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post #17506 of 19320
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Originally Posted by jodaghoda View Post

Any idea on how to soften the back part of my Vibergs. Got a new pair and they bite the back of my ankle like hell. Haven't come across a boot that has such a strong back stiffner! Thanks for your help.
If you have room in the toe area you can try a small heel pad in the deepest part of the stiff heel cup to cut off some of the shape. If this doesn't give you a good fit you're just out of luck. Nothing is going to break in or soften that hard cup and there's scant leather covering it to mold to your heel. Because of the shape of the heel cup, no 2040 or 110 will fit me, but there is one 2030 size with the heel pad adjustment that works out. Not all styles and brands of boots/shoes will fit all people.
post #17507 of 19320
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Originally Posted by limonade View Post

My experiences with USPS have generally been terrible...with the exception of the time I returned a pair of boots to Viberg...
I was so unfamiliar with the customs process I called USPS and some person walked me through the forms etc to make sure I didn't get hit with customs fees.

How did it amount to $120? Did you have to pay the fees yourself to even get the boots back? I think my shipping was around $20 to send them back.
Last time I sent boots back Priority Express and it cost me $70. This time I tried regular Priority as it was only $50, but it got rejected. Went back to Express for the second try and now I'm out $120 total.
post #17508 of 19320
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Originally Posted by lifeinabox View Post


Last time I sent boots back Priority Express and it cost me $70. This time I tried regular Priority as it was only $50, but it got rejected. Went back to Express for the second try and now I'm out $120 total.

Oof....

 

$120 plus the original $25 shipping that was already a sunk cost...

 

I'm with the other guys, I think you'd be able to sell them on the secondary market for about the same you'd net after paying again to have them shipped to Canada unfortunately....

 

Sorry about that...will make me pause before buying from Canada again...

post #17509 of 19320
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Originally Posted by limonade View Post

Oof....

$120 plus the original $25 shipping that was already a sunk cost...

I'm with the other guys, I think you'd be able to sell them on the secondary market for about the same you'd net after paying again to have them shipped to Canada unfortunately....

Sorry about that...will make me pause before buying from Canada again...

secondary market isn't so great these days for Vibergs. or boots in general. i see lots of cool stuff sitting on grailed and ebay that would've sold instantly 2 years ago.
post #17510 of 19320
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Originally Posted by limonade View Post
 

Oof....

 

$120 plus the original $25 shipping that was already a sunk cost...

 

I'm with the other guys, I think you'd be able to sell them on the secondary market for about the same you'd net after paying again to have them shipped to Canada unfortunately....

 

Sorry about that...will make me pause before buying from Canada again...

Why you gotta kick a brother when he's down with accurate accounting?  :tounge:

 

I'll probably just wear the crap out of them.  As Akeem mentioned, the secondary market sucks right now.

post #17511 of 19320
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Originally Posted by lifeinabox View Post


Last time I sent boots back Priority Express and it cost me $70. This time I tried regular Priority as it was only $50, but it got rejected. Went back to Express for the second try and now I'm out $120 total.

 

Ouch...  I sent Carmina boots from Canada to Los Angeles for $35 CAD.  Insured, was a regular service, maybe 6-9 days?   USPS rates INTL are pretty steep.   

post #17512 of 19320
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Originally Posted by jodaghoda View Post
 

Any idea on how to soften the back part of my Vibergs. Got a new pair and they bite the back of my ankle like hell. Haven't come across a boot that has such a strong back stiffner! Thanks for your help.


I think that is the biggest problem with Vibergs, especially the newer ones that have the thicker leather lining (as supposed to say the CXL stich down boots which are not lined). The inner part of the ankle gets a lot of friction. I just use my hands to bend and soften those areas as much as I can before every wear. After the initial break in period, the pain goes away.

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Never had pain or a break-in period on any of my Vibergs...
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Thanks everyone for your prompt responses. I have a pair of CXL Vibergs and they had no break in and didn't cause any blisters. These new ones are of a very soft leather and hence the super rigid back quarter. I hope I can break them in. Already have blisters and band-aid on both my feet!

post #17515 of 19320
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Originally Posted by lifeinabox View Post
 

Why you gotta kick a brother when he's down with accurate accounting?  :tounge:

 

I'll probably just wear the crap out of them.  As Akeem mentioned, the secondary market sucks right now.

 

 

Haha...working at an accounting firm will rub off on anyone after a while...

 

Yea, I'm holding off on trying to unload some size 7's myself until the fall. Finally settled on 7.5 as my best bet size, so it sounds like you may find quite a few interested parties if the 1035 doesnt work out for you. 
I'd offer to trade you a pair of midnight Kudus, but they just happen to also be on the 1035. I haven't been able to find anything that I haven't second guessed in the mirror when trying to pair them. Maybe just not my style but they look so good when not on the foot...

post #17516 of 19320
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Originally Posted by meso View Post

Never had pain or a break-in period on any of my Vibergs...


only pair I have an issue with is the natty CXL derby we did on SF a few years ago. I have worn them 20+ times and the right shoes still rips my ankle open every time. I can't figure out why the leather hasn't loosened up at all

post #17517 of 19320

Does anyone have an ideahow the last width compares between a J. Crew Kenton boot and the Viberg 2030 last?

 

I really like the Snuff Suede Kentons I have. They mimic an Alden Indy boot, sort of.

 

But as I do not own any 2030's, I was hoping that maybe someone here owns a J. Crew Kenton and a 2030 pair and could comment. I have the feeling that the 2030's are slightly narrower.

 

Many thanks.

post #17518 of 19320
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Originally Posted by metranger8694 View Post

Does anyone have an ideahow the last width compares between a J. Crew Kenton boot and the Viberg 2030 last?

I really like the Snuff Suede Kentons I have. They mimic an Alden Indy boot, sort of.

But as I do not own any 2030's, I was hoping that maybe someone here owns a J. Crew Kenton and a 2030 pair and could comment. I have the feeling that the 2030's are slightly narrower.

Many thanks.

2030 7.5
indy 7.5D
Kenton 8D

Kenton is most narrow of the 3. I need a thin sock to wear while I use thicker hikers with the others.
post #17519 of 19320
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Originally Posted by Akeem View Post


2030 7.5
indy 7.5D
Kenton 8D

Kenton is most narrow of the 3. I need a thin sock to wear while I use thicker hikers with the others.

Really? I did not expect to hear that.

 

I may go for a 2030 sometime. I need to find an online store with free returns, if there is such a place. Just in case of sizing.

 

Thanks!!!

post #17520 of 19320
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Originally Posted by metranger8694 View Post
 

Really? I did not expect to hear that.

 

I may go for a 2030 sometime. I need to find an online store with free returns, if there is such a place. Just in case of sizing.

 

Thanks!!!

 

Mr. Porter?  Or Notre using paypal return refund policy.

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