If there was ever a time to wander into the wilderness and build a shack and disappear for an indeterminate amount of time on some next-level hermit energy, Right Now seems like that time*. And if there was a shoe that could handle hermit life over an indefinite amount of time, it’s probably one of Viberg‘s latest Hikers.
(*I’m not saying you should, I’m just saying there have been worse times to make that move.)
Built with a navy blue oiled calf leather on the 320 last from a vintage boot pattern that Edwin Viberg acquired in a trade with Bill Danner back in the ‘70s, this bombproof masterpiece features a whole-cut upper—making it naturally resistant. A unique lace-to-toe system and stitchdown construction, concludes this soil stomper that rests atop a Vibram Sierra sole.
Again, I’m not advocating for a mass exodus to the outdoors — these are too expensive for that, there aren’t enough of them in circulation to satisfy that goal, and also that would probably reverse whatever tenuous curve-flattening progress we’ve made in the weeks since we accepted Joe Exotic as our lord and savior — but I am advocating for these boots.
These Vibergs may outlast all of us, so they seem like a good decision. Unlike wandering into the wilderness in the middle of a pandemic.
Available for $730 from Viberg