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post #751 of 6061
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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

^ considering they can't keep up with demand, do you see them complicating things to increase demand with no benefit to supply or margin?

I completely disagree with you. You dont think their is an increased margin to selling full retail directly to a customer as opposed to a fraction of that price to a wholesale/distributor?

post #752 of 6061
The custom process is a long process which takes time getting the smallest detail exact.
Imagine sending lasts back and forwards?
That would just make things more complicated IMO.
You can measure your feet and get those details fitted better than most off the shelf boots.

Also I don't think Viberg are that desperate for the custom. They are a niche brand who I'm guessing don't need or seek mass exposure.
The exclusivity of the brand demands that they keep the long and painstaking process and not cave into the production line nonsense like most of their inferior competitors.
I for one wouldn't buy a cheaper pair of Vibergs if they cut production time but also cut corners.

You pay for what you get. Red Wings will last you a year or two.
Vibergs will truly last a lifetime. You do the maths. I think you'll find Vibergs are one of the cheapest boots around.
post #753 of 6061
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Originally Posted by migsy999 View Post


You pay for what you get. Red Wings will last you a year or two.
Vibergs will truly last a lifetime. You do the maths. I think you'll find Vibergs are one of the cheapest boots around.

Amen!

post #754 of 6061
Unless you really are wearing Red Wings for their intended use (eg logging or line work), they'll last you a hell of a lot longer than a couple of years.

Shucks, I got a pair of 15yo Desert Boots that haven't needed a trip yet to the cobbler
post #755 of 6061
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Guy,

Any chance of some sample pairs being made in each last so customers can order and then return? This way customers can assure proper fit on the last they want? As an example, Rancourt sends you two sizes for a $50 fee which is then applied as a discount to your order. Until further distribution is opened I think something like this would really help. I know I would be ordering more quickly if I was able to ascertain my exact 2030 sizing.
You have totally missed the point of this sample sale. The showcasing has been done as these are models used for trunk shows and the like the past couple of years. They know their market and they've surveyed SF to know that many of the these people are subscribers. It's a chance to reward the followers, clear inventory and still make a buck on items that they would be hard pressed to move in Victoria. Sound like a win win for anyone whose involved.
post #756 of 6061
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Originally Posted by migsy999 View Post

You pay for what you get. Red Wings will last you a year or two.
Vibergs will truly last a lifetime. You do the maths. I think you'll find Vibergs are one of the cheapest boots around.

 

Haha that is a gross exaggeration. 

 
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Originally Posted by b-ewing View Post

Unless you really are wearing Red Wings for their intended use (eg logging or line work), they'll last you a hell of a lot longer than a couple of years.

Shucks, I got a pair of 15yo Desert Boots that haven't needed a trip yet to the cobbler

 

As do I, they are in great shape and have a nice patina. Still have not been re-soled either.

post #757 of 6061
1st off that has nothing at all to do with my post. I simply inquired about a possible method to be able to learn my proper sizing on their lasts. Perhaps you don't understand what I was saying??? Not really sure.

Second, one could easily make the argument that the point of the sample sale was to move inventory quickly at one shot and also to showcase what the brand is capable of and drive custom orders. I would be shocked if custom orders have not increased over the last few weeks.

This is a weird thread. I make a simple request about a way to help customers learn their size and drive more sales for the company and people get upset about it
post #758 of 6061
A program like this is all I was referring to
http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/made-to-fit.html
post #759 of 6061
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

1st off that has nothing at all to do with my post. I simply inquired about a possible method to be able to learn my proper sizing on their lasts. Perhaps you don't understand what I was saying??? Not really sure.

Second, one could easily make the argument that the point of the sample sale was to move inventory quickly at one shot and also to showcase what the brand is capable of and drive custom orders. I would be shocked if custom orders have not increased over the last few weeks.

This is a weird thread. I make a simple request about a way to help customers learn their size and drive more sales for the company and people get upset about it
Dont get so defensive. i agree with you that custom orders must have jumped and for what? Simply moving dead stock out of their warehouse. Like I said win win. But what your suggesting just doesn't seem all that likely. They would be stuck w even more the deadstock. You should contact Guy/Morgan; they're so receptive and crazy helpful it's really unbelievable.
post #760 of 6061
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

A program like this is all I was referring to
http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/made-to-fit.html
That's amazing. I love rancourt
post #761 of 6061
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Originally Posted by mijama View Post


That's amazing. I love rancourt


Rancourt is a good shoe but I had a Rancourt chukka and a Viberg chukka - and there is just no comparison in the workmanship and quality. Of course the Vibergs are about twice as much.

post #762 of 6061
knowing the right size of a shoe/boot in the different lasts is actually pretty easy...do enough of research (there should be plenty of advice in this threadthe intact the brand (in this case viberg) and ask for sizing advice and if you've made a choice, pay to play!
if that is too much to ask for, then this right here isn't really for ya...just my 0.02$!

I bought my first viberg in the wrong size, sold it and bought a different one (0.5 bigger in size, different last as 1st pair) and the fit is just perfect! then after that I've bought another pair (same size as previous, different last) and again the fit was perfect! so it actually just took me one false move and (after that) a lot of research, to finally know my exact size in viberg and their different lasts!

it's actually the same with dry denim that you just can't try in the store around the corner...do some research, some measuring, compare I other things you wear and voila, there you go!

I know it's pretty risky and some folks just don't want to spend that much money for the "wrong boot", but it is what it is...deal with it or get lost! wink.gif
post #763 of 6061
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Originally Posted by Finn666 View Post

knowing the right size of a shoe/boot in the different lasts is actually pretty easy...do enough of research (there should be plenty of advice in this threadthe intact the brand (in this case viberg) and ask for sizing advice and if you've made a choice, pay to play!
if that is too much to ask for, then this right here isn't really for ya...just my 0.02$!

I bought my first viberg in the wrong size, sold it and bought a different one (0.5 bigger in size, different last as 1st pair) and the fit is just perfect! then after that I've bought another pair (same size as previous, different last) and again the fit was perfect! so it actually just took me one false move and (after that) a lot of research, to finally know my exact size in viberg and their different lasts!

it's actually the same with dry denim that you just can't try in the store around the corner...do some research, some measuring, compare I other things you wear and voila, there you go!

I know it's pretty risky and some folks just don't want to spend that much money for the "wrong boot", but it is what it is...deal with it or get lost! wink.gif


Yes I had purchased a boot in the 2030 last in my normal UK9.5 size - it was way too tight in the instep and width. I then got a UK9.5 in the 110 last - perfect!

post #764 of 6061
I've been disappointed in the lack of photos posted of the sample sale shoes people have received. So, I thought I would post mine. I have had my eye out for a saddle shoe for a long time and these really fit the bill. Danite sole, waxed flesh and grey suede really are an awesome combo. Here is a fairly poor iPhone shot, but the best I have for now.

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