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post #5026 of 7229
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Originally Posted by chenm0416 View Post

Looked through the thread, but wasn't really able to find much of a consensus. What's the general conversion from Allen Edmonds 5 last to the 2030 last?


Depends on your width. I wear a 7.5 in the 2030 and even so need a very thin foam insert for my forefoot. Perfect fit after that. I think a 7 be too small.

I measure an 8E with a high instep, so I'm technically a little wider than that.

In the 5 last, I could get away with a 7.5EE but feel most comfortable with the 7.5EEE.

I wear an 8D in Barrie shoe, 8E in boot; the 7.5E (boot) fits but I can tell itd be uncomfortable after a few hours.

If you're a 7.5D-EE (on the 5 last) with a low instep, I bet a 7 in the 2030 could work. If high instep, err on the other side of larger and use an insert with the 7.5.

That's my best guess.
post #5027 of 7229
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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post


Depends on your width. I wear a 7.5 in the 2030 and even so need a very thin foam insert for my forefoot. Perfect fit after that. I think a 7 be too small.

I measure an 8E with a high instep, so I'm technically a little wider than that.

In the 5 last, I could get away with a 7.5EE but feel most comfortable with the 7.5EEE.

I wear an 8D in Barrie shoe, 8E in boot; the 7.5E (boot) fits but I can tell itd be uncomfortable after a few hours.

If you're a 7.5D-EE (on the 5 last) with a low instep, I bet a 7 in the 2030 could work. If high instep, err on the other side of larger and use an insert with the 7.5.

That's my best guess.

 

Thanks so much, this is pretty much exactly what I wanted to know!

 

I wear a 7.5D with a low instep (could probably also wear a 7.5E). Read some advice that I could probably go with 6.5 or 7 in the 2030 last. Do you think 6.5 would definitely be too small?

post #5028 of 7229
What is it with people trying to squeeze into the smallest possible shoes?
post #5029 of 7229
FWIW, I'm a pretty reliable 9D, and was advised by Andrew at 3sixteen to take an 8 in their Viberg service boots. They came and fit perfectly. Those were built on the 2030.
post #5030 of 7229
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Originally Posted by meso View Post

What is it with people trying to squeeze into the smallest possible shoes?

I dunno.

Before I got my Vibergs I had never owned a really well made pair of shoes.

10.5 or 11 is my standard size, and the SB pair that fit me are 9.5.

I still insist that they're British-sized, and that is in agreement with what I was told at the factory.

I know that others have got different info from Brett, ergo the confusion and constant enquiries about the right size.

It would help for Viberg to step in and speak with one voice.

post #5031 of 7229
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Originally Posted by chenm0416 View Post

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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post


Depends on your width. I wear a 7.5 in the 2030 and even so need a very thin foam insert for my forefoot. Perfect fit after that. I think a 7 be too small.

I measure an 8E with a high instep, so I'm technically a little wider than that.

In the 5 last, I could get away with a 7.5EE but feel most comfortable with the 7.5EEE.

I wear an 8D in Barrie shoe, 8E in boot; the 7.5E (boot) fits but I can tell itd be uncomfortable after a few hours.

If you're a 7.5D-EE (on the 5 last) with a low instep, I bet a 7 in the 2030 could work. If high instep, err on the other side of larger and use an insert with the 7.5.

That's my best guess.

 

Thanks so much, this is pretty much exactly what I wanted to know!

 

I wear a 7.5D with a low instep (could probably also wear a 7.5E). Read some advice that I could probably go with 6.5 or 7 in the 2030 last. Do you think 6.5 would definitely be too small?


You could probably do the 6.5. Email Morgan or Guy.
post #5032 of 7229

^ If you are a 7.5D/E in Barrie, you'll probably have to wear 7 or even 7.5 in the 2030 last.

 

I'm a 7D/E in Barrie & wearing 6.5 in the 2030, could also wear a 7 with a thin rubber in-sole.

post #5033 of 7229
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Originally Posted by Dpalaghiuc View Post
 

Pretty interesting video from the Canadian series"The Big Decision" http://www.novamov.com/video/d80c9fd09561a

Sorry for the popups i cant find the full episode on youtube.

 

http://www.videoweed.es/file/b53ab55d54800

 

The Vibergs were asking for an investment to keep their company going. I think this was from two years ago. Haven't gone through the entire episode yet but it's surprising to say the least that a brand with their pricing, quality, and reputation would have financial troubles. They seem like good folks.

 

edit: ok this is hilarious, they ask the vibergs to make a woman's boot and then fly in the owner of some random Canadian boutique that carries kenneth cole and varvatos boots to critique the product.


Edited by accordion - 5/19/14 at 3:41am
post #5034 of 7229
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Originally Posted by meso View Post

What is it with people trying to squeeze into the smallest possible shoes?

It's a pretty standard issue with shoe sizing. I went along that line for a while, and realized how much my foot hurt. So now I'm back to proper sizing, focusing on getting the right fit when my foot has all my weight on it (since that spreads your foot out) and not being as concerned with how it fits when I have no weight on it. Also, boot socks. It's amazing how many people on SF get shocked that some people would wear boot socks with boots.
post #5035 of 7229
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

It's a pretty standard issue with shoe sizing. I went along that line for a while, and realized how much my foot hurt. So now I'm back to proper sizing, focusing on getting the right fit when my foot has all my weight on it (since that spreads your foot out) and not being as concerned with how it fits when I have no weight on it. Also, boot socks. It's amazing how many people on SF get shocked that some people would wear boot socks with boots.
Exactly, There is no way i can wear boot socks with my Viberg's. they are dress sock only. I would need to go up half a size in order to wear proper boot socks.
post #5036 of 7229
Heh, well my point was that people should buy larger boots and wear them with boot socks. smile.gif Not going to try to convince people not to wear thin socks, but people on the forums get incredulous at the idea that some of us wear our boots with nice thick socks. Thin socks in the winter with boots is just miserable, while thick socks in the summer is just fine.
post #5037 of 7229
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

Heh, well my point was that people should buy larger boots and wear them with boot socks. smile.gif Not going to try to convince people not to wear thin socks, but people on the forums get incredulous at the idea that some of us wear our boots with nice thick socks. Thin socks in the winter with boots is just miserable, while thick socks in the summer is just fine.

Danner socks for me in all Vibergs. It helps with both fit and comfort

post #5038 of 7229

I've recently started wearing Darn Tough socks with almost everything except for dress shoes. They come in multiple different styles and thicknesses. They cost a bit more than regular socks but then again they have a lifetime warranty as well.

post #5039 of 7229
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post


take a look here:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/224463/viberg-boots/4530#post_7086715
I got size 8 in 2040 last and the fit is better than perfect. I'm size 9D TTS (Brannock) and for Alden here my breakdown:

Barrie - 8.5D (perfect fit)

Trubalance - 8.5D (perfect fit)

After lengthy discussions with Morgan and Guy from Viberg, I decided to get size 8 in 2030 for the future makeups.
Be aware though, some members wear same size as their Alden Trubalance/Barrie.

As for breaking in, these became extremely comfortable after 6-8 wears.

cheers

Can you gents help with 2040 sizing relative to the 2030? In 2030 for my 2 cxl service boots, I take my Barrie size, which is roomy, but very comfy. Steel28, whose opinions I respect on this thread and in Aldenville, seems to go TTS minus one whole size for 2040. Some have said if you have widish feet, you should go Barrie rather than a whole size down. So is 2040 = 2030 for sizing? Is the better heuristic to go with Barrie/Trubalance sizing? Any help is greatly appreciated!

post #5040 of 7229

I'll chime in with my sock preferences - I've been a long time supporter of Icebreaker though have gone off them lately, they seem to be 'downsizing'.

Where I used to be a large, now the XL barely works for me, it's so tight up top.

 

I stumbled on Goodhew through Sierra Trading Post, and now regularly buy them.

They're very comfortable, not too tight on the calves, decent amount of wool (I need at least 70% for comfort and odour resistance) and a better price than Icebreakers.

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