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Viberg for Styleforummarket.com MTO - Copper task roughout service boot on the 110 last

post #1 of 56
Thread Starter 

For our next makeup, I am proposing a pair of , as shown below.  The tentative specs are:

 

Model: Service boot

Last: 110 or 2040

Leather: Copper task roughout, with copper task smooth for the tongue.

Toebox: Unconstructed, plain captoe.

Sole: Dainite (or equivalent)

Eyelets: 7 in antique brass.

 

The makeup would look very close to the shoe below, without the distressing.  You'll have to get that all by yourself.  I propose wearing them to a burned out site for an hour.  The proposed makeup will have an additional eyelet, so that there is no "buckling" in the leather between them.  We cannot get the rivet, so that will not be there either.

 

 

 


The only debate about this makeup will be about the last.  The original last, as shown, is 110.  I personally think that for this boot, the 110 last is most faithful to the workwear roots, but I am open to having this built on the 2040 last as well, which is slimmer through the midfoot, but still has the rounded toe. 

 

Incidentally, a lot of work boots have a looser heel.  If any of you have ever done construction, you'll know why.  You don't actually walk large distances, but you are on your feet all day, and you are carrying heavy stuff.  Your feet will actually swell as the day progresses, and the last thing that you want is for your feet to feel constricted.  What is desirable is very different from what you want for a hiking boot, where you want no heel slippage, because you are walking all day, and any heel or ankle slippage may result in blisters.

 

I have decided to not put up a poll, since I want people to justify why they want one last over another, and try to persuade their fellow members.

 

We will have 1 week of discussion, followed by 2 weeks for the preorder at www.styleforummarket.com.

 

Have at it, gentlemen.

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

post #2 of 56

I think the 110 last is perfect for the reasons you outlined above. It will make for a more traditional workbook, be extremely comfortable, and finally give us guys with wide feet a break.

post #3 of 56

On another note: Is it recommended to size down 1 from 2030 to 110? i.e. if i am an 8 in the 2030 last, should I take a 7.5 in the 110?

post #4 of 56
Agreed on 110
post #5 of 56
I agree that the 110 is the way to go.

It is definitely wider, but I think it looks great with this roughout workboot style.

Different angles of the Cabourn boot (I'm even a fan of the laces they used on the original collab boot):

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Originally Posted by 45bur View Post

On another note: Is it recommended to size down 1 from 2030 to 110? i.e. if i am an 8 in the 2030 last, should I take a 7.5 in the 110?

I'm wear a size 9 on the 2030 and have a decent amount of room in the toe box, but it's a pretty good fit in my forefoot & heel; I was planning on sizing down to an 8.5 if this boot goes forward in the 110 last.
post #6 of 56

Are we keeping the captoe (is that the right word)?

post #7 of 56
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Are we keeping the captoe (is that the right word)?

I think that is the plan.... I sure hope so anyway. It really helps soften the rounded toe of the 110 last imo

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I think that is the plan.... I sure hope so anyway. It really helps soften the rounded toe of the 110 last imo

Yeah I'm hoping we do too, I really like the way it looks on the boot.

post #9 of 56
Thread Starter 

Oh, yeah, a cap toe.  I forgot that.  Will add to the OP right now.

post #10 of 56

This SF MTO is going to be tough to resist.  But damn, I'm already on three preorders, including the waxed flesh soon to arrive.  I would have to weigh in on the 110 last.  I don't have any real good justification for the 110 over the 2040 other than it appears that the 110 has less of the more obvious "bump" on the toe.  I know this makeup is supposed to lean towards more of a work boot style but the sleeker toe creates a good balance for me personally.

post #11 of 56

Never had the opportunity to try a pair of Viberg's before so I have no idea what my size would be.  I do have 6 pairs of Trickers - size 81/2 on the 4997 Stow last (the best last for me) and a size 8 on the 4444 last (which does not fit me well and is too wide for my D width foot).

Which size would I be on the proposed 110 last?  On the 2040 last if it comes to fruition?

 

Why can't Viberg distress the shoe - they did it for the Cabourn production?

Same question as per the rivet - once again it was done for the Cabourn production?

Dainite - or equivalent?  Why an equivalent?

 

Sorry for the above three questions however for a boot this price I do not think they are out of line at all.

post #12 of 56
Most don't want it pre-distressed. Much better to do the work yourself rather than fake it. I don't buy pre-faded jeans for the same reason

Dainite or equivalent is because Viberg stocks both Dainite and Itshide soles so either could be used
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Originally Posted by buzzlulu View Post
 

Never had the opportunity to try a pair of Viberg's before so I have no idea what my size would be.  I do have 6 pairs of Trickers - size 81/2 on the 4997 Stow last (the best last for me) and a size 8 on the 4444 last (which does not fit me well and is too wide for my D width foot).

Which size would I be on the proposed 110 last?  On the 2040 last if it comes to fruition?

 

Why can't Viberg distress the shoe - they did it for the Cabourn production?

Same question as per the rivet - once again it was done for the Cabourn production?

Dainite - or equivalent?  Why an equivalent?

 

Sorry for the above three questions however for a boot this price I do not think they are out of line at all.

 

Fok is probably the best to answer this but my opinion is:

 

1. Viberg could probably distress the boots but I believe most of us would prefer to do the distressing ourselves.  At least I would.

2.  The rivet might not be possible maybe due to some agreement with Cabourn since it is something that made that collaboration unique.

3.  Probably equivalent because Viberg has said that sometimes the exact Dainite sole was not in stock and they replaced it with the Itshide (I think) equivalent.

 

Edit: Ryden, you beat me to it.

post #14 of 56

Thanks for the reply.

Just now need some feedback on sizing - still a tough one to take the leap of faith without ever having tried on a pair

post #15 of 56

I know for certain I am in the minority here and it will probably be the break for me but I would like to see the 2040 last. 110 is hard to wear for people with small narrow feet. I like the side profile of the 110 but from the top I feel like I am looking at a giant blob when its size like 7. It has no shape cause its so wide in the toebox that the heel isnt really distinguishable.

 

Im all for the wide feet people to get some long awaited due's thou! Cant wait to see pics.

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