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post #18286 of 19319
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Originally Posted by vettemike View Post


It is so cool the way that Viberg can contour the midsole/sole the way steel gets contoured through the rollers.

 

My first instinct though is to grind the top of the toe leather on a lathe wheel to remove the point. No offense.

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post #18288 of 19319
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It is so cool the way that Viberg can contour the midsole/sole the way steel gets contoured through the rollers.

 

My first instinct though is to grind the top of the toe leather on a lathe wheel to remove the point. No offense.

I feel the pics really exaggerate it, particularly from those perpendicular floor shots, it really isnt as severe as I think many people's interpretation of it is.  The pic I put up here the other day spoiler'd above, was my comparison of captoe to un capped toe 310.  From the perspective of the wearer it looks completely different, and the boot on the left is the exact one from @vettemike photo drop

post #18289 of 19319
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I'd like to see a resurrection of a not-oft-seen Short Shift boot...black oil tanned leather, suede counter, 110 last.  The ultimate in bad ass and not something you'll see anywhere.  Just throwing it out there...

 

 

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You mean like these:

It is amazing the difference the sole choice can make. If I could have designed it my way I would make a few changes for sure, but I got them at the sample sale for a steal.

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You mean like these:

It is amazing the difference the sole choice can make. If I could have designed it my way I would make a few changes for sure, but I got them at the sample sale for a steal.


Those are great.  I can't recall a time that Viberg ever offered a short shift that wasn't from a sample sale.  I have to imagine they did once, but it's been a LONG time!

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Those are great.  I can't recall a time that Viberg ever offered a short shift that wasn't from a sample sale.  I have to imagine they did once, but it's been a LONG time!

Thanks man, I thought they were pretty cool, Id go for a pair of these in that bison leather they have the engineer on their webshop. I like the toe profile with a pair of jeans.  I think they are quite popular in Asian markets, much like the 310. 

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Those are neat but I'm scratching my head how'd they'd look. Or if they'd poof my jeans out like cowboy boots do.

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Those are neat but I'm scratching my head how'd they'd look. Or if they'd poof my jeans out like cowboy boots do.


The key is to not have them too wide at the top.  It's almost comical how wide the top is on some brands.  It doesn't need to be.  It only needs to be wide enough to clear the heel when you put them on.  The alternative is to have a top buckle so that it's more like a short engineer than a roper, along the lines of something like this:

 

I don't think the Viberg Short Shift is overly wide at the top though.  But either way would be cool.

post #18294 of 19319

Well I can say this: They are unique..Has a Johdpur-ish look with those straps/buckles...I would consider ^ with Black Waxed Flesh.

 

How would a commando look.

 

I totally dig my brown waxed flesh boots. They get character quick.

post #18295 of 19319
SF GMTO natty cxl 2030...terrific boot..have not worn in a long while...comfortable and 2030 really is a great last for when dress boot is overkill and workboot style is too casual...
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just caught up on the GMTOs of the last 5 pages...great ideas floating around. For me unless is was an incredibly unique leather I am out on any service boot...especially 310...as someone stated earlier with big feet even the 2045 pushes the limit...so a 310 is out for me.

Also I would be out on a 1035 while amazingly comfortable the look for me on my foot is not too flattering.

As I am in the process of selling boots and trying keep the more varied builds like an Engineer, hiker, NST, longwing, shortwing etc...I might be on board for a Chelsea as I do not own one.

I would probably dig a scout boot in Olive Leather of some sort with a non wedge sole...or a Country Boot in a Viberg/Galway theme...in olive base of regular leather and olive reverse chamoise shaft with captoe.
post #18297 of 19319

Thanks to @vettemike for the 310 extravaganza above.  Looks like a couple of those have lowered heels even.  It may be that Viberg will not do that this time around, but perhaps they will. After all, they once seemed clear about never doing 5-eyelets and have come around on that.  So, @Fok I wonder if you could check at some point to see if the lowered heel is possible, and whether Icy Mocha CXL is available.  If so, then all the elements of the Millwright Boot are in place.  If not, then we can perhaps adjust.  For example, if no IM CXL, then perhaps the new Vintage Mocha (non-CXL) would substitute -- it has elsewhere been labeled a harness leather, though I see they don't describe it that way on their website.

 

As it stands now, I think we have these folks on board in a serious way for the Millwright:

 

@linafelt

@meso

@Bobbo316

@Steel28

@bry2000 

@vettemike

post #18298 of 19319
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Originally Posted by Raneleigh View Post


Those are great.  I can't recall a time that Viberg ever offered a short shift that wasn't from a sample sale.  I have to imagine they did once, but it's been a LONG time!

Yes to Raneleigh's black short shift. I have an MTO pair in brown RO from 2010 when it was still in the VB lineup along with the now extinct 145 Oxford and there was something other than 2030 on danite.
post #18299 of 19319
Is the 145 Oxford extinct? Meaning they can't make it or that they just do not ?
post #18300 of 19319
dumb question, with the weather finally turning and it started raining outside, do I need to do anything in anticipation of the rain for my boots?
I am all for patina, aging, color changing, etc. I just dont want the leather to deteriorate as a result of the rain.
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