Service Boots in vegetable tanned Horween Dark Essex Ruber
Viberg is still owned and managed by the same family since its creation in 1931.
They use traditional manufacturing methods and only the best components sourced from around the world: custom brass nails from Japan, heavyweight insoles from Spain, Vibram outsoles from Italy, eyelets and hardware from the USA and more.
Much of the manufacturing process looks the same today as it did when Edwin Viberg founded the company nearly 100 years ago. They have managed to preserve his methods and quality, while selectively introducing modern materials and techniques.
Their uncompromising approach to quality extends all the way through to the leather sourcing philosophy. They travelled the world to find tanneries that embody the same old world ideals and small batch production that they aim to preserve. Their leathers come mostly from small, family run tanneries in the USA, UK, Italy, France, Japan and other countries. They work directly alongside these suppliers to form real, sustainable partnerships and develop unique and exclusive products.
For my first service boot launch with Viberg, I choose a vegetable tanned leather from Horween tannery in the USA. I prefer vegetable tanned compared to chrome tanned leather, mostly for the aging characteristic of the leather.
This boot is built on the 2030 last, which is a last that has is roots in the Canadian military troops. It has a low profile silhouette and an almond shaped toe.
- 100% Dark Essex Rubber vegetable tanned leather from Horween (USA)
- 2030 last
- Stitchdown construction
- Natural midsole
- Antique brass eyelets
- Partially structured toe
- Dainite outsole
- Waxed and rawhide laces
- Dust bags
- 1oz bottle of Viberg shoe cream
- Made in Canada in the Viberg family factory
Luca is 1m80, 74kg, wears size 10 to go with wool socks. I could also wear size 9.5 with lighter socks. I usually wears size 11 in sneakers.
General recommendation: 1 size down from your sneakers size.