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post #976 of 1472
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I don't know what sort of boots you are used to wearing, but if it's something like Viberg or a traditional Northhampton GYW boot, Visvims are very light indeed,  The midsole is light, and the moreflex sole is light and kangaroo is a strong but also very light leather.  

I like those, but I know, because of my own wierdness, that I would never wear dark brown.

I had a few Vibergs indeed Fok but after visiting Haven last year always wanted a pair of Virgils and Brigadiers. I also have two pairs of EG Galways for more business situations.

All I know I see more Visvim in my future. Damn.
post #977 of 1472
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I had a few Vibergs indeed Fok but after visiting Haven last year always wanted a pair of Virgils and Brigadiers. I also have two pairs of EG Galways for more business situations.

All I know I see more Visvim in my future. Damn.

They are different boots for different looks.  All good.  Kumbaya.

post #978 of 1472
Any input regarding small imperfection that I found? No big deal considering the strength and durability on KNGR leather?
Should I worry or just let it be..



looks like a small scratch and leather looks a little worn already. Not really a big deal since these will be worn but want to make sure.
post #979 of 1472
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Any input regarding small imperfection that I found? No big deal considering the strength and durability on KNGR leather?
Should I worry or just let it be..



looks like a small scratch and leather looks a little worn already. Not really a big deal since these will be worn but want to make sure.

That just looks like it brushed up against something, at some time.  Happens in the storeroom, happens on the factory floor.  Certainly, if that leads to failure, it would just be symptomatic of much more serious issues with the boots.

post #980 of 1472
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

That just looks like it brushed up against something, at some time.  Happens in the storeroom, happens on the factory floor.  Certainly, if that leads to failure, it would just be symptomatic of much more serious issues with the boots.

Hmmm, I hear what you are saying.

Going to search this thread to see what shoe care products I should use for kngr.
post #981 of 1472
Use some mink oil. Should smoothen light scratches.
post #982 of 1472
the brown and dark brown kngr leather ligthens up very easily ans quickly. never apply any waterproof spray on them or it will leave stains.
post #983 of 1472
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Originally Posted by Emixam View Post

anyone knows if applying some saphir will help ? I applie ssome waterprrof spray on Brigs kngr this morning.....not sure if it is because of the leather itself or my waterproof spray but it never happened on my other shoes....



in the end i.applied saphir creme surfine in mahogany color and now they look like new. every now and then i apply creme surfine to darken the color.
Edited by Emixam - 10/9/15 at 5:13am
post #984 of 1472
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Originally Posted by Emixam View Post

the brown and dark brown kngr leather ligthens up very easily ans quickly. never apply any waterproof spray on them or it will leave stains.


thanks for this. Great tip.

Should I use horsehair brush as well?
post #985 of 1472
horsehair brush is fine yes.
post #986 of 1472
Visvim Virgils got here.



The full grain suede is a really nice touch.
post #987 of 1472
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Visvim Virgils got here.
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The full grain suede is a really nice touch.

Looks great for sure. How's the sizing?

I was able to fit mine same as my CP lows (size 9/42).
post #988 of 1472
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Looks great for sure. How's the sizing?

I was able to fit mine same as my CP lows (size 9/42).

Same sizing as my CPs, US 10 (CPs are a 43).  The product dev guy in me wants to buy an old banged up pair, cut them open, and see what they do at the back, where the TPU stabilizer is.  If I had to find a fault, and this has been there in all except for a couple of models, it's that it doesn't seem that they know what to do where the welt meets the heel stabilizer, and the leather is just "cut, and not even glued into place.  I don't knof If I would have a solution, of course, The stabilizer, which was always something that drew me to Visvim, is completely useless (as it is in all the footwear I have of theirs that are not sneakers, but it does look cool.  At least it'st not as stupidly non-functional as it is on their soft mocs that don't even have a proper heel cup.  Even so, it seems nearly entirely decorative.  

 

It occurs to me that I'd like to see Visvim and Hender scheme do something together.  But, it would be like, Visvim materials on Hender Scheme designs, since the materials used in Hender Schemes are pretty stupidly bad for the price.  I would also love to see something like the Skayways done in a undyed leather, but not the stuff that Hender Scheme uses (For the record. I love wearing my Hender Schemes, and I find the concept really clever, but there are design flaws that are connected to the leather they use, and the seeming lack of understanding that woven synthetics typically can be made to have better tensile and tear strength than leather of the same thickness, no matter the animal. 

post #989 of 1472
edited: found the answer in this forum as well. LOL!
post #990 of 1472
LA Guy- Yea the TPU stabilizer is a nice touch and it is most definitely decorative. It would definitely be hard to make that welt cleaner while still using leather. They could use a molded welt that is made to fit the exact specifications of the stabilizer and it's shape but that wouldn't look or perform nearly as well as leather.

With that said, I am liking the boots he's putting out like the Brigadier which seem a bit more "classic" but with little Visvim quirks. I wear mine more than anything else in my closet.
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