We see a lot of well worn workboots come through the factory for servicing, but every once in a while a pair will make us stop and take a closer look. These Smoke Jumpers recently made their way back into our possession and we couldn’t help but admire our customer’s DIY repair job. Out in the field and away from civilization our customer was forced to get creative when the outsole of his boot started to separate from the midsole. Using a spare shoelace he was able secure the sole for the duration of his fire-fighting stint, until safely returning the boots back to us for a full refurbishment. Click through for more photos.
Last week we released a trio of Derby Shoes in Italian Calf for sale on viberg.com. This particular calfskin comes to us from a small tannery in Tuscany with over 100 years experience, specializing in full-grain, vegetable tanned leathers. This method of tanning highlights the unique characteristics of each hide and allows for a more natural patina to develop with wear. Click through for the rest of the feature and shop the entire collection of Italian Calf offerings here.
Black Unicorn is a full grain moosehide leather produced by one of England's oldest and most respected tanneries. Earlier in the year we sourced a limited run of this unique leather and produced two distinct boots to highlight the versatility of the material. Click through for the full feature and shop the collection here.
This weekend we will be hosting our first ever physical sample sale in New York City. We've shipped over 400 pairs of boots from our factory in Victoria to Manhattan's Lower East Side, including trade show samples, cosmetic seconds, overstock and a few one-off experiments. Boots will be priced from $200 to $600 (USD) and available in sizes 3 to13. We are expecting a great turnout so be sure to arrive early on Friday to avoid disappointment. Capacity will be limited and entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis. All sales final. Credit card payment only.
We are excited and proud to introduce the first offerings from our Goodyear welt program. Welted boots and shoes will continue to release on our webshop and at participating retailers this Fall season. We will continue to offer both Stitchdown and Naildown boots, making our factory one of the only facilities in the world that can execute these three manufacturing methods under one roof. Click through for the rest of the story.