Originally Posted by TRINI
Does anyone have experience with both in terms of quality, comfort, etc?
I'm not familiar with all of their respective offerings, but here's my experience with a pair of each I tried when I was looking for vintage looking hiking boots myself:
The Vibergs seemed like the real deal: Pretty heavy, thick sturdy leather that IIRC was a little stiff, requiring some break inn. Would probably last forever. Very expensive (here at least).
The Diemmes I tried felt much lighter, almost like sneakers with a hiking boot look. Comfortable from the get-go but not a lot of support and would probably not last as long. IIRC about half of the price of the Vibergs I saw.
In the end I went with a pair from Paraboots which were perfect for what I was looking for (I couldn't find the pics of them in the shoe porn thread, but there's one in the recent Scandinavian winter thread.)