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damn riff; how much did you pay for those cordovan Vibergs? The look amazing. They also features in the Free & Easy boots bible edition.

argh, amazing news, i now know which will be my next pair of boots; horsehide White's!

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That's great news Kyle. How does the black HH look? Is it dyed right through or does it have the tan rough side and edges?

Also, any news on the White's engineer?

Oh and Riff - Them is crazy!

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i just insta-copped the hh semi dress... damn youuuuuu kyle! but mike, atleast now i def got a pair for the comp.

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Does Viberg do custom? I'm tempted for a pair of White's semi-dress, but want to see what else is out there

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Does Viberg do custom? I'm tempted for a pair of White's semi-dress, but want to see what else is out there

Yeah, they are great, but you have to know what you want. If you see something you like, they can pretty much modify it to suit your tastes.

Edit: rkusmant - yup! :)

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Yeah, they are great, but you have to know what you want. If you see something you like, they can pretty much modify it to suit your tastes.

Edit: rkusmant - yup! :)

how do i order? i havent found anything on pricing..options..

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Just email [email protected] - he'll pass you on to someone who can discuss the specifics. It helps if you find a photo online that you can send.

Unfortunately, they are not set up with an online build capability, so when you call them, they can discuss the options, and give you a quote

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damn nice boots riff!

I need some Vibergs as soon as I can afford them :blush:

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Whats the thing with the white's 461 last?

(The new SUFU search is working not very well)

EDIT: Amazed by those Shell Vibergs, Riff.

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Some updated images of my brown 1K's at the one yr mark. I applied LP a half dozen times over the year or so and brush them regularly. I applied brown kiwi wax twice but it doesn't look any better after the kiwi so I stick to LP only. The only other care is to remove salt in the winter with a damp cloth. I remove the salt religiously after each wear in the winter, it only takes a minute then I brush them with the LP brush.

IMO, they look the best with a coat of LP and brushed. It brings up a nice, rich luster...not a shine...but not dull. These haven't been brushed in months and are a year old. They just look better and better as the months go by.

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I'm still on the fence about adding a vibram composite half sole to the leather soles or wait for the leather to wear out over time and then have a full vibram added. I wore them throughout the winter last year and we had more snow than in the previous ten yrs combined. They held up fine and kept my feet dry, however the leather sole on ice & snow isn't a great choice. The more I consider my options, the half sole idea seems like the wisest choice. It's safer but still maintains the boot's design aesthetics/purpose, i.e., it would make it a more versatile piece of footwear and still look cool, IMO.

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These look wonderful and true to the nature of the thread - props

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Alden Context Roys a couple of months in.

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damn Riff, you are a baller! those things are so expensive!!!!

but soooo beautiful.

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great stuff John

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Thanks! BTW, my Road Champs have returned from Okuyama this week. They have a double leather sole and a leather halfsole.

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I'm hitting myself in the head for not buying those RC's on ebay two weeks ago... :blink:

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I need to post pics. I added cats paw half soles and just got them back from the cobbler. They fit great and are in like new condition.

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Do RRL engineer boots fit true to size? Does anyone have a pair? I'm usually a 7.5, but I wear a 7 in the Mister Freedom Road Champs. The RRL boots are sweet and made by Julian as well, so I'm trying to buy a pair but can't find too much info on sizing.

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marineabilly - road champs look great! how long did the whole process take?

my old wescos - also retired to cottage use

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The turn around is quite a while for Takeshi. I waited 4 month for my boots to get back to me last time I sent it in.

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marineabilly; nice repairs from Okuyama; trademark heel as well

tiro, check your pm

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