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post #1291 of 1456

Were 15ss Virgils on the narrower last? I was surprised mine fit so snugly (more snug than my Brigs in the same size). Haven't really worn them yet. Tempted to flip and get 7 holes.

post #1292 of 1456
What makeup? All virgils fit me the same but certain materials lend to a more stiff fit ie my bison feel tighter than my kngr because they have 0 give
post #1293 of 1456

calf suede

 

 

probably just my fat feet :o

post #1294 of 1456
one of the best iteration !
post #1295 of 1456
Are there any diff between the ICt ver of Virgil? Besides the fact that it cost like twice over the visvim ver?
post #1296 of 1456
Odd question but does anyone know why Visvim ships from Hong Kong when you order through their web store?
post #1297 of 1456
they have an entity in HK, most likely due to tax reasons, so they handle all overseas shipments from there
post #1298 of 1456
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Originally Posted by Emixam View Post

they have an entity in HK, most likely due to tax reasons, so they handle all overseas shipments from there

Thanks mate! That totally makes sense.
post #1299 of 1456
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Originally Posted by Shinoda View Post

Are there any diff between the ICt ver of Virgil? Besides the fact that it cost like twice over the visvim ver?

they don't cost twice as much unless you pay via us webstore. depending on leather, the other variable is that all of the ict virgils are soaked in iron rich mud for 30 days with other things (I think metals for rust / oxidation) which give a strong patina to the leather. In addition some of them are distressed so you may see pitting or surface wear. The patch is also indigo fabric, although it doesnt factor into the cost. The main driver is the distressing that is done to the boots. IMO they can look "okay" but I sold my ICT virgils because they are weakened after soaking / distressing process. The sole tends to separate fairly easily because they glue the sole and water from soaking causes it to separate a bit. On paper it's cool, but in reality kinda lacking.
post #1300 of 1456
It's almost like they need to do the distressing to the upper and outsole separately and then put the boots together afterward so you don't run into that problem. That should help a little bit. Might make it so the distressing isn't as "natural" but if it means the boots last longer (except for maybe the uppers), it might be worth it.
I always like how the ICT boots look though.
post #1301 of 1456
Right? It would be cool if the hides were patina'd then they constructed the boot. I get it though, because everything from the welt, the hardware and the stitching is part of the distressing which gives it a really nice look. It is just unfortunate that we are paying a premium for shoes that are almost guaranteed to be flawed out of the box.
post #1302 of 1456
Agreed. The funny thing is, is it seems to directly go against some of the ethos of the brand. Hiroki has always talked about making modern items that would one day become vintage so I also find it odd to make products knowing full well they won't last as long.
There's definitely ways of doing similar distressing without comprising the integrity of the shoe itself. Just needs to be tested some.

On another note, those Brigs from this season, were they just released in Japan? I'm starting to think no one in the US ordered them or was able to get a hold of them and I'm becoming more and more bummed I missed out.
post #1303 of 1456
There's no way that they'd discontinue something that's popular. Just look at the grizzly, they've been releasing similar denim / leather combo recently even though at a higher price.

The ICT version doesn't sound like it's worth the extra price then. I don't think one could tell the difference with the patina of normal visvim ver and the ICT ver once they are both worn in, asides the laces and the small tag differences.
post #1304 of 1456

Conversation Topic: Does anyone use they're visvim boots outside of city living (say for hiking, or similar stuff)?

 

I was scared to use my Scripturas folks because of the painted finish, but I recently noticed the tongue is sewn to the leather liner where the laces are, which seem like a water proofing feature. That Plus the lug sole seems to indicate theyd be decent for hiking. 

post #1305 of 1456
I would definitely use my Vis boots in the wild if I was not living in the city. Scriptura have to be one of the toughest Vis boots with the Cochise, but as discussed often here Vis bootsare tough Fashion boots i.o. with Viberg which are more like fashionable workwear boots.

Here are Ruco`s scriptura after 15 miles trek




Edited by Emixam - 4/19/16 at 5:27pm
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