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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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    I like the two extremes the best. My favorite Viberg lasts are 2030 and 310. I almost pulled the trigger on that sold out boot and regret not doing so.
     
  2. brandall10

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    Question to those with the more recent 2030 shell makeups - how do you feel about the partially structured toe? Does the nature of the boot make sense with them? If you had the choice would you prefer without?

    I'm somewhat on the fence about asking Guy if I can do an unstructured toe on my Brandy's.

    As beautiful the new color 8s are, based on recent photos I can't help but feel they lack that special sleekness I love about the 2030. At the same time I understand the gripes some might have about the toebox on the unstructured 2030 boots being too suspectible to toe bulge or collapsing.
     
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  3. BootSpell

    BootSpell Senior member

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    Yeah, that copper task leather is pretty awesome looking. Speaking of the 310 last (for those of you who have any boots on that last), do you or can you tree those boots? The toe seems so upturned that would shoe trees "screw up" the shape? I've been indoctrinated to the point that it's almost heresy not to tree your shoes.
     
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    bespoken pa Senior member

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    I wonder about the comfort level with the pronounced upturned toe. Aesthetically it ruins it for me. Love the 2030 unstructured toe look though.
     
  5. linafelt

    linafelt Senior member

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    I doubt you could a pair of trees that would work on them, but honestly the ones I have had are such heavy, well built boots that I don't see you needing them, at least not for keeping the shape of the boot.


    My experience with them was that the toe was fine as far as comfort goes, actually helps give you a sort of "rock when you walk" vibe which is nice. But I never quite got used the high heel, which always left me feeling a little bit teetering. (My wife said, Dude you have no idea what a high heel is.) I still totally love the look, but I think the 2045 is more natural feeling for me, while retaining some of the workboot aesthetic.
     
  6. involutio

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    Dear Gentlemen,

    I like this forum very much, so here is my little contribution!
    These are mine 310 Shinki leather boots.
    And the 310 is the most comfortable "out of the box" last imho.

    Best regards,

    Marc

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  7. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    I was beyond bummed when I lost out on the 2030 lasted chukka in copper task from the recent sample sale. I am a big fan of that leather.

    I liked the upturned toe of the 310. Paired with a heavy weight slubby denim it would be right at home
     
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    And to add some more "real workboot" stuff. Here are my 2045 Shinki boots,

    which took some time to get really comfortable!

    Sorry for the bad pictures. No sunlight available right now.

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  9. linafelt

    linafelt Senior member

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    Dyn-o-mite!
     
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  10. linafelt

    linafelt Senior member

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    @involutio you are officially my hero... Two fabulous boots... Not sure I would need both pairs, but I also wouldn't kick either one out of bed for eating crackers.
     
  11. climbinglife

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    I guess i'm in the sacrilege category but have never used trees in my boots, but the 310 last definitely doesn't needed it. I can't see you getting them in there and they would probably push the leather in a way I wouldn't like. The service boots are wide to begin with and the 310 last even more so, so there is plenty of space in the toe area and the boots are very comfy overall.

    The service boots in the 310 is the initial attraction I had to Viberg, after I bought my White's.
     
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  12. involutio

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    @linafelt Thank you!!

    But I never thought about buying two black Shinki boots in nearly the same make up. But the Sample Sale forced me to. And to be honest, I really love horsehide!

    Finally to bring my little workbootporn to an end; here comes my first invest in Viberg boots, back in 2009. Those hikers cost me around 360 CAD!!! then.
    Just think about what happened until now! ;-)

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  13. bkotsko

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    I would much rather the partially structured.
    I am not a fan of the unstructured in shell.
    I don't personally like how the toe doesn't hold its shape.
     
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    Man, i'm with you on that. The 2030 offerings are getting old. I would love to see some rounder styles released. Waiting for the Derby shoe. Anyone know what last the Derby shoe is going to be on?
     
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    I have unstructured shell on the 2030. The outline of my toes is fully visible from the collapse. It comes down to a question, if they were partially structured could my toes fit, or would they be squished by the structure? Or would the structure hold them up off my toes? In the end, I think I'd prefer a taller last, but I'd still prefer viberg shell over just about anything else regardless.
     
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    bespoken pa Senior member

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    Can anyone expand on the collapse of the unstructured toe box. Is it best to avoid these make ups. I would think trees would slow this but collapse is inevitable.
     
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    im a little late. :slayer::slayer:
     
  18. SilverKing

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    Hey BootSpell,

    I was recommended to the Rochester Shoe Tree Company guys by Viberg, and referred to this particular model (8311) by the people at Rochester, after I showed them detailed pictures of the Iron Heart 310s. This tree seems to have an upturned nose, so it might just work.

    See here: http://www.onecedarlane.com/detail.php?id=264&catid=3&sort=

    I'll give you an update once they arrive.

    Also, I saw these which caught my eye.

    http://workboot.com/collections/csa-boots/products/viberg-55-x-foreman
     
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    The MTO will be on 2030. But I believe from IG that Brett said the 1035 was designed to be their derby past.
     
  20. BootSpell

    BootSpell Senior member

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    Thanks, SK. I tried a pair of "boot" trees a while back and they were okay but I found them too narrow for my boots. I wonder if that's because they're designed for cowboy boots. Which are more narrow (don't know since I don't have any)??

    Look forward to hear how those trees work for your Vibergs.
     

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