More than 15 years ago Viberg was approached by the iconic Japanese distributor Nepenthes to work on an updated version of our classic Bobcat boot. Up until that point we had only manufactured workboots for the industrial sector. This project would signal the beginning of our more casual, fashion oriented offerings which now make up the majority of our production. For nearly a decade afterwards we would continue to grow our market in Japan with exclusive products specifically for their market. A signature style would emerge characterized by light coloured roughout leathers, chunky soles and a wide, industrial inspired shape. The Japan Collection presents six styles of footwear as an homage to this era and the aesthetic that defined it. To commemorate the release we produced a small pack of accessories inspired by our favourite Japanese publications. The entire Japan Collection includes a Bobcat, 145 Oxford, 245 Oxford, Hiker, Short Shift and Chukka as well as Enamel Pins, a Keychain and a locally produced T-Shirt. All items are produced in limited quantities and available only on Viberg.com.