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post #1021 of 2985
Here they are brand new.. LOVE the cap toe, way more character than plain
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Now after 2-3 weeks of wear. I'm not putting anything on them, that's the point of leather sole, if I wanted vibram sole I'd buy a boot with vibram sole. These are instant classics with insane leather and master craftsmanship
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Bonus pic..
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Ill have them resoled when needed, can't wait to see the patina in a few years !
Thanks George. You da man
post #1022 of 2985
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These are instant classics with insane leather and master craftsmanship

Thanks George. You da man

Thank you so much man
BTW - the bonus pic is my favorite - you look fucking tough, but then you're holding your baby girl - great shot!
post #1023 of 2985
No problem. Just the truth
post #1024 of 2985
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Here they are brand new.. LOVE the cap toe, way more character than plain
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Now after 2-3 weeks of wear. I'm not putting anything on them, that's the point of leather sole, if I wanted vibram sole I'd buy a boot with vibram sole. These are instant classics with insane leather and master craftsmanship
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Bonus pic..
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Ill have them resoled when needed, can't wait to see the patina in a few years !
Thanks George. You da man

 

Those look fantastic.  I completely agree with your stance on wearing and enjoying the leather sole. 

post #1025 of 2985
Leather soles are awesome, I just don't have the luxury of them usually. We get lots of ice on concrete around here, covered in salt, not to mention I tromp around the shallows of the local bay, and climb around on rocks. The double soles might stand a chance, but a single leather sole just can't handle it. Well they can handle it, but they wear in really quickly, and you risk cracks and holes. Which is called wearing your boots smile.gif but then you have to resole them and break them in all over again. Rubber half-sole doesn't change the break in all that much, but makes your sole last so much longer, and adds just a bit of protection to the most obviously worn part of the boot.
post #1026 of 2985

My new cap toe Trench boots alongside a new(ish) pair of Viberg service boots (right) and my 12-year-old Chippewas (left). The Chippewas are the boot that the Trench boots are meant to replace.

 

 

And here are the Trenches just with the Chippewas:

 

 

 

 

And now just with the Vibergs:

 

post #1027 of 2985
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My new cap toe Trench boots alongside a new(ish) pair of Viberg service boots (right) and my 12-year-old Chippewas (left). The Chippewas are the boot that the Trench boots are meant to replace.

 

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And here are the Trenches just with the Chippewas:

 

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And now just with the Vibergs:

 

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Thanks for sharing.  I also have the Trench boots, but plain toe, and really like them.  I'm curious about the Vibergs.  Do you like them?  How's the fit and comfort compared to the OSB Trench boot?

post #1028 of 2985
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Hey guys,
We have 1 pair of size 10 custom Trench Boots made for Freeman's Japan that I thought we'd offer up on StyleForum. This is the only pair in the US! $450 shipped and they're yours - let me know!
Peanut Suede with Brown Chromexcel

How do this fit compared to the Alden Barrie last?
post #1029 of 2985
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Originally Posted by OakStreetBootmakers View Post

Hey guys,
We have 1 pair of size 10 custom Trench Boots made for Freeman's Japan that I thought we'd offer up on StyleForum. This is the only pair in the US! $450 shipped and they're yours - let me know!
Peanut Suede with Brown Chromexcel
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How do this fit compared to the Alden Barrie last?

 

- I am 8D TTS

- I wear 7.5D in Barrie which fits pretty much perfectly.

- I have the Trench boot in 7.5D.  They are okay but if I had to do it over, I'd get an 8D.

 

My impressions:

- I would go 1/2 size up from the Barrie in the Trench boot.  It's also what OSB recommends (they recommend TTS).

- The toe box on these is much wider than the Barrie, IMO.  Maybe just a tiny bit more room height-wise.

- The room around the instep is about the same as the Barrie, IMO.

- The heel on the Barrie is roomier, IMO.

 

YMMV.

post #1030 of 2985
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Thanks for sharing.  I also have the Trench boots, but plain toe, and really like them.  I'm curious about the Vibergs.  Do you like them?  How's the fit and comfort compared to the OSB Trench boot?

 

Well, both are pretty new to me, so it's hard to make final judgments, but first impressions:  The Vibergs are a much heavier boot. They have a steel shank, double leather sole, stacked leather heel, double-stitched welt, who knows what else... And the leather is a thick and really incredibly rich horsehide (pics don't do justice).  So they certainly seem like a far sturdier boot, and I'd be surprised if they didn't outlast the Trenches by many years.   I know, I love the Trenches too, but this just seems obvious when you hold and look at each boot.

 

BUT, the Vibergs are taking a long time to break in and get comfortable, which is the trade-off I guess.  They have a lot more support than the Trenches (and I have a high arch) so standing in them for long periods will I think be better. But the Trenches, with the softer CXL and lighter overall build, are much more comfortable right out of the box, and they seem more comfortable for walking in.  The higher heel of the Vibergs (like White's Boots) takes some getting used to for walking.

 

So, very different boots.  I love the Trenches too, but I guess I have to say that the Vibergs feel like the highest quality boot I have ever seen.  (I've either owned or tried on over the years Chippewas, Wolverines, Red Wings, Aldens, etc.)  Of course, the Vibergs don't come cheap either...

post #1031 of 2985
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- I am 8D TTS
- I wear 7.5D in Barrie which fits pretty much perfectly.
- I have the Trench boot in 7.5D.  They are okay but if I had to do it over, I'd get an 8D.

My impressions:
- I would go 1/2 size up from the Barrie in the Trench boot.  It's also what OSB recommends (they recommend TTS).
- The toe box on these is much wider than the Barrie, IMO.  Maybe just a tiny bit more room height-wise.
- The room around the instep is about the same as the Barrie, IMO.
- The heel on the Barrie is roomier, IMO.

YMMV.

This is more or less what I find as well (not with the Barrie, but with W1K which is somewhat similar). The Trench Boot is definitely as wide if not a little bit wider, but it's definitely true to length (which is a bit different than TTS, frankly). I have a very wide foot, and the 9.5D is definitely the right length, if even a bit short on my right foot. It's not exactly snug, but it's not loose either (maybe a bit at the heel, but laterally, not up-down). A little bit shorter would be too short, I think, as my big toe is just a tad bit cramped as it is. So definitely don't err on the smaller side, like you might do with Barrie's, TruBalance, or W1K. Honestly, if I wore even thicker socks, I might even go .5 above my TTS.

Also, in other notes, my Trench Boots are their way back from Chicago. Tony says that the welt indeed is just aesthetically dinged up, and it's structurally fine. They also glued my innersoles back in for me (they were starting to come loose) but of course that's a trivial kind of thing. My cobbler would have done that for $5, if not free. Basically, it was as I thought, that it was aesthetic, and that OSB just wanted to take a look at them to reassure themselves that everything was okay with them.
post #1032 of 2985

I wear 9.5E in Barrie PTB.  I tried the 10D in trench boot and it fits fine.  I also wear 9.5D in 1000 mile.  Hope this helps.

post #1033 of 2985
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How do this fit compared to the Alden Barrie last?
half up from Barrie!
post #1034 of 2985
Thanks everyone, you just saved me $450!
post #1035 of 2985
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Thanks everyone, you just saved me $450!

Lol - the 1 pair of Freeman's Japan aren't your size?
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