Canadian bootmaker Viberg is taking some wisdom from their elders and kicking geriatric style into high gear with the Tumbled Horsehide Derby Shoe, made on their all-new 1004 (Cantilever) last. The 1004 is based on a vintage orthopaedic shoe, with an ergonomic design that cradles the foot naturally and provides a snug fit. It’s complemented by a noticeably chunky beige 2060 Vibram sole.
Another fun fact: the Derby upper is a long-lost original design done by founder Edwin Viberg, and it makes for a nice visual to imagine the spirit of old Mr. Viberg toodling around in these very shoes. Brass eyelets, mocha binding, a natural storm welt, and brown stitching thread balance out the style with some refined finishing touches.
Made in Canada and available from Superdenim for $683