Viberg Boots

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

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  1. Understatesman

    Understatesman Senior member

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    Well, shit, that makes me scared to put in with any GMTO's now. I mean, I'd prefer to see pics of the actual boot being purchased to be sure the toe caps are in proper proportion. I'd hate to wait 2-3 months to find little baby nip toe caps waiting for me when I open the box.
     


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    Sounds like you should defect to the blue collar shitkicker where there are no stinkin' toe caps to worry about. ;)
     


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    Why would I pretend to be something I'm not? No point in buying $800 boots to mimic an aesthetic, yet not use them for said aesthetic.

    In da face!
     


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    I keep hearing about the blue collar shit kicker but I can't for the life of me figure out which boo it is. What is the current planned make up of it?
     


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    It's makeup #2 in the GMTO first post. Here is a picture of the mockup.
    http://cdn.styleforum.net/9/9d/9d3fe82f_OBjv1zw.jpeg
     


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    Here's the color 8 shell boot with the short toe caps.
     


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    Indeed, sir!
     


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    Yup... and I was incorrect about the photo above... the first leffot run didn't have a structured toe cap. I'd love to be corrected on this, but I don't recall seeing a partially structured toe w/ long cap.
     


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    ^^ Actually one thing I've always liked about Vibergs were the shorter toecaps, compared with say Whites. It's the longer ones that seem like an aberration to me.
     


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    It probably has more to do with the actual shoe size of each boot. I actually think the 2030 last looks disproportionate from size 10 and up. The metatarsal area and toe cap are elongated to accommodate the longer foot but without a proportionate increase in the size of the upper shaft.

    Look at this size 12 boot for example...(this is the 3sixteen carolina brown boot)
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    You can google pictures yourself but size 10 is where it starts to happen.

    Conversely, anything smaller than a 7.5 or 8 looks a little stubby. Size 8-9.5 is the sweet spot for the 2030 IMO.
     
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    skeptical jesus Senior member

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    I think that's as much to do with looking at the boots in isolation. They look better on a pair of feet, presumably attached to someone proportionately sized to fit them.
     


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    ^ THANK YOU! Love seeing pics like this to get a better representation of how a color evolves over time. So today I learned: I won't be buying brown CXL — too much red undertones for me.

    But they do look awesome. Love that you're not babying them.
     


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