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Jimk4003

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Smaller cap means less leather being used. That extra .5" saved prolly adds up on shell runs.
I don't know if that's much benefit on something as small as a shell hide. On a big hide, like cowhide, saving half an inch here and there might cumulatively free up enough space across the whole hide to click out an extra panel or two.

But saving half an inch per toecap on a piece of shell? You'll likely just end up with a few offcuts that are half an inch bigger than they'd otherwise have been.
 

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I don’t get the obsession with unstructured toes. I own both structured and unstructured and I don’t find any difference in comfort. The Excessive rolls that would form on the toe are pretty gross. The little celastic bump that sometimes shows up is whatever but idk if I could handle like 5 of those all over the toe cap.
 

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I don’t get the obsession with unstructured toes. I own both structured and unstructured and I don’t find any difference in comfort. The Excessive rolls that would form on the toe are pretty gross. The little celastic bump that sometimes shows up is whatever but idk if I could handle like 5 of those all over the toe cap.
I think when an unstructured toe collapses, it looks super sleek. Always hated bulbous little toes that look the same even though the rest of you boot has broken in and sagged, bent and reshaped. The collapsed toe is like looking at your favorite pair of broken in jeans, just very inviting.
 

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I think when an unstructured toe collapses, it looks super sleek. Always hated bulbous little toes that look the same even though the rest of you boot has broken in and sagged, bent and reshaped. The collapsed toe is like looking at your favorite pair of broken in jeans, just very inviting.
Viberg shell is incredibly thick, it doesn’t lose its structure
 

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Viberg shell is incredibly thick, it doesn’t lose its structure
Thought you were making that comment about them in general. Agreed its less dramatic on shell and wouldn't be a deal breaker for me on shell specifically, but I can still see the appeal.
 

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Thought you were making that comment about them in general. Agreed its less dramatic on shell and wouldn't be a deal breaker for me on shell specifically, but I can still see the appeal.
I guess it’s different for me since I don’t have an instep, the boot would just become a plank after the toe collapses...
 

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I think when an unstructured toe collapses, it looks super sleek. Always hated bulbous little toes that look the same even though the rest of you boot has broken in and sagged, bent and reshaped. The collapsed toe is like looking at your favorite pair of broken in jeans, just very inviting.
yeah, it looks way better imo. It’s night and day to me.
 

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I guess it’s different for me since I don’t have an instep, the boot would just become a plank after the toe collapses...
I have ridiculous arches, like I almost leave a gap in the middle of my foot print, and thus have pseudo-high volume at the same time. Sometimes the collapsing toe can cause creases or bumps that irritate the top of my foot, so I prefer some structure too. And collapsed toes look kinda shleppy, imo, but I get the old jeans appeal.
 

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Kevin from Miloh Shop just updated that the brown horsebutt service boot 2030 last preorder is cancelled because the leather is no longer available. Pretty bummed :(
 

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Dark brown washed horsehide is the substitute. Division Road did a run of that leather on a chelsea. Are there pics in the wild with wear?
 

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Dark brown washed horsehide is the substitute. Division Road did a run of that leather on a chelsea. Are there pics in the wild with wear?
Washed horsehide is fine, but it's hardly a substitute for horsebutt.
 

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