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post #5476 of 9304
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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

Honestly, given that Viberg doesn't consider itself a dress boot, I'm not sure the collapse of the unstructured toe box is that big a deal to them; their boots are supposed to look beat to hell, I would think.

Those are great boots you have and I wouldn't have even paid attention to the toe area; the "creases" I'd have attributed to a boot achieving a beautiful patina. It's all in the journey.

I suppose so, but that look just doesn't do anything for me. However, I'm not a hard core SW&D guy.
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Originally Posted by cdm137 View Post

I imagine that it will happen to all unstructured toes eventually, regardless of the type of leather, provided that it's worn sufficiently.  Shell just happens to be thinner than most of the cowhides they use for their boots.  Notice how their calfskin boots were also partially structured as well, likely for the same reason.

Thanks, when you take a moment to think about it then it makes sense that all leather types will eventually succumb to this to some degree.

Hopefully other people with 2030 boots with unstructured toe will chime in with their experiences. I'm curious how 'bad' it gets and which leather is particularly resistant to this effect.
post #5477 of 9304
I'm not entirely sure what people are looking at in that photo. You mean the small bump at the toe, above the broguing on the toe cap?

FWIW, vintage engineer boots were often made with an unstructured toe, and you often see the toes collapse after a lot of wear. IMO, it adds to the look. Not idea on how it would look on shell cordovan though.



(note, those are Mister Freedom engineer boots, but they're modeled on an early 1920s/ 30s design).
post #5478 of 9304
I wanted partially structured toe on French calfs to avoid the toe box collapsing but after 10ish wears toe box shows no signs of collapsing. Not sure on unlined shell but feel it shouldn't collapse instantly probably a fit issue if it does
post #5479 of 9304

^^ That, IMO, is how a well-used boot should age.

I don't read that as a collapse of the toe, I see it as natural wabi sabi.

Viberg is a work boot maker FFS!

post #5480 of 9304
Here's Andrew Chen's Vibergs (Andrew Chen of 3sixteen). Same collapsed toe. Boots made from harness leather


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post #5481 of 9304
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Originally Posted by ysb View Post

Didn't see a thread in SW&D through search (and only a small on in MC) so I wanted to see if people have any experience with these boots, namely, finding a pair. Do you have to order direct from them? I'm interested in getting the Bobcat models that's similar/same to the one in the B&S forum I think they look great, and I'm not sure if I have enough boots. The version of the Bobcat that's on their webpage definitely does not look like this, I think it's a model for the overseas market?


Viberg does make a few limited edition boots, this may be one of them. Sometimes you won't find the same styles at all the locations.

post #5482 of 9304

That was the cinnamon roughout bobcat from 2010

post #5483 of 9304
In person it is much more evident that the crease is around my toes. It also is no matter to me. But since many people worry about creases in the toe box, it might matter to many people.
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Hi all, first post in this topic, I've enjoyed reading all of the information.

I'm hoping that someone who reads this might be able to help me out with sizing info. I own a pair of CXL Service Boots on the 2030 in a size 7. They are definitely roomier than my Alden's Barrie lasted 7s.

If anyone here owns a 2030 lasted boot in size 6.5 who would be willing to PM me the measurements of the inside length of the insole of the boot and the outside widths of the sole at the wide point I would really appreciate it.

Thanks!
post #5485 of 9304
Any one know if Guy is out I email viberg for week no response. I got a pair of boots in ans some how the missed the shoelaces, shoe bags, Venetian cream. All there was the boots wraped in bubble wrap. The boots where perfect but would still like my laces and shoe bags. He might be out town I guess
post #5486 of 9304
I think Guy and Brett are both in Japan at the moment.
post #5487 of 9304
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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

Any one know if Guy is out I email viberg for week no response. I got a pair of boots in ans some how the missed the shoelaces, shoe bags, Venetian cream. All there was the boots wraped in bubble wrap. The boots where perfect but would still like my laces and shoe bags. He might be out town I guess

Same happened to me, except I did get the extra laces. Guy said they ran out of bags, etc. and would send them as soon as they get restocked.
post #5488 of 9304

Incidentally, this is the very last day for the natural CXL derby preorder:

 

http://www.styleforummarket.com/viberg-natural-cxl-derby-shoes-preorders-full-payment-free-shipping-worldwide-preorders-taken-until-june-15/

 

Happy Father's Day, to all the dads.

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

post #5489 of 9304
Got in my Brown CXL 2030 Service Boots on Friday.

I am absolutely stunned. Spectacular construction, materials, eye for detail, etc. Have Dainite soles, all extras in packaging.

Also got in a pari of the Alden Gamble's Hill Indy boots... which normally I would probably love, but compared to the Vibergs they're firmly knocked down to 'like' and I will probably send them back (so I can have more $$ for more Vibergs, of course!)

As to sizing, I'm an 8.5c Brannock, taks a 8c LWB... and a 7.5 in these is dead on. One thing to note is w/ the normal waxxed laces they're a bit loose, but with the leathers the tongue sits more firmly against my foot and they feel wonderfully snug after about 16 hours of total wear.
post #5490 of 9304
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Originally Posted by brandall10 View Post

Got in my Brown CXL 2030 Service Boots on Friday.

I am absolutely stunned. Spectacular construction, materials, eye for detail, etc. Have Dainite soles, all extras in packaging.

Also got in a pari of the Alden Gamble's Hill Indy boots... which normally I would probably love, but compared to the Vibergs they're firmly knocked down to 'like' and I will probably send them back (so I can have more $$ for more Vibergs, of course!)

As to sizing, I'm an 8.5c Brannock, taks a 8c LWB... and a 7.5 in these is dead on. One thing to note is w/ the normal waxxed laces they're a bit loose, but with the leathers the tongue sits more firmly against my foot and they feel wonderfully snug after about 16 hours of total wear.

Round these parts we post pics! Congrats on the purchase 

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