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They went back to producing 9 eyelet boots after a little hiatus and no longer produce awesome 10 eyelet boots (not even MTO), which really made them stand out. They can only use small eyelets for 9 eyelet boots; in terms of style, C&J and Alden will always be dressier but the Viberg lasts just fit perfect, so that’ll always factor into my decision making.Like the idea of the Mahogany shell & the change in offering for:
Storm GY welt
Just wish the last offered was a dressier almond shaped one. Their addition of French binding and brass eyes just doesn’t carry well what the Service Boot or Derby Boot tells of the brand.
-Derby’s pattern is more dressy over the Service boot.
-Storm welt is more casual over a flat welt.
-GYW is more refined over the stitchdown
Imagine a 270 closed heel, Good year flat welt, small brass eye, French binding, and flat laces on an almond shaped last.
Wouldn’t that just be another Alden or C&J ?
Seems that’s where the offerings are trending to anyhow...food for thought
Im sure they will be offering all variations to appeal to a broader group and encourage people to buy multiple pairs of near identical boots a la Alden.My mocha horsebutt Vibergs from DR are straight cap toe. I don’t see why they would stop offering that.
Thanks, @Meelypops - they don't stick up at all; they feel flush with the footbed. I appreciate the reassurance - this is my first pair of Vibergs, and they're so nice, I'd hate to have to send them back.Normal, is in all of mine, if it's not uneven with the bed or catching on socks its all good