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A quick querie, has anyone ever lowered the sole on a engineer, specifically a road champ? I'd like to remove two or three of the leather stacks as I prefer a lower heel but will it fuck the geometry of the boot up by lowering it? Got a new pair on the way.

 

Why do you want to have the heels lowered, is it because you prefer the look of a lower heel or because you think that the boots will feel weird with the higher heel? I would say just wear them for a while and then decide once they actually need to be resoled. I love the heel on my RCs and would not change it. If you really want to have it done, email or call Raul at Willie's Shoe Service in LA, he's great with Road Champs.

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Meaning, replacing the entire sole ... ie, mid + outer soles?

Yeah. It'll be all new except the upper. They re stitch the vamp to the upper by hand. You can't really tell it ever happened.

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thanks for the advice, I'm in the UK so I might see what the Shoehealer thinks about it.

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Just wear them for a while before you decide to mess with them. They are great boots. I thought the heel would be weird when I first saw them. I've never worn a heel that high, but they feel and look great.

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Very nice Finn, is that your third pair of Vibergs now?!

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I'm quite sure the number of Vibergs Finn has is probably around the same number of jeans BF has.

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Lock the rest of those Bergs away and get some wear on that cordovan.

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does anyone know who makes the warehouse postal shoes?  it says made in pennsylvania in the insole.  would love to pick up a pair from the source (sorry warehouse...)

 

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The W & Anchor Bros. Work shoes Faith 01, test sample 3

 
 
 
 
 

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Have been following the crafts of 1940s after WWII, many of my own using products and design are familiar to the details of 40s.

But I prefer to bringing some new elements in and make them in line with the modern time.

 

 

 

 

The W & Anchor Bros. Work shoes are still in test. It is the third time testing, and it still have something to be improved.

 

 

 

 

Here we like to share something.

 

 

 

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Thank you for the excellent information.  I really appreciate it.

 

ZK4025, those are looking excellent.  Sign me up for a pair in horsehide or black rough out.

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thanks all...brutal happy with them i have to say!

 

Very nice Finn, is that your third pair of Vibergs now?!

well actually i don´t have that many. atm it´s my 6th pair, had to sell 2 though so the magic number is "4" atm.!

(and from what i know, b_F has more than 4 pairs of jeans, so i´m still good! ^^ )

 

Did you win the lottery? Nice cordo boots.

thanks and nope, finally joined the working class after years of studying, that´s all ;)

 

lock up all your daughters!

please don´t...hahaha :D

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sry, but i think you guys have to bear with me...gonna post these a lot during the next days/weeks/months :D

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Finn, those are killer. I think I'll be locking my wallet in my car tonight so my drunken uninhibited self doesn't pick those up tonight. 

 

On a side note, this is probably a stupid question, but for those of you with engineers, do you undo all the straps to take them off? I just picked up my first pair of viberg 310 engineers and don't want the straps to break if I'm putting to much stress on them or whatever. 

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Did I really just witness someone consult the Internet on how to take their boots off? Whoa.

 

Gorgeous Finn, goddamn. It's cordovan or nothing for my next Viberg.

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Did I really just witness someone consult the Internet on how to take their boots off? Whoa.

 

Gorgeous Finn, goddamn. It's cordovan or nothing for my next Viberg.

Yeah I know, totally lame. Right before I posted that I was buying some pants at mister freedom thinking I was hot stuff rocking my new vibergs. Little did I know it would literally take 15 minutes to get those damn boots off.

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The W & Anchor Bros. Work shoes Type 01

 

 

 

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Last night, the master of Dr. Sole brought the sample to me. After the times correcting, they are better and more familiar to the look it should be.

We ‘ve changed the details and type, communication and testing during the negotiation….

I am really satisfied about the sample this time.

The great details with the old manufacturing of Dr. Sole, make them better.

 

 

 

 

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The manufacturing of sole is the soul of the shoes. I can feel it directly after wearing. Really like it.

 

 

 

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The material, manufacture, durability, comfort…..are premier.

 

 

 

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The sewing line will be the next point. Really can’t wait!

 

 

 

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I like those a lot, could definitely see myself purchasing them.

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Plus, as an englishman I feel it is my civic duty to buy a pair of W.Anchors with a sole that looks very much like it says Ar sole on it. Comedy genius on great looking shoes....I am powerless to resist, please put me and Double00, Hoggy, Fre-co and Maynard down for a pair.

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Wait I'm confused.

 

Does Dr Soles only sell soles or re-sole soles or has he sold shoes? Hope that cleared it up.

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Wait I'm confused.

 

Does Dr Soles only sell soles or re-sole soles or has he sold shoes? Hope that cleared it up.

Hi Aries,

I guess they only sell soles so far.

Thanks

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Plus, as an englishman I feel it is my civic duty to buy a pair of W.Anchors with a sole that looks very much like it says Ar sole on it. Comedy genius on great looking shoes....I am powerless to resist, please put me and Double00, Hoggy, Fre-co and Maynard down for a pair.

Hi Meg,

These shoes are still in testing. I'll put more info here when the next sample coming!

Thanks a lot.

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W.anchors and ar. Soles, the lot of you.

Speaking of which there used to be a cowboy boot shop on kings road called R. soles....

Edit: they are very nice looking shoes.

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