LTG BOOT & SHOE COLLECTION | 26 | VIBERG SERVICE BOOT 1950 WITH VIBRAM 4014 WHITE CRISTY SOLE

2 months ago i did a post about my VIBERG SERVICE BOOT 1950 in black with a DAINITE SOLE. todays #26 boot of my collection is the same boot just brown colored with another sole, the WHITE CRISTY VIBRAM 4014. as the pics show, i did not wear this boot so often. i prefer the black SERVICE BOOT with its DAINITE SOLE much more. i think this sole fits the look of the boot much better. the #4014 is comfortable but it looks like a contemporary compromise to me. when i wear this boot sometimes i think if i wear a hybrid between a RED WING BOOT and a VIBERG. for sure this VIBERG SERVICE BOOT is a really perfect and best made boot but not my favorite one. if it might be yours, you can get it @ volls.de.  pics | LTG

VIBERG SERVICE BOOT 1950
date of buying | okt 2012 @ volls.de
size | 9 E
height | 6 inch
leather | brown chromexcel
pull loop | no
hardware | eyelets, 8 holes
laces | cotton – changed the leather laces – i don’t like the handling
sole | VIBRAM 4014 white cristy
heel base | straight
heel height | standard
mid sole | standard leather, natural, double stitched
toe design | brogue
insole | leather footbed
welt | double welted
steel toe | NO
category | work boot
handmade in CANADA


 



BOOT OF THE DAY | #188 | WWII US ARMY & AAF M-43 SERVICE SHOES

in july 2011 i did a post about MASH’s reproduced WWII US ARMY & AAF M-42 SERVICE SHOES. this post seems to be very interested for you guys – since more than 2.5 years still a lot of people check this blogpost. so i will you show a second reproduction that is well done and sold by MASH, japan: the WWII US ARMY & AAF M-43 SERVICE SHOES. as nice as the M42 with a lot of great details exactly authentically reproduced from the original boot. the WWII shoe lasts which are well known as “DR. MUNSON’S SHOE LAST” are full copied and should be very comfortable as the MASH team appreciates. the people from MASH studied over 100 pairs of originals before the rebuild their M-43. for more detailed information check the MASH site. there you can buy these wonderful replica boots for about 360 US $. some more facts from MASH about the M-43: “goodyear welt constructed shoe, blucher Pattern, with 1/2 bellows tongue, out-side counter pocket, full toe vamp, heavy first quality bend outersole, slip tap, out-side tap of reclaim rubber and reclaim rubber heel. the leather is best quality, heavy army rough side out. the shoe is unlined.” pics | © MASH JAPAN

BOOT OF THE DAY | #172 | RED WING SHOES VINTAGE LACE UP SERVICE BOOT

what a great find at JAM-ING TRADING, japan this vintage lace up RED WING SERVICE BOOT. this smart looking boot from the 60s – 70s is steel toed and has an neoprene sole and heel with an upper split of suede cowhide. the boot must be really rare – i’ve never seen it before. pics | JAM-ING TRADING


VIBERG BOOT LINE UP @ VOLLS.DE

2 years ago it began with a chukka, the icon ENGINEER BOOT style #83 and the well known HIKER BOOT #66: VIBERG at volls, darmstadt, germany. these days KLAUS got to the next level in VIBERG boots. two different SERVICE BOOTS in two different colors and sole combinations just arrived and complete the actual line up now. and KLAUS’ order was a really good decision because the 1940 and 1950 SERVICE BOOTS are at least iconic as the VIBERG #83 and #66 are. so awesome that i just took one with me when i saw the boots the first time in the shop. it is the brown 1950 SERVICE BOOT with the white #4014 VIBRAM cristy sole. and i love the sprung-up toe so much. with all my other boots i am working for such a toe look – the 1950 SERVICE BOOT got it when you buy it and the boot is so unbelievable comfortable. maybe you think the price is high, it is indeed, but believe me, this boot is LIFE TIME GEAR. put it on and you’ll stand and walk like you never did before. i am really crazy about it. and i think the black 1950 will find the way to my cupboard too. but i have to sell a boot from my collection without having pricks of conscience. for more information about the boots check volls.de . more details about my 1950 SERVICE BOOT next week as a part of my LTG boot & shoe collection series. photos | LTG

the 1950 SERVICE BOOT

the 1940 SERVICE BOOT