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post #18106 of 19284
Great so 2030 with 5 eyelets! I blindly commit to this regardless of additional specs (no rough out or suede please wink.gif
post #18107 of 19284
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
 

So, the problem that we've always had on any 310 last is that it is a very specific look for very specific tastes.  I understand the appeal, but would never wear it myself, for example.  On the 110, 1035 and 2030 lasts, or even the more bulky 2040, a lot of people who read, but are not regular posters, get on them, since they are more universally appealing.  And the buyers tend to fall into two categories of taste: 1) Relatively conservative boot wearers, and 2) Fashionable boot people, who typically go for more "streetwear" or designer look boots.  Neither really has that much of an intersection with people who like the 310 last.  

 

Every single time we've brought a 310 to vote, of the four or five people that have talked about it, maybe 2 commit, and the rest don't, because some specification is a dealbreaker for them.  Essentially, the 310 guys, if you are out there, need to rally, get friends interested, whatever.

 

Okay, just for information's sake:  Given that we will likely dissipate our energy as Fok describes if we have too many options going and may end up with "nothing and like it," can we get a head count -- How many people would sign on to the current slightly modifed version of the Millwright Boot:

 

310

Heel lowered 1/8"

Icy Mocha CXL

Antique brass eyelets -- FIVE of 'em!

Plain Captoe

Natural midsole

Cat's Paw heel and Vibram halfsole

 

Again, it should get us very close to this inspiration boot, but with plain captoe.  This is your chance to own a boot that looks like one a 1940s cartoon character would fish out of a lake!!  And after all, isn't that the boot we are all looking for..?

 

post #18108 of 19284
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post
 

 

Okay, just for information's sake:  Given that we will likely dissipate our energy as Fok describes if we have too many options going and may end up with "nothing and like it," can we get a head count -- How many people would sign on to the current slightly modifed version of the Millwright Boot:

 

310

Heel lowered 1/8"

Icy Mocha CXL

Antique brass eyelets -- FIVE of 'em!

Plain Captoe

Natural midsole

Cat's Paw heel and Vibram halfsole

 

Again, it should get us very close to this inspiration boot, but with plain captoe.  This is your chance to own a boot that looks like one a 1940s cartoon character would fish out of a lake!!  And after all, isn't that the boot we are all looking for..?

 

 

 

Looks great, I'm in!  That's one...

post #18109 of 19284
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post
 

 

Okay, just for information's sake:  Given that we will likely dissipate our energy as Fok describes if we have too many options going and may end up with "nothing and like it," can we get a head count -- How many people would sign on to the current slightly modifed version of the Millwright Boot:

 

310

Heel lowered 1/8"

Icy Mocha CXL

Antique brass eyelets -- FIVE of 'em!

Plain Captoe

Natural midsole

Cat's Paw heel and Vibram halfsole

 

Again, it should get us very close to this inspiration boot, but with plain captoe.  This is your chance to own a boot that looks like one a 1940s cartoon character would fish out of a lake!!  And after all, isn't that the boot we are all looking for..?

 

BTW, it's not just me.  If this passes my criterion, then we'd move it to Brett and Guy. 

 

Also, I think that there is no Icy Mocha CXL right now.  And this: "Heel lowered 1/8" is probably a non-starter, since that throws off the balance of the boot.

post #18110 of 19284
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
 

BTW, it's not just me.  If this passes my criterion, then we'd move it to Brett and Guy. 

 

Also, I think that there is no Icy Mocha CXL right now.  And this: "Heel lowered 1/8" is probably a non-starter, since that throws off the balance of the boot.

 

Pretty sure that Icy Mocha is back...?

 

Also, I checked with Viberg in the past, and they definitely said that they could lower the heel on a 310 by 1/8" without affecting the balance.  (Any more than that would be an issue...)  I am assuming that's still true.

post #18111 of 19284
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post
 

 

Pretty sure that Icy Mocha is back...?

 

Also, I checked with Viberg in the past, and they definitely said that they could lower the heel on a 310 by 1/8" without affecting the balance.  (Any more than that would be an issue...)  I am assuming that's still true.

I guess I haven't heard about the status of Icy Mocha.  

 

RE. the lowered heel, I also don't know about, but I do know that Viberg, and other bootmakers, are reluctant to mess with heel heights.

post #18112 of 19284

If there was a way to get the toe turn to not be so pronounced I'd consider it.

But I stand by my claim of 2040 or 2045. 

Also we need to get the most recent MTO to us first no? :satisfied:

post #18113 of 19284
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
 

I guess I haven't heard about the status of Icy Mocha.  

 

RE. the lowered heel, I also don't know about, but I do know that Viberg, and other bootmakers, are reluctant to mess with heel heights.

 

I know Notre Shop used Icy Mocha not long ago in a build at least.

 

I have an email somewhere -- either from Jason Viberg or Morgan -- saying that they checked and 1/8" would work.

post #18114 of 19284
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

 

I know Notre Shop used Icy Mocha not long ago in a build at least.

 

I have an email somewhere -- either from Jason Viberg or Morgan -- saying that they checked and 1/8" would work.

The lead times on some of these orders can be pretty long, so just because something turned up a few months ago, or even a few weeks ago, means nothing.

 

Morgan hasn't been with the company for a long time now, and that was during an "anything goes" period, which turned out some... wierd stuff.  The company is much more fastidious about what is and is not allowed these days.  It's happening with just about any MTO bootmaker, tbh.

post #18115 of 19284
I'm in for natural or black. Can't do dark brown or #8, have too much. Sorry to limit.
post #18116 of 19284

 

I'd like to see this on a 2045

post #18117 of 19284
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

I know Notre Shop used Icy Mocha not long ago in a build at least.

I have an email somewhere -- either from Jason Viberg or Morgan -- saying that they checked and 1/8" would work.

Why would you lower by 1/8"? It seems too small to make much of an aesthetic or functional difference. I guess it's worth floating but I would be fine either way.
post #18118 of 19284
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Originally Posted by Broark View Post
 

If there was a way to get the toe turn to not be so pronounced I'd consider it.

But I stand by my claim of 2040 or 2045. 

Also we need to get the most recent MTO to us first no? :satisfied:

Yup. I'm waiting eagerly as well, seeing that, dumbass that I am, I didn't get myself a pair the first time around, and my personal pair is coming.  UPS has it now, and we are using a customs broker that has worked well in the past, so hopefully, this will happen, and soon.

 

Right now, generally speaking, I would love to see, in the next round:

1) A more "city" boot, like a chelsea or sidezip, that is good tapered jeans, for example, but are not dainty.  

2) A rugged boot - I like the idea of a 5 eyelet boot of some sort.  Not sold on the 310, and I'm waiting on leadership on that one.  Otherwise, it would be something on a last like the 2045 (iirc) or the 110 or something more conventionally workboot-like in shape.

3) A streetwear boot.  The Echo boot would be awesome if we can do it.  If not, I would love to see something a bit more aggressive, a bit more to wear with true streetwear.  I think that a thicker wedge sole would be cool here.

 

In NO case are we going to just take something from a recent build and just change the specs up somewhat.  I'd urge you to toss "inspiration" out the window, and really just go for it.  

post #18119 of 19284

I respect those wanting a 310 boot...but can't get on board for the look.  I can see it as a great option for those who use while riding their motorcycle.

However it's far enough away from an everyday rough boot I can't jump on.  I am in favor of a rough boot in 2040, 2045, or 2030.  I would love some ultra tough horsehide, or horse butt.

similar.  Don't want suede/reverse type hide.  I can handle just about any sole commando, cork, Cats Paw, whatever.  5 eyelets is cool, but more won't stop me.  I prefer cap toe/partial structure but not a deal killer for me.  I just can't handle the turned up toe/logger type boot look for the type wear I would give them which includes lot of outdoor wear.

 

Steve

post #18120 of 19284
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Originally Posted by meso View Post

Why would you lower by 1/8"? It seems too small to make much of an aesthetic or functional difference. I guess it's worth floating but I would be fine either way.

I know it seems like a minor thing, but it does make a difference in feel and slightly in looks I think. I wore the standard 310 heel for a while and always felt like I was teetering a bit. I know some others have said that as well about Viberg's and White's taller heels. Some I know don't feel the higher heel, but for those of us that do it makes a difference. Also, gives a more standard heel look.
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