Maybe you’ve noticed, but clothes are getting comfier. Where there was once an emphasis on having the crunchiest, heaviest, or most badass jeans and boots – there is now an understanding that comfort is important. That doesn’t necessarily mean we’re all wearing sweatpants, but it does mean that there’s an emphasis on flowy garments and mixed styles to give us room to breathe and move.
Even Viberg is getting into this turn towards comfort. The bootmaker is known for making some of the toughest leather footwear in the biz, so it’s interesting to see them pivot towards a market that’s less consumed with fades and patina and more interested in getting from Point A to Point B without developing blisters. Boots aren’t entirely gone, of course, but in the AW21 lookbook, we’re seeing an unprecedented focus on sneakers. A chunky Hoka–style runner and a slip-on Vans style as well. Made from premium leathers, these shoes look dynamic and exciting. And… comfy!
While we’re certainly delighted to see Viberg experimenting and we hope these pieces excel, we also hope that they don’t leave too much of their bootmaking past behind. Whatever the case, the new lookbook is excellently shot and styled and you should check out the full version on Viberg’s site.