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