Viberg. I don’t know what else I can say about them other than its boots set a certain standard for all boots. Classic good looks, solid construction, interesting materials, made by skilled craftspeople – Viberg kinda has it all.
Despite being steeped in heritage, Viberg doesn’t rule out modern developments, and C.F. Stead’s chrome-free leather is certainly forward-thinking. Being chrome and metal-free, this leather is not only more environmentally friendly than its chrome-tanned counterparts, but the metal-free tanning process also achieves unique colors, like those seen here on two of Viberg’s latest Scout Boots.
Originally designed for the Japanese market over a decade ago, the Scout Boot is based on a 10” boot pattern from the early 1950s. The current iteration here’s been shortened to a more versatile 6” height and is accompanied by a lightweight Vibram wedge sole for daily comfort, traction, and style.
But back to that leather. The ‘Rock’ tone is for the heads that just want a muted but complex beige/clay colorway to pair with literally anything, but where the results of the chrome-free tanning process are visible is that Sweet Potato color. Reminiscent of overpriced organic sweet potatoes in your local farm shop, it’s a gorgeous burnished reddish-brown that looks like no other on the market.
Available for $785 USD direct from Viberg