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Viberg Boots

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

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  1. tobiasfunke

    tobiasfunke Senior Member

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    I noticed some Vibergs have a bulbous toe while others have a sleek toe despite both being on the same 2030 last. Is this true, or am I imagining it?
     


  2. trevorplease

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    probably the partially structured (bulbous) and unstructured (sleek) construction
     


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    Viberg footwear is made to UK sizes; depending on who you talk to... US sizes are 1/2 - 1 size smaller, i.e 10UK=9US (or 9.5, depending who you talk to...)
    I found that for me the US=UK+1 formula works very well.
     
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    bry2000 Distinguished Member

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    Not that it matters, but the Viberg people will tell you their stuff is not made to UK sizes. Coincidence that some of the sizing conventions are in common.
     


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    There is contradiction in what they say: I asked, and I have an email stating they make footwear to UK sizes; on their site they say it's not UK but 1 size larger than US sizes...
    I bought my boots size 9 and they fit like a size 9UK; I don't understand why their size is larger than US if not adhering to UK sizing, maybe they use their own measure?! Size 9 Viberg...

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    Hi
    The prices are in Canadian funds. The sizes of the Viberg boots are UK, so they fit about a half size larger. Stompers fit a bit bigger as well.
    Lori
    Viberg Boot
    #9-601 Boleskine Rd.
    Victoria, BC
    V8Z 1C5

    ph: 250-384-1231
    fax: 250-361-9372
    toll-free: 1-800-663-6388
    hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm &
    Sat 9am-4pm PST
     


  6. smartbrother

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    Here’s a photo for context. YMMV. I wear thin/normal weight socks.


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    wdahab Distinguished Member

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    ^ in my experience, I can see exactly why those are sized that way. Shoes *should* be sized based on the heel to flex point distance of the shoe, not on the heel-toe length. I can see those Nike's have the heel to flex point distance much longer than the Viberg distance. If you're sizing based on making your toes take up the toe box, those look like the same size. But if you were sizing based on having the knuckle of your big toe hug that flex point, you'd possibly be an 11.5/12 in the Viberg lasts as well. Yes, you'd have more space in front of your toes, but I find that to be the proper fit in the long run.
     


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    Yeah I agree - providing the information with more background would be helpful. Trainers are terrible for comparison.
     


  9. smartbrother

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    That makes sense. For me, I find all of these shoes in these sizes comfortable to wear all day. Others may as well.

    I also wear 10 in Barrie, 10.5 in Aberdeen/Plaza, 9.5E(UK) in C&J.
     


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    Very well said. I went a good 30+ years buying incorrectly sized shoes as I felt there should be less room between the toes and end of toebox. Now, the biggest issue I face is buying for a comfortable toe box (regardless of excess length) and no heel slip.

    As has been posted, it's much easier to help with sizing when buying online when one compares to brannock/measured size as opposed to comparisons to trainers/sneakers. If you can't get properly sized, walk into any discount shoe store and use a brannock. It will save so much heartache in the long run.
     


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    Another helpful point with sizing and heel slip is that counterintuitively, heel slip is actually very often caused by wearing too *small* a shoe. If a shoe is too small, your foot's flex point is in front of the shoe's flex point. You then get heel slip because the shoe can't bend with your foot (and so your heel rises up on its own). This *can* be mitigated by breaking in the shoe until the shoe bends, albeit in the wrong place. Basically, if your only symptom is heel slippage, and the shoe otherwise feels comfortable, your shoe is probably too *small*, *not* too big. It astounds me how many people and sales associates get this detail wrong.
     


  12. theSleepyKid

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    I just picked up my first pair of Viberg service boots (crust horsehide). They're phenomenal. I love them. The last is perfect.

    I'm thinking of picking up a second pair but in a different leather. I'm leaning towards:

    https://viberg.com/products/service-boot-brown-reindeer
    https://viberg.com/products/service-boot-snuff-kudu

    How do the reindeer and kudu age? Haven't seen any 'with wear' photos of either.

    And I'm also considering:

    https://viberg.com/products/service-boot-honey-tanned-horsehide?variant=2249399861278
    https://viberg.com/collections/footwear/products/service-boot-brown-kangaroo?variant=19229033348
    https://viberg.com/collections/footwear/products/service-boot-black-kangaroo?variant=21774644420
    https://viberg.com/collections/foot...ot-black-matte-calfskin?variant=3369150414878

    More generally, are there any make ups out there right now that look particularly enticing? So many of these boots look so nice and deciding on a single pair, given the price point, is too damn difficult :p.
     


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    The matte calf is sold out otherwise I'd say go that pair.
     


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