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Viberg Boots

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

  1. bry2000

    bry2000 Distinguished Member

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    What is French Binding?
     

  2. honestpanda

    honestpanda Senior Member

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    French binding is the piping on the upper outer edge on a pair of boots. Alden uses it on their boots and Viberg uses it on their derby boots. The new Mocha shell cordovan was supposed to be Viberg’s first service boot with it, but it looks like they forgot lmao.

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  3. ChronBong

    ChronBong Senior Member

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    tried on the boots at the store.

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    while its great, snug around the foot mid to front...but the heel area is kinda loose. is this normal?
     

  4. JayDotz

    JayDotz Senior Member

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    I got that message. I couldn’t be happier honestly. I was planning on cutting the pull tab off anyway and I guess I’m indifferent to the French binding. I have boots for dressier occasions.

    The $100 refund is a sweet bonus.
     

  5. CanadaCal

    CanadaCal Distinguished Member

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    I will say, good on Viberg for getting out infront and admitting a screw up.

    Believe me, they aren’t happy about discounting what basically is an instant sellout for them.
     

  6. eyeheartny

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    If I had to pick I'd be wary. A loose heel is disastrous for me, while snugness in the toe is absolutely fine. Sounds like this last isn't a good fit for you.
     

  7. ChronBong

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    yea im gonna go try it again tomorrow night, i put it on hold actually.

    i dont get why the heel area is like that while everything else is on point.

    its such a beautiful boot, ill figure out a way, i live in the pacific northwest so i need something like that quite badly.
     
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  8. eyeheartny

    eyeheartny Senior Member

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    Shoes are built on a last that determines the dimensions of the entire thing, from the toe width, cone height, heel width, arch shape, etc. You may have a narrow heel and this last was meant for someone with a wider heel. Look at the Alden Barrie last-- it's wide in every dimension. I could wear a B width in the Barrie and a D in another shoe for my narrow heel with a flat arch. The point is, not every last works for every foot. Most of the Alden lasts don't work for me, and only a few of the Viberg ones do. I suspect your foot shape and dimensions aren't compatible with this last for whatever reason.

    It's a bad idea to get your heart set on a boot that doesn't fit well. You "need" a boot that fits, not something that fits poorly that you're fixated on. But whatever, it's your money.
     

  9. ChronBong

    ChronBong Senior Member

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    im looking at my feet, i do have a narrow heel compared to the rest of my foot.
     

  10. eyeheartny

    eyeheartny Senior Member

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    Ok. So now think about the height of your arch, the width of the ball of your foot, any abnormalities in how you walk, and you’ll see why fit is so complex. The design of a last has to be compatible with your foot to get a good fit. Again, it doesn’t sound like this size and last combo works for your foot. Think of it like a lock and key. You’re wondering why the key to your home won’t open your neighbors door. It’s because it wasn’t cut to fit your neighbors lock. So you have to find shoes that are like the lock to the key of your foot.
     

  11. ChronBong

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    thing is i can adjust, not everything has to be perfect like that....because every single of my boots and shoes all fit differently. ill go back again and walk around see how i really feel. today i wore dress socks, they are thin. so ill put on some more normal socks, thicker ones.
     

  12. Mrfuzon

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    was it a viberg email or one from christian? i have not received such email yet...
     

  13. Crafty Cumbrian

    Crafty Cumbrian Senior Member

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    Any idea this model gentlemen?

    I’ve whittled it down to fatty calf or cxl!!

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  14. Callusing

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    Fatty calf. Used to have a pair of those myself. They were nice. Notably sleeker than most Vibergs.
     

  15. Crafty Cumbrian

    Crafty Cumbrian Senior Member

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    Many thanks

    How do you care for them, just like regular calf leather?
     

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