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post #286 of 6394
I'm out of breath reading your post. If I make it up there, I'll see if I can find out for you.
post #287 of 6394
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Originally Posted by augustwest View Post

I have a bunch of questions:

Which last is the most formal? The 2030?

I checked the Viberg Blog and they mentioned that they are going to begin doing Goodyear welts. I thought that Goodyear welts were the standard. What does Viberg currently use? Has anybody ever gotten a Viberg boot resolved. I always thought that Viberg boots were famous for the guaranty that the company put on them.

I have only one pair of Vibergs and was thinking about maybe getting another. How long do custom boots take? Can somebody with some experience fill be in on how long it will take and what do I have to do to get started?

Also, has anybody ever bought a cordovan boot from them? What's the difference between cordovan and horsehide?

One last question: has anybody ever gotten leather soles shoe from Viberg. I've seen a ton of Dainite, but never a traditional leather sole.

Thanks. Sorry again for all the questions

Yes, it is a long post. It is indicative of how lacking Viberg's website is. Most of the info augustwest is seeking should be easy to find on their site, but unfortunately, it isn't. So how about it, Brett?
post #288 of 6394
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Originally Posted by augustwest View Post

I have a bunch of questions:

Which last is the most formal? The 2030?

The 2030 is the most streamlined last Viberg uses. I would say it would be the closest thing to "formal" with respect to their lasts.
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Originally Posted by augustwest View Post

I checked the Viberg Blog and they mentioned that they are going to begin doing Goodyear welts. I thought that Goodyear welts were the standard. What does Viberg currently use? Has anybody ever gotten a Viberg boot resolved. I always thought that Viberg boots were famous for the guaranty that the company put on them.
Viberg currently uses stitch-down/nail-down construction, which I believe is the most sturdy and heavy means of making work boots. It's also way more time consuming than welting. Goodyear welts are the industry standard because manufacturers can produce a lighter product in greater numbers than they could if they made footwear like Viberg does. Viberg is definitely known for the way in which they stand behind their boots. As for whether anyone has had a Viberg boot resoled: of course many people have! Soles wear out and need to be replaced, regardless of who made the boot they're on.
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Originally Posted by augustwest View Post

I have only one pair of Vibergs and was thinking about maybe getting another. How long do custom boots take? Can somebody with some experience fill be in on how long it will take and what do I have to do to get started?
I just received a pair of custom boots from Viberg (via Four Horsemen) last week, and it took just over 5 months from the day I placed the order to the day they were on my feet. To get started, contact Viberg. I believe that this point you could ask to speak with Brett, Morgan, or Guy.
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Originally Posted by augustwest View Post

Also, has anybody ever bought a cordovan boot from them? What's the difference between cordovan and horsehide?
Although I've never bought a shell cordovan boot from Viberg, I believe the difference between the shell and regular horsehide is that they're two different leathers that undergo two different tanning processes, from two different parts of the horse. Horse hide is just leather made from the hide of a horse, which shell cordovan is specifically from the hind quarters. It takes 6 months to tan shell, and because the hind quarters are just a small section of the animal, it's a rarer material. Check out the Horween website for their description of shell cordovan.
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One last question: has anybody ever gotten leather soles shoe from Viberg. I've seen a ton of Dainite, but never a traditional leather sole.
I've seen a few folks online with leather soles. Check out the Viberg thread on the Iron Heart site (http://www.ironheart.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=823.0). There are lots of interesting make ups, some of which feature leather soles.
post #289 of 6394
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Originally Posted by augustwest View Post

I checked the Viberg Blog and they mentioned that they are going to begin doing Goodyear welts. I thought that Goodyear welts were the standard. What does Viberg currently use? Has anybody ever gotten a Viberg boot resolved. I always thought that Viberg boots were famous for the guaranty that the company put on them.


One last question: has anybody ever gotten leather soles shoe from Viberg. I've seen a ton of Dainite, but never a traditional leather sole.

Thanks. Sorry again for all the questions

 

Yeah, I saw too that they are getting ready to do Goodyear welting -- I don't know, I really like the nailed-down traditional Viberg welt.  Not sure why they'd want to go to Goodyear, unless it's easier/cost-effective. But, I mean, everyone else does Goodyear, which is fine, but the nailed-down makes Viberg stand out. 

 

I got a pair with leather soles a few months ago, but then had Vibram half soles put on. I will try to post a pic of before and after.  The leather sole looks great I think (very old fashioned), but I didn't like it for walking in -- taps a lot, and also slippery on tile and smooth carpet (though not on concrete).

 

[[for some reason it won't let me post pics right now; I'll try again later.]]

post #290 of 6394

Guess this means buy now..........

post #291 of 6394
As far as I know, Viberg isn't discontinuing their traditional stitch/nail down process, they're just adding the option of Goodyear welting. I imagine Goodyear will be the staple, but you could still have a custom boot made the old fashioned way.
post #292 of 6394

Here's a 'before' pic (310 last horsehides with Cat's Paw heel and leather sole):

 

 

 

 

And here's an 'after' (with added Vibram half sole):

 

 

 

And here's a bonus pic, of the Vibergs with my 12-year-old Chippewas and my new Oak Street Trench boots:

 

post #293 of 6394
Incidentally:

First ever Viberg Sample Sale, only on Styleforum, starting soon:

This is basically the first true Viberg sample sale ever and it's exclusive to us.
Prices starting at $300. Sale includes everything from collab pieces, sample leathers/soles, handcut patterns, cordovan, etc.
Sale will run at least a month with several batches of boots getting posted.
First batch is 30 styles.
Flat rate shipping is $25 in N. America and $50 for International. All sales will be final.

post #294 of 6394
How soon? !
post #295 of 6394
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Originally Posted by Brattman View Post

As far as I know, Viberg isn't discontinuing their traditional stitch/nail down process, they're just adding the option of Goodyear welting. I imagine Goodyear will be the staple, but you could still have a custom boot made the old fashioned way.

Don't quote me on this, but yes, I believe that this is correct.
post #296 of 6394
How does this sample sale work?
Will it be from the classifieds or ??
post #297 of 6394
More info needed!
post #298 of 6394
More will be forthcoming. Stay tuned for guyferguson's posts. You may as well follow him so that you don't miss out.

Cheers,

Fok.
post #299 of 6394
Any more preview pics of the sale?
post #300 of 6394

Who's guy ferguson?

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