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Viberg Boots

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

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  1. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    That midnight chukka is great looking so I am sure you will not be disappointed. Please post some pics when you get it, I would love to see some real world shots
     
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    Consider it done

    Edit: just checked the pics of the smoke Kudu, looks dope
     
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    The

    The kudu alden uses is supplied by Horween and its cowhide. The kudu viberg uses is from an actual kudu.
     
  4. NYDRH

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    I hear ya. That is why I was hoping to see some pics of a pair with some miles on it to get a sense of the difference as I have no experience with Kudu that is actual Kudu but sounds like it might be pretty sweet.
     
  5. BootSpell

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    At the end of the day, it's grey suede. Just giving you a hard time. Actually, I'm not a black boot guy, either. Of the over 25 pairs of boots I have, none of them are black. This limits me when I wear something that calls for black footwear so I figured I need to get at least one pair of black. I'm not ready to go the shiny black CXL or black shell yet, so I figure the matte type of black would work to start with.

    Actually, that's why I was first interested in the smoke grey Kudu when I thought it was grain side out. A darker grey grain side out or nubuck type finish would have been great.
     
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    Did the smoke gray get off the ground. I am still waiting to see if the derby does
     
  7. rydenfan

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    not sure yet. It seems like at least 6-8 are in but we will see once the ordering opens.
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Both the kudu service boot / boondocker and the Derby in brown CXL will be up in the store what's in the week. Whether they go forward depends strictly on you guys.

    Cheers,

    Fok
     
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    pistolero Senior member

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    Guy - any plans for a restock on the Boondocker? Can't believe my size is already gone.
     
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    I can't believe they're not sold out. That's such a badass looking chukka.
     
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    I just put on my very first pair of Viberg boots in brown CXL leather and I'm afraid it's a tad bit tight. I was just wondering if any of you had experience with chromexcel leather stretching over time with normal wear.
     
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    Boots/shoes should always feel like they fit well and be comfortable when they're new. Having said that, CXL will stretch a bit but the difficulty is knowing what you mean by "a tad bit tight". This might be splitting hairs but the connotation of "snug" might work as they might stretch enough to be comfortable. But to me, "tight" is dangerous to think they will stretch enough. This will need to be a judgment call on your part.
     
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    Depends ,what size are they? Only joking.

    In my experience CXl gives more than most other types of leather I own, but it would all depend on where the tightness is and how tight it truly feels, which clearly only you would know. In general I never hope for something to stretch when I buy it, which Im sure you did not do here either. On occasion Ive been in the same situation and have had some success and some failure, all I can say is if you have doubt which is what it sounds like, dont keep them otherwise you'll just have a really cool pair of boots gathering dust in your closet.
     
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    sacafotos Senior member

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    In my experience with the black CXL boots, it not only stretches slightly, but leather has a slight elasticity. I can put on the boots after shelving for a few days and the toe box feels snug. Half a day later and it's comfortable. I think that's the leather heating up and flexing with use.


    Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. -- Rumi

    Jacket: 36S/38S.
    Shoes: 7.5EE-8.5D.
     
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    sacafotos Senior member

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    I meant half a day of wearing them and walking around.


    Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. -- Rumi

    Jacket: 36S/38S.
    Shoes: 7.5EE-8.5D.
     
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    I know these are not "in the wild" but I couldn't be happier with these! The seude is buttery soft, is incredibly comfortable and the deep navy defenitely makes these stand out! I have Alden's chukka as well and it can not even compare. Any time I see navy blue seude I am drawn in!! If you are considering these I would highly recommend them.
     
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    Thank You! I had taken myself to the ledge I just needed an excuse to jump.
     
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    I just received word from Leffot that my Vibergs have arrived. Hopefully I'll have them in a matter of a couple of days.
     
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    Enjoy them man, post some pics when you can.................FWIW I use Rochester shoe trees in mine, they have a partially structured toe, so I cant speak to the difference, if any, on an unstructured toe but the fit is good in my 2030s
     
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    Thank you sir. I also appreciate the shoe tree recommendation. I 'll have to take a look at these if none of the ones I have already work.
     

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