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8 hours ago, mlwdp said:

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JUST HOW EXACTLY DID THIS GUY BREAK THESE DOUBLE MIDSOLE SMOKEJUMPERS IN?!?!?

i'd say he didn't -- the boots were resoled to look like truck tires (the soles are brand-new and unworn, whereas the leather is broken in). keep on truckin'.
but he should've been a man and not cut corners. with soles like these, you wear such boots without socks until either your feet or your boots tap out.

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Question for Nomad and other Whites models owners:
 
Why is it more common to do a half sole composite Vibram 700 in the double midsole style for the Nomad versus a full Vibram 700 in the double midsole for the same boot?  Is it due to flexibility of the sole?  Just curious.

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perhaps too clunky/not flexible enough with double midsole plus full outsole?

I have welt sole + 1 midsole + full outsole on the White's and I think this looks really good.

the semidress have 1 midsole + half soles and will be converted to full outsole when they'll need a resole.

 

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I'm returning a pair of seconds 9268s to sierra trading post. I ordered the last pair size 11D and unfortunately they sent me 10D. They were quite cheap, only $229

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On 5/2/2017 at 1:18 AM, Lukenstein said:

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Are these a custom one-off or a Foot Patrol make-up? Either way, I'd like to know the details on the leather. Looks like horsehide.

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What my Smokejumpers will look like, except with a Vibram half sole and black eyelets and hooks.  Double midsole and white lining.

Basically, a beastly looking boot!

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I love the way white Common Projects Achilles Lows look worn rather than brand new.

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On 2017-5-9 at 9:17 AM, PeterParker said:

Are these a custom one-off or a Foot Patrol make-up? Either way, I'd like to know the details on the leather. Looks like horsehide.

foot patrol with brown domain I think

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On 5/2/2017 at 0:03 PM, mlwdp said:

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I don't get this style. It just looks ugly, exaggerated, and uncomfortable. Maybe I just don't get superdenim's dad-style...

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Yeah that style is mostly popular with Japanese bikers 

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Maybe it serves some purpose with the kickstart?

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'Love indigo__ 'Hate indigo-stained  boots:wacko:

Viberg Engineers in #8 CXL & Tobacco Chamois, both on unstructured 2005 stitchdowns.

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On 9 May 2017 at 11:17 AM, PeterParker said:

Are these a custom one-off or a Foot Patrol make-up? Either way, I'd like to know the details on the leather. Looks like horsehide.

 

17 hours ago, Capsicum Fried Meat said:

foot patrol with brown domain I think

These are them. Not sure about the origon of the leather.

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.... Still, 'managed to come away w/ a pair of Engineer #8 CXL on 2005 and an old standard 2-tone Lace-to-Toe on 110 [w/c was prolly my best find ever, @200] ... having been to the Viberg NYCsamplesale 3yrs in a row.
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On 9 May 2017 at 11:17 AM, PeterParker said:

Are these a custom one-off or a Foot Patrol make-up? Either way, I'd like to know the details on the leather. Looks like horsehide.

To quote Giles....

I spoke to [email protected]   It is a waxed leather which has a pull up effect when worked (by that he means it lightens when stress  and pressure is applied) .  The finish is waxed which allows it to be treated with polish.  Wesco are over the moon with the leather.  To quote Chris "hands down some of the best leather I have seen in a while"

This page also contains info direct from wesco regarding many types they use....

https://www.boot.com/bwfeatr2.htm

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Just got my Rolling Dub Trios back from a resole by Brian the Bootmaker. I admit that the original neocork sole with the leather toe tap was very cool, but it just never quite worked for me -- the triple midsole with the added heel was too high, and the whole thing was a bit slippery. So, decided to get a Vibram wedge sole put on.  (Or as my daughter says, a "squishy" sole.)  Pretty pleased with how it turned out, and it's VERY comfy:

 

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And here is the current boot lineup: 

White's, 3 yrs / Aldens 2.5 yrs / RDTs 1 yr

 

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Those RDT with the resole look very nice, I just wish they made bigger sizes. :wacko:

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Really love the look of the resoled RDT. Transforms the shoe into something I would definitely wear now.

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rdt looks superb! did the resole make the whole shoes a whole lotta lighter @tod?

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On 5/23/2017 at 3:56 AM, oomslokop said:

rdt looks superb! did the resole make the whole shoes a whole lotta lighter @tod?

Yes, definitely lighter.  Feels a bit weird, cause I am used to heavier boots, but it's nice for a change.  I see now what people mean by "sneaker boots."

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Alright guys, so I think I decided I want to resole my Viberg 1035 derbies with a Vibram 2060 sole. Or something similar.
Should I try and source the job locally or should I reach out to a guy like Brian at Role Club to tackle the job?
Haven't had any boots/shoes resoled myself, and these haven't had a ton of use. I just feel like the stacked leather soles are too dressy and have zero grip. I wore them today and was sliding around on pavement and grass left and right. Plus I've always just wanted a pair of derbies with a wedge sole like that.
Any suggestions?

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I've had good success in my locale finding a cobbler recognized for  working on quality goodyear welted footwear, for one piece resoles.  Work has been tidy, and held up well enough to warrant a return trip once the sole had worn down.  Most cobblers working on footwear that is expensive enough to deserve being repaired these days need to be pretty competent, otherwise I don't think their business would stay open very long.

Also in a personal opinion, the Vibram 2060 is one of the worst soles ever put on a boot. It may be long wearing and have that 'squishy' feel, but the grip is between awful and horrendous. I find more grip on my leather sole/stacked heel shoes than with the 2060. Not as long wearing, but the Christy (4014) sole, has proven to have better performance in varied conditions, with a pretty high level of comfort. It is heavier, though.

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Much appreciated on the feedback, as far as looks go the 2060 is what I'm after but I'm definitely open to other options. I just wanted something with that wedge style look that would give me a bit more comfort and a more casual looking shoe overall.
Basically I like a lot of the derby models that Viberg offers (or offered in the past) for the Japanese market: wedge sole, basically looking like a low cut boot. I figured the 2060 was the best option to keep the profile somewhat low. I might even see if they could add some eyelets to the shoe, since currently they are blind eyelet construction.
I figure living in Austin I could probably find a reputable boot shop that works on GYW boots that would be willing to do the resole.

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I got a Vibram 2060 sole on my oxfords and boots.  They wear out quickly.  I think a few others here said the same thing about their durability if I'm not mistaken. 

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Don't know the construction of your derbies but if it's stitchdown and you want it to stay that way, I guess that Viberg or Brian are your best options. Gyw is no challenge to competent cobblers but stitchdown is another matter.

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Viberg will also resole the shoe for you. Worth looking into how much that would cost vs. sending to Brian.

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