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Viberg Boots

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by ysb, Feb 9, 2011.

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  1. Michael Haines

    Michael Haines Senior member

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    Well I have decided I am in
     
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    If these were being ordered in spring and delivered at the end of summer or start of fall, I'd probably bite. I lack the patience to order a beautiful pair of boots, pay for them in January, get them in late March, and wait to wear them until around October. Next October, however, I will regret not getting them. Life.
     
  3. Michael Haines

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    That's why I will break down and wear them in the spring and heck most likely the summer regardless
     
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    Me too. I wear most of my boots year round
     
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    Do you guys wear your Vibergs when it snows?
     
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    since i got rid of my White's SJ rough-out & SD HH, my loden green Viberg service boots & Tricker's Malton had been "weatherized" & taken over [snow] duties ... since both are on commando soles :slayer:
     
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    Is it worth shelling out $800+ for a pair of hikers? I could almost buy 3 pairs of Danners or Diemme for that price. So, is there really that big of a difference in quality. Both are domestically made, Danners are Gore-Tex lined and use pretty heavy hides. I planning on getting suede so they will be a standard thickness.
     
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    my 66 Hikers are what I always wear in the snow
     
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    If those navy shell boots were some kind of brown-ish tone, I'd be on them like Jimmy the Gent on Swag.

    I'd sell whatever Aldens I had to get a pair of Vibergs in brown shell, a la Johnny Rich ! :slayer:
     
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    Quote:800USD+...no way! mine were 575USD shipped (ordered through ironheart forum and group order of 4 people!)...didn't infact the pricing though. hikers are priced 200-300less than your standard service boot (unless you go the horsehide route on your hikers that is!)...
     
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    The 68 Pachena Bay hiker available on Workboot.com is better than any other Fashion make-up Viberg has made for almost twice the price.

    But I'd agree, buying a domestically-made boot with all the necessary bells and whistles to get you through a messy winter at a fraction of the cost is definitely a "smarter" choice.
     
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    Those hikers look like a perfect pair of boots for snowy & icy winter.
     
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    We will be putting some hikers (66 and 68) on Viberg.com this Fall and they definitely will not cost that much. I assume that would have been the price quoted for a single pair custom order. Shoot me an email if you'd like to discuss further.
     
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    Hi Guy, will they be less expensive than the ones on Workboot.com?
     
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    Unfortunately, no. The boots on workboot.com don't usually cross over with the offerings on viberg.com, the hiker being the eventual exception. The 68 currently available represents a sort of base cost on that model in regards to material choice. Versions to be released on viberg.com will likely use different leather, outsoles, hardware, etc. and the price will reflect that. Functionally speaking all of our boots are built with the same production methods, so if you're simply looking for a tough, comfortable hiking boot the 66 and 68 on workboot.com will more than suffice. I haven't talked about it on here before because for the most part the customer doesn't cross over, but we'll be relaunching workboot.com in a month or so with a completely new look and a much more accurate representation of available product.
     
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    Thank you very much for your time Guy. I will definitely check out new workbook.com!
     
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    1940 Navy service boot

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    Still quite a premium, but more reasonable. Did you all have to order the exact same thing. Need to organize another hiker order. Seems like there is enough interest and maybe with 10 people or something could get it near $450 range?
    Ya and the Danner/Diemme aren't hideous either.
    Oh I see thanks. Hopefully, there will be a choice of more than 1 or 2 colors.
    The ones on workboot.com only come in one dull color. But, I see your point that they are really just a functional item. But, I think if we could get a wider selection of colors at that price point or similar would be nice. People on SF, including myself, are particular about options. A mid-price hiker between Danner and 'Premium' Vibergs would be nice.
     
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    It is latigo leather, robust tannage similar to chromexcel. It is cow hide with a smooth texture.
     
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