot shortly.

Cool.  Remind me please, structured or unstructured toe?

post #16538 of 19288
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Originally Posted by NYDRH View Post

Cool.  Remind me please, structured or unstructured toe?

2005 last, unstructured.
post #16539 of 19288
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post


2005 last, unstructured.

Thanks

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How is the sizing on the 2005 last, especially asking those people who size down by a half size (from brannock) on the 2030 and a full size on the 110?
post #16541 of 19288
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Originally Posted by Edmund K View Post
 

In my opinion some of the members in this thread are not being fair to Brett.  I would certainly became frustrated if I see some other companies trying to "copy" my design, especially Brett has put in a lot of effort developing new makeup.  Viberg boots is innovative in terms of material, color, style and the combination of all the above.  You will be impressed to see the amount of work and samples/experiments to get to this point.  

 

I enjoyed getting his instagram updates to see what the company direction is.  I like Viberg boots because their innovation and creativity are based on decades of practical boot making experience.  To me they defined the casual boot industry with style and quality.  I understand Truman is a start-up company and to me they post no threats to Viberg because they're just starting to catch up on how to make a proper "Viberg" boot at a right price point.  It will take them a long long time (or never) to get to a leading role in boot industry.  Brett just stay focused and keep refining your product.         

 

I work for a company that is routinely copied by the competition, and while sometimes it makes me roll my eyes, generally it makes me feel good:  we know we're doing something right, and more importantly we know where we're going while the other guys are waiting to see what happens.

 

But here's the thing - arrogance and pettiness are useless and pretty stupid in business.  We don't stoop or complain - we keep pushing forward.  Brett has embarrassed himself and hurt his company.  The boot that set Brett off was a one-time made-to-order request of a really low-production boot, not a run or regular offering by Truman.   It is pretty easy to see the differences in approach and business model between these companies.  And they are pecking at customers about selling a boot????  Unreal.

 

Everything I hear about Brett makes him sound like an arrogant ass, and there are so many alternatives out there that it makes it an easy decision to not support Viberg with my money.  That isn't being to hard on him - it is my personal reaction to his public behavior.  Some of you see it differently, and that is fine too


Edited by M635Guy - 4/3/16 at 8:58pm
post #16542 of 19288
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Originally Posted by bry2000 View Post

How is the sizing on the 2005 last, especially asking those people who size down by a half size (from brannock) on the 2030 and a full size on the 110?

 

On the brannock, I'm a 9.5D (L) and 9E (R).  My Viberg engineer boots are 8.5EE.  I prefer the fit on my right foot - they're a tad short for my left foot.  So, I'd go 1/2 down from brannock.

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If you're doing a rerun of the Hoppers, then I'd suggest substituting the Cat's Paw heel for a Vibram one. The Cat's Paws look pretty, but have a reputation of wearing badly.

 

There was some chatter about going with a partially structured toe. I think that the boot suits being unstructured better, as the Chamois is fairly soft, and I think that they'll end up being somewhat rumpled over time. Mine need a lot more wear to get there though.

 

As for fit, the 2005 feels wider and shorter than the 2030. I'm not 100% sure about it, as it feels a bit sloppy, but I'm not used to Engineer boots. The toe curves in a bit on the inside, which gets in the way of my big toe, but so far it's been OK. Viberg suggest you wear the same size in all their boots, and both my pairs are 13s. I think that sizing up would make matters worse.

post #16544 of 19288

Thrilled to see this being run again! Congrats to those that get order - For me unstructured toe means a no go....I just do not dig floppy pushed in toes at all and the Viberg Engineer has a shape that is right at the edge of  my comfort level visually already.

 

Again major props to Fok for getting this done and hopefully we will see the Half Japanese get an HOF nod also :)

post #16545 of 19288
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Originally Posted by Graemsay View Post

If you're doing a rerun of the Hoppers, then I'd suggest substituting the Cat's Paw heel for a Vibram one. The Cat's Paws look pretty, but have a reputation of wearing badly.

There was some chatter about going with a partially structured toe. I think that the boot suits being unstructured better, as the Chamois is fairly soft, and I think that they'll end up being somewhat rumpled over time. Mine need a lot more wear to get there though.

As for fit, the 2005 feels wider and shorter than the 2030. I'm not 100% sure about it, as it feels a bit sloppy, but I'm not used to Engineer boots. The toe curves in a bit on the inside, which gets in the way of my big toe, but so far it's been OK. Viberg suggest you wear the same size in all their boots, and both my pairs are 13s. I think that sizing up would make matters worse.

I am going to consider a different heel for exactly the reason stated. Re the toe being structured or unstructured, I am going to wait for owners of the original to give feedback before deciding for sure. I could see using the soft ping-pong in the toe, but not a fully structured toe. Of course I'll also ask Viberg about the effect on the look as well, as I see the boot, brand new, as a nearly perfect example of the style.
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