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post #3946 of 7548
Just to check, you are wearing boot socks right? Sizing for a pair of boots in dress socks, in my experience, is disaster waiting to happen unless you have a seriously big instep and wide foot. If you aren't, wear boot socks, and that should fill everything out.
post #3947 of 7548
So what does everybody think of the new boots on viberg.com? I'm trying to like the new last (1035) but I think I prefer the sleeker 2030. Thoughts?
post #3948 of 7548

Boot socks, serious?

These are not work boots, regardless of Viberg's history, they're much closer to Aldens in usage than a workboot.

I wear the same thickness socks in all my shoes, and expect that they will all fit approximately the same.

 

To flog a dead horse (actually mine are CXL) and to clarify - the missing stud on my Service Boot did not wear off, it broke off on my only (so far) walk out of doors, which was in total about 20 minutes.

As previously stated, I'm just going to keep wearing them until it becomes more serious; at that point I'm sure Viberg will stand behind their product. Unfortunately it's still f***ing -10 and I don't want to risk the salt and sand from the roads on the leather.

 

I really don't appreciate the finger-wagging that goes on when a concern is raised about quality control - I've had some issues with other products (trousers, for instance) that purport to be much higher quality than others yet out of three pairs I've had two buttons fall off within the first month and a partially open seam on one of them. I actually like the cut and cloth, so choose to live with the issues.

Truly, I'd like to see an aftermarket sole made of Croslite (serious shit here, this stuff wears very well and I would love to see it on other shoes).

 

It is to laff, after all we're talking luxury goods here.

 

Hi ho, as per Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

post #3949 of 7548
I wear a Danner sock, similar to smart wool, with my Vibergs. A bit thicker than a dress sock and it fills the extra space perfectly. I highly recommend them.

http://m.danner.com/#product/598
post #3950 of 7548
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Originally Posted by ojaw View Post

Boot socks, serious?

*Shrug* to each his own in terms of however you want to wear your boots. I'm not looking to discuss whether these boots should be babied or, you know, used as boots. I'm in the latter camp, but there are people out there who take toothbrushes to their white sneakers. It takes all sorts. But I highly recommend people remember that the boots were lasted with boot socks in mind, especially before they size down and risk having boots that are too small and don't flex properly.
post #3951 of 7548

So it goes, but I hear a lot of talk about boots that are bigger than people expected - I wear 10.5 to 11 in everything and my Vibergs are 9.5 on a 2030 last.

I had the luxury of trying the boots on site - I started at 11 and worked my way down to where it was comfortable and to where Viberg reps told me the fit was correct.

 

Results may and do vary. 

post #3952 of 7548
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

I am a little discouraged. I think I probably should have sized down 1/2 from my Barrie size on the new navy shell boots. 

Try a thin insole in there. I did the same with mine that are Barrie sized. I think the sizing on these would make Barrie - 1/2 too small.
post #3953 of 7548
So, the French Calf boots on the 1035 last, should I size the same as on the 2030 last size, a size 8? Or the same size as on my boots on the 110 last, size 8.5?
post #3954 of 7548
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Originally Posted by Theloniouskase View Post

So, the French Calf boots on the 1035 last, should I size the same as on the 2030 last size, a size 8? Or the same size as on my boots on the 110 last, size 8.5?

Not sure, but most people size down (if anything) from 2030 to 110, no?

post #3955 of 7548
I think we are forgetting that the foot is a 3 dimensional thing smile.gif

My instep is high AND my foot is wide, so some size recs for me don't work. Fortunately, the 2030 in my Barrie size works great, but the Barrie in same size is a tad tight. Goes the same for boots or shoes.


Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. -- Rumi

Jacket: 36S/38S.
Shoes: 7.5EE-8.5D.
post #3956 of 7548
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Originally Posted by 45bur View Post
 

Not sure, but most people size down (if anything) from 2030 to 110, no?

Usually .5 size myself but there's no telling yet with this new last

post #3957 of 7548
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Originally Posted by Theloniouskase View Post
 

Usually .5 size myself but there's no telling yet with this new last

I mean, most people take a smaller size in the 110 than in the 2030. But for you it's the opposite?

post #3958 of 7548
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Originally Posted by 45bur View Post
 

I mean, most people take a smaller size in the 110 than in the 2030. But for you it's the opposite?

It was the case recently when I ordered the brown cxl boots in a size 8.5 on the 2030 last. They ran much longer than a MTO service boot on the 110 last I had in a size 8.5. I just went ahead and pulled the trigger on the size 8 with the French Calf. I'll update you guys once I receive them.

post #3959 of 7548
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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

Just buy those thin foam inserts for the front of the foot. It should add just enough space. I have a high instep and that solved my problems. 1/2 size down was the way to go for me. It's wider than a Barrie D I think.


Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. -- Rumi

Jacket: 36S/38S.
Shoes: 7.5EE-8.5D.

Half size down from your Barrie size?
post #3960 of 7548
Fwiw I went down a full 1.5 sizes down from my sneaker size and .5 down on my vibergs
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