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These chaps have seen everyday use through an arctic winter and are currently employed as hiking boots during the arctic summer. I love them like they were my children.

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Nice boots. Before my time around here (I think) or else I would've considered these.

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Nice boots. Before my time around here (I think) or else I would've considered these.
Mate, they are great. I copped them 2nd hand and nearly new from tmg and never looked back. I've a pair of Wesco custom Boss on order through Giles, and if they are half as well made as these I'll still be happy.
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I'm sure the Wesco's will be just as nice!
Got a pair of Viberg boondockers headed my way, I wish the partnership with IH didn't die but Wesco seems to be making some great boots too.

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Seems to me Viberg have started courting a different more high fashion audience to IH and that Wesco are a better fit for IH as a brand. That being said I've always liked the look of the boondockers a lot.
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True, and the Viberg makeups that I am drawn towards are always the more rugged like the Boondocker.
Surely I'll have a pair of Wesco boots sometime soon as well!

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Re: IHVB-03CT - Iron Heart/Viberg 8" Smoke Jumper - Reverse-out "Copper Task"
« Reply #96 on: September 27, 2018, 09:31:11 pm »
Swapped out the laces.

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Re: IHVB-03CT - Iron Heart/Viberg 8" Smoke Jumper - Reverse-out "Copper Task"
« Reply #97 on: September 27, 2018, 09:49:41 pm »

Every time I see these boots I wish I'd known about Iron Heart earlier in my life, very nice indeed..

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Re: IHVB-03CT - Iron Heart/Viberg 8" Smoke Jumper - Reverse-out "Copper Task"
« Reply #98 on: September 27, 2018, 11:00:03 pm »

Every time I see these boots I wish I'd known about Iron Heart earlier in my life, very nice indeed..
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Re: IHVB-03CT - Iron Heart/Viberg 8" Smoke Jumper - Reverse-out "Copper Task"
« Reply #99 on: September 27, 2018, 11:17:42 pm »
These are 8.5 (fit my US9.5D feet perfectly) and are technically for sale because I have some oxfords in a very similar roughout leather, though I am thinking about just keeping them.

Viberg has gone so far towards delicate dress boots and even slippers and sneakers that burly boots like this that came from the Victoria workshop seem to be a dying breed.
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Re: IHVB-03CT - Iron Heart/Viberg 8" Smoke Jumper - Reverse-out "Copper Task"
« Reply #100 on: November 27, 2018, 01:51:22 pm »

Every time I see these boots I wish I'd known about Iron Heart earlier in my life, very nice indeed..
Me and you both :D

And me...always when I see them I fall back in love! ;) ::)

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IHVB-03CT - Iron Heart/Viberg 8" Smoke Jumper - Reverse-out "Copper Task"
« Reply #102 on: February 05, 2021, 08:28:17 pm »
I’m ashamed that this thread has not been populated for over two years. These boots are amazing.

Regular wear for over five years, from nearly new. Mountain hikes, winter sports, dog walks, everyday wear, work boots. They’ve seen it all and they’ve even coped with the competition from my beloved Wesco Boss iterations too.

When spring comes they’ll be getting a brush and clean, new laces and kilties but they really look amazing considering the abuse they have received.








« Last Edit: February 06, 2021, 08:25:14 am by neph93 »
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Re: IHVB-03CT - Iron Heart/Viberg 8" Smoke Jumper - Reverse-out "Copper Task"
« Reply #103 on: February 06, 2021, 09:58:43 am »
@neph93 Dear lord, what’s pair of beauties you have there.

2 years, I say well it was well worth the wait. The images really capture what a special pair of boots these are. It’s unsurprising, by evidence of the character, how we can become attached to objects we respect and show love towards.
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It’s unsurprising, by evidence of the character, how we can become attached to objects we respect and show love towards.

Thank you sir.

I think the operative word here is “some” love. They get a brush when they are truly muddy/dusty, but I have only treated the soles to an oiling a couple of times. They are showing some serious dry spots and could definitely have benefitted from a little more TLC over the last few years. The saline solution they use to break down road ice and snow is particularly harsh on leather.

So a whole-hearted but rather negligent love, I’d say
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