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Handmade in Canada since 1931

Service Boot® 2040 - Black Veg Smooth Horsebutt

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In the US & Canada, Viberg Boots size differently so we recommend sizing down 1 full size, or if you have wide feet, 1/2 a size down. Unless noted, all widths are size E.

Worldwide, take your standard size. If you need sizing help, reach out on chat.

Origin: A Munson style last *narrower than 2045.

Built on our 2040 Last, these boots are cut from Black Veg Smooth Horsebutt, hand-tanned by Maryam in Italy.  

This is an incredibly unique "teacore" leather that emulates the nuanced break-in of a vintage pair of boots. The hides are veg-tanned and then finished on the grain side with a matte black pigment dye. This black pigment includes special softeners that gradually break down the dark outer layer. with wear, to reveal a rich, light tan color underneath.

Originating in Japan, the desired teacore patina is rooted in the traditional Japanese "wabi-sabi" aesthetic centered on the beauty of natural imperfection. 

Because this is an artisanal form of tanning that is more labor intensive and costly than chrome-tanning, this leather is rare and available in very limited quantities. 

Small batch, limited run production from our factory in Victoria, BC.

• Maryam Horsebutt
• 8 Gun black eyelets
• Brogue cap toe
• Antique midsole
• Stitchdown Construction
• Black Ridgeway sole

Stitchdown Construction

Our iconic Stitchdown Service Boot® features a double row of stitching that attaches the upper to the sole. Because the upper is turned outward before being attached to the sole, Stitchdown construction causes water and mud to be wicked away from the boot, keeping your feet warm and dry in any conditions.

Limited Production

Viberg is a small factory with a maximum capacity of 10,000 pairs per year. Our small production runs, timeless silhouettes, and custom leathers support our adherence to "slow manufacturing." This process emphasizes the importance of each link in the chain, both people and materials, and creates a sense of purpose and belonging that makes Viberg different from every other footwear brand.

Archival Utility

The rugged utility of the Stitchdown Service Boot® epitomizes our 90-year industrial history of building footwear designed for hard work outside.

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Limited Releases

Our seasonal collections are your only chance to own those styles.

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