Viberg Boots

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  1. odessaboots

    odessaboots Active Member

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    Many thanks for these comparison photographs. For me, this just confirms I would order 2030 same size as Barrie, and I would definitely want the 2030 last, as it seems that as narrow as it is compared to other Viberg offerings, it is still a comfortable toe box.
     


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    sacafotos Senior member

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    How sleek is the Plaza last? Is that boot dressier to your eyes than the Barrie?

    How ya liken that Color 8 Indy? I have the same one. Wearing them today...my favorite pair of footwear!

    I was going to spring for a cap toe color 8 on the Grant last, but I figured it's too close to the color 8 Indy...might as well hold out for a whiskey or ravello pair of something.
     


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    Your 2030 last will fit longer than your equivalent Barrie size, but the 2030 has a very narrow toe so you need the extra room. Also Viberg boots mold to your feet infinitely better than Aldens - they have a very thick leather insole and heelpad, and once they shape, they really cushion/hug the foot. Steel shank too.
     


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    The excellent Viberg vs Alden photos really put talk of the 2030 last being sleek into perspective. My 9.5 2030 are comparable to my 9.5E in Barrie. Comparing the Viberg and Aldens to boots like EG, Rider or G&G would make the point even more apparent
     


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    Teger Senior member

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    sleakness is relative though - part of the reason the viberg looks chunkier in birds eye views is because it has as much thicker welt and double norwegian stitching
     


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    SPOILER TAGS!!!!!

    No reason to see the same 10 pictures quoted 3 times in a row
     


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    rydenfan Senior member

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    I think the only talk of narrowness comes from folks who are comparing the 2030 to workbooks. The 2030 compared to many dress boots is not particularly sleek.
     


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    I think the plaza last boot is more chiseled for sure. I like it because it's different from my Barrie boots. To me it looks a bit more ... modern? But I'm not sure I'd say it's more/less dressy than the Naval Boot in the pics I posted. I like how it looks with jeans. I also have a plain toe plaza last boot from J. Gilbert with Commando sole that for reason looks more rounded than this Leather Soul plaza boot. It's due to the shape of the sole.
    EDIT: pics of the JG Plaza boot: http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread/58080#post_6552848

    Color 8 Indys have been my go to boots for the last several months. So comfortable. Love'm.

    Does Alden still make whiskey or ravello boots or shoes?:D
     
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    So far I really like my 2030 last boots. When I look down at my feet, the 2030 definitely has some angles & curves - especially from the ball of the foot to the end of the toe. But my eye tells me it looks wider (especially in the ball area) than my Barrie last boots - like, if it was a Barrie last boot too, that it's the next size up.
     


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    my Viberg x 3Sixteen service boots are happy to be back in their ancestral home of Canada. Shown here in Montreal, at Cafe Olimpico.

    [​IMG]
     


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    bkotsko Senior member

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    They look right at home.
    I love that makeup.
    However, you left snow for more snow..
     


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    TOJfirstimer Well-Known Member

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    Canadian here as well, I have ordered my first pair of vibergs...was thinking of not wearing them during winter due to the mass amounts of salt on the side walk, don't want to ruin the leather...have you had problems with this issue?
     


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    Anyone have a line on the 145 oxfords? In some sort of light suede/roughout colour preferably. Seems to be a hard model to track down.
     


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    TOJ - I haven't worn mine much yet in the snow. However, if you search around the net you will see these same boots worn by Andrew Chen of 3Sixteen after 2 years of wear. I think they look awesome after being worn through the winter. Just use a little water/vinegar mix to get the salt off so it doesn't stain.
     


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    Does anyone know what kind of boot this is ? The brand ? The type ? Or anything similar? Please help [​IMG]
     


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