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post #17461 of 19598
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Originally Posted by meso View Post

What is your size in brannock or Alden lasts (like Barrie)?

11 to 11.5 depending on the socks I'm wearing. I've never tried on any Barrie last boots.

 

Also, what's your opinion on using the arch length? I understand that it's more important than heel-toe. However, the Brannock device's arch slider can easily vary +/- one size in wiggle room. In any case, my arch length and heel-toe length seem close enough, as far as I can tell with the wiggle room and all.

 

Thanks for your help!

post #17462 of 19598
I'm an 11D on the brannock, I take a 10.5 in the 2030 (also in the Alden Barrie). I would think the slippage you are feeling means the 11 is too big for your feet and would only get worse as they stretch. The 10.5 is probably what you would need and I would recommend trying that on first. Personally I couldn't imagine going down a full size on the 2030, I think generally a .5 size from the brannock is standard, but everyone's foot varies.

I have 3 pairs in the 2030 last, all derbies. It's a 'flatter' last around the toebox, so it may be the discomfort you are feeling.

Dust Black Calf - fit perfect right out of the box
Grey Calf - was tight initially, but after several wears it feels fine
Burgundy Box Calf - was extremely tight out of the box, almost thought they were the wrong size. Used a shoe stretcher for 24hrs and after few wears, now fits much much better.

The leather is going to have a lot to do with how it fits and stretches initially, CXL should stretch well.

I was very tempted to return the Box Calf, but after reading up on how the leather has a large part in how the shoe initially fits and breaks in I stuck with them and I'm glad I did. From my experience above, the 2030 last in the 10.5 is right for me, regardless of how it initially feels, it's just a matter how long the shoe/leather takes to break in.
post #17463 of 19598
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Originally Posted by moomikemoo View Post

11 to 11.5 depending on the socks I'm wearing. I've never tried on any Barrie last boots.

Also, what's your opinion on using the arch length? I understand that it's more important than heel-toe. However, the Brannock device's arch slider can easily vary +/- one size in wiggle room. In any case, my arch length and heel-toe length seem close enough, as far as I can tell with the wiggle room and all.

Thanks for your help!

Sizing footwear is a very inexact science because of the lack of standardization, first off. Then, feet are very complex three-dimensional objects that change shape, such as flexing, in the course of walking, running, or standing. They also tend to swell throughout the course of the day, but by differing amounts for different people. Beyond that, some people just find tighter or looser footwear more comfortable.

What socks you intend to wear with boots may easily affect what size you should get, so you need to measure everything with the socks you intend to use.

Heel-to-ball distance is crucial, as you point out, but it can be hard to accurately measure without experience. If you feel that your heel-to-ball lenth roughly corresponds to your heel-to-toe length, you can just go with that. Sometimes, it can be easier to appreciate if one has particularly long or short toes.

I have particularly short toes, so I do round up a half size generally to get the arch to fit better than general sizing advice.

That said, short of buying footwear in person from an experts--and even then--there is always risk that it won't turn out to fit comfortably. The risk grows when you are buying footwear of a type that you haven't tried before--such as boot with big arch support and taller heels.
post #17464 of 19598
Hey, anyone know of a good store in San Francisco that carries Viberg?
post #17465 of 19598
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Hey, anyone know of a good store in San Francisco that carries Viberg?

I don't think there are any stockists left here in the Bay Area after Standard and Strange stopped carrying Viberg.
post #17466 of 19598
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Hey, anyone know of a good store in San Francisco that carries Viberg?

You could try calling the Club Monaco downtown and see if they have any in stock still. They had those two make ups earlier in the year.

post #17467 of 19598
I was delighted to receive my custom Vibergs today. I only ordered them on June 7th, so the turn-around time was super quick.

Not since I was a small child have I owned any Western-style or cowboy boots, but I wanted to try a pull-on boot. I had considered engineer-style boots, but decided I didn't really like the strong "biker" connotation.

These are Viberg 90 "Stallion" work boots. As the usual last for this boot wasn't available in 10AA, they have a more generic shape and rounder toe. They also used Vibram 430 mini lug soles, instead of the usual Vibram 700. Otherwise, I made no special requests, other than sending my measurements...

I can say these are great and add much-needed diversity to my collection. I give them my strongest endorsement.

I was not charged any MTO fee, so the price was just as it appears on Viberg's second website: http://www.workboot.com. You will be glad to know prices are in CAD, so that's an additional savings.

post #17468 of 19598




Originally was considering picking up a pair of tan horsehide off dot com but backed off due to lack of stitch down (thanks everyone for the prior input). Got these lightly used beauties off Grailed instead. Great choice, love them already.
post #17469 of 19598
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Originally was considering picking up a pair of tan horsehide off dot com but backed off due to lack of stitch down (thanks everyone for the prior input). Got these lightly used beauties off Grailed instead. Great choice, love them already.

 

 

This is one of my favorite makeups. The brown french calf I think with 10 eyelets...looks so tight.

I picked up a pair of grailed earlier in the year too, unfortunately it was when I still wasnt sure of sizing, so they're about a half size too small....Every time I think about selling them I wear them around the house for a day and think, yea,i can make these work...But I know as so as I actually walk around my toes will be killing me...

Probably post them up in the fall when boot season kicks in.

 

Congrats on the score.

post #17470 of 19598
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Originally was considering picking up a pair of tan horsehide off dot com but backed off due to lack of stitch down (thanks everyone for the prior input). Got these lightly used beauties off Grailed instead. Great choice, love them already.

 

 

This is one of my favorite makeups. The brown french calf I think with 10 eyelets...looks so tight.

I picked up a pair of grailed earlier in the year too, unfortunately it was when I still wasnt sure of sizing, so they're about a half size too small....Every time I think about selling them I wear them around the house for a day and think, yea,i can make these work...But I know as so as I actually walk around my toes will be killing me...

Probably post them up in the fall when boot season kicks in.

 

Congrats on the score.

 

Are they really so tight length wise too? I would take a shoe tree and put a boot sock on it and stuff it back in the boot for a few days then add a second sock etc and keep working it. works all of the time for me as I am an in between size person...clearly not going to help length..

post #17471 of 19598

Hey guys,

 

Does anyone know where to get leather laces identical to those of Vibergs?

I know you can email them and buy them directly, or also through workboot.com, but shipping is steep.

 

I've been looking at those sold by White's, and through Baker's. Also the Heavy Duty #50 Cougar ones.

But I'm not sure how they compare.

 

Of all the leather laces I've seen, Viberg's are the thickest and most stiff (and most durable).

 

Thanks!

post #17472 of 19598
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Originally Posted by melquiad View Post
 

Hey guys,

 

Does anyone know where to get leather laces identical to those of Vibergs?

I know you can email them and buy them directly, or also through workboot.com, but shipping is steep.

 

I've been looking at those sold by White's, and through Baker's. Also the Heavy Duty #50 Cougar ones.

But I'm not sure how they compare.

 

Of all the leather laces I've seen, Viberg's are the thickest and most stiff (and most durable).

 

Thanks!

http://www.guardedgoods.com/collections/shoe-laces/products/rawhide-leather-laces

post #17473 of 19598

These haven't seen much wear with the heat and humidity lately but I finally snapped a few pics.

 

Notre vintage mocha, 110 last on commando. Darker in the following contrasty images but are lighter in different light.

 

 

 

post #17474 of 19598

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