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post #5476 of 6328
If black shell is the easiest to source, I don't know why they won't restock it.

Curious why their shell service boots have partially structured toes. Only the Leffot color 8 boot looked unstructured.

I'm worried the brandy shell will look clunky in person.
post #5477 of 6328
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post


1. Navy Shell - released
2. Color 8 Shell (Leffot) - in production
3. Brandy Shell - awaiting pre-order pandemonium

I think the Viberg Gods said there would be 3 shell offerings this year. Maybe we've seen them all now.

Guy told me there was one more this year.

 

Also: how does pre-order work with Viberg. If by the grace of God I get my size, how long will I wait for boots?

post #5478 of 6328
^^It's the shell that is becoming difficult to source. No matter the color. I imagine that black would be the slowest seller, so if I was a manufacturer I'd use all my shell towards a color(s) people are clammering after. My .02.
post #5479 of 6328
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

^^It's the shell that is becoming difficult to source. No matter the color. I imagine that black would be the slowest seller, so if I was a manufacturer I'd use all my shell towards a color(s) people are clammering after. My .02.

 

Also the difficulties/issues of working with shell might make it less worthwhile for them.

post #5480 of 6328
I believe all shell cordovan Vibergs from here on out will be partially structured and lined. FWIW, I can see why they'd want them structured, as my unstructured shell has collapsed so much that you can easily see the outline of my toes, causing an extra crease in the front portion of the boots. I have no complaints about it, but as so many people want no excess creasing, this could be a deal breaker.

Also, these boots are getting darker and darker with every day.
post #5481 of 6328
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

I believe all shell cordovan Vibergs from here on out will be partially structured and lined. FWIW, I can see why they'd want them structured, as my unstructured shell has collapsed so much that you can easily see the outline of my toes, causing an extra crease in the front portion of the boots. I have no complaints about it, but as so many people want no excess creasing, this could be a deal breaker.

Also, these boots are getting darker and darker with every day.


My Rider Co boots and my Rancourt loafers which are both Walnut have also darkened a bit, it appears that lighter shell will tend to do that.

post #5482 of 6328
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Originally Posted by jp2k1 View Post
 


The 1035 is a tad shorter, but there is an elongated toe area on the 2030, that is considered useless and more for cosmetic reasons unless you have feet shaped like a cone.  Also, you have take into account the leather as well. All in all nothing beats trying them on yourself and spending time with it.


Unfortunately, I do not have the luxury of trying before purchase. Sizing judgement and decision are all based on helpful online advices.

post #5483 of 6328
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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

Hold on. A EEE on a "long" last should be a true E to EE width, ie the width of the 2030.

I wear a 7.5EEE in the 5 last and I need a thin insole to get a snug fit on the 7.5 2030. I could possibly even go down to a 7.

You should get a 6.5 or even 6, depending on how snugly you like to wear boots. Most people wear thicker socks to help with comfort. If that's you, shoot for the 6.5.

Hmm what if I plan on wearing dress socks or no show socks?
post #5484 of 6328
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

I believe all shell cordovan Vibergs from here on out will be partially structured and lined. FWIW, I can see why they'd want them structured, as my unstructured shell has collapsed so much that you can easily see the outline of my toes, causing an extra crease in the front portion of the boots. I have no complaints about it, but as so many people want no excess creasing, this could be a deal breaker.

Also, these boots are getting darker and darker with every day.

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Does this happen to all leathers on the 2030 with unstructured toe or only for shell?

post #5485 of 6328
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Originally Posted by Odd I/O View Post


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Does this happen to all leathers on the 2030 with unstructured toe or only for shell?
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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.

post #5486 of 6328

So, has anyone preordered from Viberg before? Where exactly will I need to go on their website in order to pound the "refresh" until I can click an "add to cart" button?

post #5487 of 6328
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Originally Posted by Odd I/O View Post


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Does this happen to all leathers on the 2030 with unstructured toe or only for shell?

 

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.

post #5488 of 6328
Can only hope this encourages people to abandon the flat, floppy toe look.
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post #5490 of 6328
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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.
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