Truman Boots

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  1. bkotsko

    bkotsko Senior member

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    Initial quality seems to be on par with that of Viberg.
    The value proposition is much better.
    Fit is similar to 2030, but 1/2 size smaller.
    I wear 8 in 2030, and 8.5 in this Truman last.
    The last is only slightly sleeker.
    The instep seems to be similar.
    I don't have any unstructured toe boots from Viberg, as mine are all partially structured.
    The proportions are slightly different. the vamp feels shorter, and the cap on the toe is a hair longer.
    The heel cap does not extend all the way to the pull tab.

    I want to be careful about comparing them to Viberg.
    I don't get the feeling they are trying to be a "Viberg copy".
    They appear similar, but it sounds like they have a lot of interesting things in the works.
     


  2. gsmith

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    Thinking my next pair will be the Dublin. So unique
     


  3. CanadaCal

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    What are the specs? Unstructured toe? What sole?
     


  4. DuckOB

    DuckOB Senior member

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    very cool bkotsko, thanks for sharing the pic I have one coming my way as well. whats your initial thought on the leather? I hear its basically cxl?
     


  5. bkotsko

    bkotsko Senior member

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    Unstructured
    Danite
    7 antique eyelet

    Cavalier is a variation on Cxl that was made for brighter colors.

    http://bestleather.org/about-the-famous-chromexcel-leather-from-horween-tannery/
     


  6. Numbernine

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    Whats the difference between the danite and danite logger
     


  7. bkotsko

    bkotsko Senior member

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    Danite has dots for treads.
    Dante Logger is a lug sole. (I think)
     


  8. Kahuna75

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    Damn I didn't realize that cavalier was so blue, I love that.
     


  9. Kahuna75

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    Yes exactly and the logger is a tap sole which means you get no black break in the heel stack
     


  10. CanadaCal

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    Logger is a 2 piece sole, much more aggressive lug than Dainite.
     


  11. lobodelnorte

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    You're correct. My boots have eight. I got mine before he officially started taking orders, so they are the previous pattern. Personally, I really like this design.
     


  12. gsmith

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    I'm trying to decide on a toe cap or not. For those who have them, are they pretty uniform on both boots? I have seen some pretty crooked or different looking toes on other custom made boots. I don't know if it is more of a risk to order them or not.
     


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    I recommend the cap toe. I think that they add a little bit more character to the boot. My pair is very uniform, and they have very good quality control so you needn't worry.
     


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    I've been eyeing Truman boots for a while now, and these impressions and input are excellent for those of us Viberg owners who might want to take the plunge. Thank you!
     


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    I see the opportunity with Truman to make certain customizations as being a huge plus. I'm not sure I see the more bulbous toe being so good. I also see longer delays on the immediate horizon. But overall quality (Leather, Build) with few mistakes is also very promising.
     


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