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post #1036 of 1293
Just got my navy shell boots in. Unfortunately they came out structured when I specified unstructured. Mentioned this to Vince and he was quick to respond, will send them back to get rebuilt.

The construction is quite clean, the stitching is a solid step above my 'bergs, pretty much flawless. That said, the right captoe is a bit longer/slanted. This is something that might not come across in photos in general so I included a top-down in the last photo. Is this something anyone else has noticed in their Trumans? If so I might just get it rebuilt with a plain toe.

A note on sizing - I'm an 8.5c brannock, take an 8c/d Barrie, have 2030 boots in both a 7.5 (stitchdown cxl, short but workable) and 8 (stitchdown shell, slightly long, preferable). I originally ordered in an 8 and changed the order to an 8.5 a week later. I don't see an invoice in the box nor markings on the boots... assuming these are an 8.5, another vote for TTS, pretty much spot on. Don't notice the low instep issue nor do they feel wide anywhere, toe-box included. Pretty damn close to a barrie boot a half size down. I'd say my size 8 shell 2030 boots are slightly longer than these in an 8.5.






Edited by brandall10 - 9/9/16 at 5:33pm
post #1037 of 1293
Well those are pretty...
post #1038 of 1293
Very nice and glad Vince is taking care of you. Mine should hopefully be here soon.
post #1039 of 1293
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Well those are pretty...


Yep very pretty.

 

Thanks for the pron.

post #1040 of 1293
Have you guys tried putting obenaufs lp wax on your waxy mowhawk boots? I'm wondering if that would give them their original look?
post #1041 of 1293
First Post! I'm thrilled with my Truman Boots. Marrone horse hide. Structured toe box. Dainite. The stitch down construction is very handsome. I really like the seamless transition into the midsole. The current 13 week wait is a blessing and a curse. I'm a bit too impatient to wait for another pair just now, or I'd have ordered another pair and probably another (a blessing for my bank account).
Edited by Codysch123 - 9/13/16 at 10:18pm
post #1042 of 1293
@codysch123 those look great! I like how those dark laces look with the marrone. Good choice on the structures toe.

I hear you about the wait. I keep thinking about the snuff waxy Mohawk boots but it's kind of easy to put them off since it will be a long wait anyway. I guess the risk is the leather sells out but It would be dangerous if the delivery were even close to instant gratification. smile.gif
post #1043 of 1293
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@codysch123 those look great! I like how those dark laces look with the marrone. Good choice on the structures toe.

I hear you about the wait. I keep thinking about the snuff waxy Mohawk boots but it's kind of easy to put them off since it will be a long wait anyway. I guess the risk is the leather sells out but It would be dangerous if the delivery were even close to instant gratification. smile.gif

 

I feel the same way. I ordered some custom boots in the bronze nubuck a few months ago (similar to the Viberg x 3Sixteen mini ripple service boot), and a few weeks before they released this leather, and I can't wait for them to arrive. I've wanted to pull the trigger on the snuff waxy Mohawk or the CXL roughout, but the 12-13 week wait always keeps me from pulling the trigger on another pair. Having said that, I also need to get this first pair in to make sure I chose the correct size before I order any more.

post #1044 of 1293
What's the pros cons of structured and unstructured toes? Is there an aesthetic difference between the two?
post #1045 of 1293

I don't have any experience on how unstructured Trumans collapse but generally I love the look of collapsed toe box but dislike the pressure on my toes. Might be just me and my sensitive big toes but after a couple different unstructured pairs I'm going to steer clear of them in the future.

Here's an album of how different unstructured shoes/boots look with wear.

post #1046 of 1293
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Originally Posted by Exalted_One View Post

What's the pros cons of structured and unstructured toes? Is there an aesthetic difference between the two?

 

I think scrwl covered it well above but will add a few things.  Unstructured will be sleeker and some prefer that.  With Truman's unstructured means the top of the boot will be slightly more pointed and the side view will be slightly less tall than structured.  (I can't find a good top down view of structured and unstructured side by side, but owning examples of each I know the toe is more almond shaped on the structured)

 

Good example of unstructured, top & side profile:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BKJ4pn8hkUo/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BFkWCWEIlSf/

 

Structured:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BDqg2oPolY-/   (notice the taller height of the boot out near the end, over the toes)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BAfpuAyolSB/

post #1047 of 1293

I want sleek, but I don't like the unstructured look.  I've seen the term semi-structured kicked around, but have no idea what it means...

post #1048 of 1293
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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post
 

I want sleek, but I don't like the unstructured look.  I've seen the term semi-structured kicked around, but have no idea what it means...


 I don't either but I prefer structured.

post #1049 of 1293
Thanks for the help SCRWL and biglmbass! +REP
post #1050 of 1293
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 I don't either but I prefer structured.

I have the three types on my Vibergs. I have the boondocker which has an unstructured toe. I also have some partially structured boots which helps to bkeep the toe shape. Lastly I have a fully structured boot which has a hard toe and has no give when pushing on the toe portion of the boot. All three are good and it just depends on personal preferences. All this being said, if you use shoe trees after every wear, it will hold the toe shape. Even with my unstructured boondockers, the trees help the toe to not collapse very much.
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