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running at under $500, at first glance it does look like a good price compared to other boot companies who also offer stitchdown and antique brass eyelets.I was interested as I grew up in that area. But...not sure what's distinctive about the boot. Looks very much like OSB for maybe a little less money. Guess that's the draw?
I think there's an opening for a casual work-style US-made boot that slots in between RW/Wolverine and Viberg. Sweet spot would be $350-550, depending on leathers. Once you get over $500 you're looking at some of the more rugged Alden makeups or Tricker's/Alfred Sargent country boots.
The boot I've been looking for but haven't seen is a black calf service-style boot, maybe captoe, in a grained leather with natural welt and dainite sole, but I don't want to A) Wait for Viberg to make it and B) Pay $850 for it...anyone listening?
I bought a pair of Java waxed flesh boots from him and have been completely satisfied. They shipped well under the wait time, they look fantastic, and they are extremely well made. On a side note, Vince provides fantastic customer service, which is important to me.
Hell Counters are a box-ier than I would like on that pair. They are much more refined in this pair: http://imgur.com/a/6vJzvInteresting to compare to my Viberg SF waxed flesh GMTO on the 2045 last. Same leather, same stichdown, same sole, but the Vibergs are a tad sleeker from the side and have a less structured toe. The Trumans aren't less attractive -- just different. If the overall qualilty is just as good then these are a steal (or the Vibergs are overpriced)
I am using a steel shank currently but I think fiberglass is better, only wondering if it will take more of my energy switching over and explaining that to people or if I should just stick with the steel to make them happy.I am use 10iron insole leather and 8/9 iron midsole leather. They are sourced [sic] from either Belgium or Argentina depending on which color boot they are going with. There are currently no companies in the US making this kind of leather so I am stuck with overseas stuff.