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Boots just arrived after taking a very expensive holiday in customs...

Overall I'm really happy with them, but I do have one slight gripe. The double stitch down is a bit of a mess, especially on the right boot. This is my 7th pair of Vibergs and I can't help but think that they are letting shoes through quality control, which might not have done so in the past. The first 5 pairs had consistent spacing between the two rows of stitches, yet these and a pair bought from Superdenim a few months ago have been a bit messy. May be I'm being too picky, but it really bugs me when it's the first thing I see when I look down at what are otherwise stunning boots. I wonder if any one who's got an unhealthy amount of Vibergs has noticed the same? (Thanks Fok for all your work on this btw!)
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Got mine in Paris on Wednesday. Half size down, I.e. Barrie's, is perfect. Wore them for five hours on Friday, no breakin required, including 3hour drive in hoilidays traffic. Then I played soccer with my son. I felt like Tom Dempsey kicking a field goal.

These are seriously great boots. The few scuff marks I have are a little furry already.

You played soccer in your boots?  Okay... so, I've never done that.  Incidentally, I'm in your country right now.  There are great things about every country's cuisine, but I think that France wins when it comes to saucing things.  

post #378 of 404
@LA Guy -- believe me, those sauces get tiresome after a while. I'm dying for a bottle of Cholula right about now.

Are you in Paris?

@peelzap

Mine are actually really well stitched -- I looked them up and down for defects. The only issue so far is that the commando lugs are magnets for gravel.
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@LA Guy -- believe me, those sauces get tiresome after a while. I'm dying for a bottle of Cholula right about now.

Are you in Paris?

In Lyon.  Everything can get tiresome, but some things are harder to get tired of than others.  Of course, I'm a creature of habit.

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@LA Guy -- believe me, those sauces get tiresome after a while. I'm dying for a bottle of Cholula right about now.

Are you in Paris?

@peelzap

Mine are actually really well stitched -- I looked them up and down for defects. The only issue so far is that the commando lugs are magnets for gravel.

That's interesting and possibly backs up my point about quality control. There's clearly nothing wrong with their ability to still make the very finest work boots, nothings changed in that respect. It may just be that what passes through quality control has been loosened slightly. Like I said its probably a case of me being picky, but to have 5 pairs that were faultless, and then the two most recent to be a little suspect suggests something's changed.
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That's interesting and possibly backs up my point about quality control. There's clearly nothing wrong with their ability to still make the very finest work boots, nothings changed in that respect. It may just be that what passes through quality control has been loosened slightly. Like I said its probably a case of me being picky, but to have 5 pairs that were faultless, and then the two most recent to be a little suspect suggests something's changed.

It could very well be that the size of the waxed flesh order strained their production capacity.

...or, maybe Vibergs are now junk. In that case, I'll buy anything in siz3 9.5 for 50 cents on the dollar.
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Just to further illustrate my point (sorry if I'm droning on...) clockwise from top left are (almost) all of my Vibergs, starting from a few years ago. The two most recent just aren't as 'clean'

Edit: image is wrong way round for some reason. Tan roughouts are oldest, tan Latigo and wax flesh newest
post #383 of 404
Great collection but maybe reach out to Viberg first to see if they can do anything?
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Just to further illustrate my point (sorry if I'm droning on...) clockwise from top left are (almost) all of my Vibergs, starting from a few years ago. The two most recent just aren't as 'clean'

Edit: image is wrong way round for some reason. Tan roughouts are oldest, tan Latigo and wax flesh newest

I think it stinks when a product like this doesn't live up to one's expectations. However mistakes do happen, so have you reached out to Viberg to see what they might be willing to do?

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And the backlash begins in 5 4 3 2 1....
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And the backlash begins in 5 4 3 2 1....

God, let's hope not. 

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I couldn't agree more. I've invested a disgraceful amount of money in Viberg shoes as boots as I, and many clearly believe that they are finest of their kind available. For one, I think the 110 last is the best fitting and looking shape I've ever come across (I only wish they'd make more on it rather than the 2030 which does nothing for me personally look and fit wise).

The build quality and attention to detail is unmatched. I held a pair oxfords next to a pair of Nicks oxfords and the difference in quality is frankly laughable. There is certainly no backlash from me, just an observation that certain small mistakes may or may not have slipped through the net. It is purely an aesthetic thing, which in no way effects it's usability as a work boot. But honestly, how many of us aren't just pounding the pavements in them? It just comes down to expecting a certain attention to detail on a pair of shoes where the import fees alone were more than most of my friends would spend on a pair of shoes.

Another rant over...

In answer to reaching out to Viberg, I haven't done so yet. I'm going to sleep on it & see if it still really bugs me. I've been waiting for these bad boys to turn up for so long I want to admire their form a bit first!
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Some of mine are stitched evenly and better than others.  The cordovan ones seem to be more meticulously done while the workboots a little off.  But like you said, cant beat them. I never bothered to raise the question, not that you shouldnt.  It would be good to bring this to their attention anyway.

 

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I couldn't agree more. I've invested a disgraceful amount of money in Viberg shoes as boots as I, and many clearly believe that they are finest of their kind available. For one, I think the 110 last is the best fitting and looking shape I've ever come across (I only wish they'd make more on it rather than the 2030 which does nothing for me personally look and fit wise).

The build quality and attention to detail is unmatched. I held a pair oxfords next to a pair of Nicks oxfords and the difference in quality is frankly laughable. There is certainly no backlash from me, just an observation that certain small mistakes may or may not have slipped through the net. It is purely an aesthetic thing, which in no way effects it's usability as a work boot. But honestly, how many of us aren't just pounding the pavements in them? It just comes down to expecting a certain attention to detail on a pair of shoes where the import fees alone were more than most of my friends would spend on a pair of shoes.

Another rant over...

In answer to reaching out to Viberg, I haven't done so yet. I'm going to sleep on it & see if it still really bugs me. I've been waiting for these bad boys to turn up for so long I want to admire their form a bit first!
post #389 of 404

i just looked at my boots and I have a *very* slight variation in the stitching between the right vs left, but nothing close to your boots.  anyhow, on another note, i think I am going to keep my size 9 boots.  the last in general has slightly more volume than what i am normally used to.  I am going to keep breaking them in and if needed i can take up the room with some foot beds etc.  in the meantime, i am definitely enjoying the burliness of these boots.

 

oh one last thing, all this talk about France.... i'll be in Paris in a couple of weeks and then down in St. Remy for another 10 days.  looking forward to a little vacation.... :)

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For one, I think the 110 last is the best fitting and looking shape I've ever come across (I only wish they'd make more on it rather than the 2030 which does nothing for me personally look and fit wise).

I agree 100% and after receiving these boots I have to say I really wished we went ahead with this boot on the 110 last as suggested. The 2045 toe box is a strange shape to me however I do believe it fits better around the midfoot. Something about how the most bulbous part of the toe box sits off towards the big toe.
Still debating on whether or not to sell and go back to a 110 lasted boot which to me is much more symmetrically shaped like the 2030.

I also have a slight variation in the stitching between the right and left which is something that i've mentioned in the main viberg thread months ago. I've contacted morgan from Viberg about this with my boondockers and was told there's nothing structurally wrong with the boot. The only solution would be a return/refund. Good luck with your boots, try and reach out to viberg as I've yet to see stitching that bad before, maybe they'll have a different answer for you.
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