A New Year’s resolution of mine was to enjoy more of the great outdoors, but on my first hike, I realized that I was seriously lacking in appropriate footwear. I’m in need of something tough and resilient, something that will keep my behind out of the mud—something like the Viberg Pachena Bay Boot.
After first hitting the shelves in the early ’90s, Viberg has given it water-resistant update for 2018, offering the vaunted model in black rubberized leather sourced from the Dominican Republic. Set on a tonal commando sole and built on the roomy 240 last, this weather-ready iteration of the Pachena Bay features a suede collar, a gusseted tongue, and a 200g Thinsulate liner to keep your feet even warmer.
Handcrafted in Victoria, Canada, using Goodyear welt construction, each pair of Viber Pachena Bay boots is fully retractable and finished with gunmetal hardware and tonal leather laces.
Available at Viberg for $690.