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Re: IHWE-Build-5 - Iron Heart/Wesco 9" Brown Engineer Boot
« Reply #165 on: December 26, 2018, 08:59:28 am »
Leather stretches like denim. As with denim you should look for a fit that is snug when new, but comfortable after the break in. As with denim the stretch potential is finite so when the boots are broken in you’re done.

Unlike denim there are things you can do along the way to affect the situtation.

- take out the insole when new if the boot is too fitted. Put it back in when the boot has stretched.

- buy a boot with heavy leather. My oil-tanned Wesco’s (7oz) have stretched barely at all, my pair of these (6oz) a little and my burlaps (5oz) quite a lot.

- choose your socks carefully or put in extra insoles when they stretch


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Re: IHWE-Build-5 - Iron Heart/Wesco 9" Brown Engineer Boot
« Reply #166 on: January 11, 2019, 11:39:06 am »
Showing some signs of wear already...

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Re: IHWE-Build-5 - Iron Heart/Wesco 9" Brown Engineer Boot
« Reply #167 on: January 11, 2019, 12:44:39 pm »
Those are looking great @Chap


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Re: IHWE-Build-5 - Iron Heart/Wesco 9" Brown Engineer Boot
« Reply #168 on: January 11, 2019, 01:22:51 pm »
Those are looking great @Chap


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Cheers @Appfaff really like how they get more and more comfortable with every wear. One of my best purchases...
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Re: IHWE-Build-5 - Iron Heart/Wesco 9" Brown Engineer Boot
« Reply #169 on: March 02, 2019, 08:36:46 am »
Some indigo stains and signs of evo... shit I love those boots  ;D

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Re: IHWE-Build-5 - Iron Heart/Wesco 9" Brown Engineer Boot
« Reply #170 on: March 02, 2019, 08:44:16 am »
Some indigo stains and signs of evo... shit I love those boots  ;D

That reminds me....

Excuse the poor quality of the lighting but I snapped pics of my custom boss shitkickers along side my IHWE-5 to show the MP toe shape. Both pairs are in need of a mid winter clean. Here they are...








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Re: IHWE-Build-5 - Iron Heart/Wesco 9" Brown Engineer Boot
« Reply #171 on: March 02, 2019, 09:00:20 am »
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Re: IHWE-Build-5 - Iron Heart/Wesco 9" Brown Engineer Boot
« Reply #172 on: July 20, 2019, 05:20:05 pm »
Hi @neph93 , I believe you said you are a 10.5D in these. Do you know your size in the Viberg 2030?

I'm an 8D in the in 2030 and ordered the Standard & Strange Axe Breakers in an 8E but they turned out to be too tight in the toe box. I wanted to see how others size compared to the 2030. I'm not sure if going 8.5E in the Build-5s is the way to go or not.

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Re: IHWE-Build-5 - Iron Heart/Wesco 9" Brown Engineer Boot
« Reply #173 on: July 20, 2019, 08:31:28 pm »
@Chad I have these in 10.5D yes. Perfect fit. I have some Wesco's in 10.5E because I find the extra room with some of the tougher, heavier leathers is useful, but the domain leather breaks in relatively easily.

 
I have a pair of Viberg but not in the 2030 last, it is a wider smokejumper type boot that fits very well in a 10D.

One source of your troubles could be that Viberg uses UK sizing and Wesco US sizing. So a Viberg 8D is actually more like a Wesco 9D. This could explain the tightness.
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Re: IHWE-Build-5 - Iron Heart/Wesco 9" Brown Engineer Boot
« Reply #174 on: July 20, 2019, 09:25:32 pm »
Thanks @neph93 . Sounds like 8.5 is worth a try since these are discounted and 9s are sold out.