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Viberg Continues Its Use Of Chrome-Free Leather In Its SS22 Scout Boot Lineup

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

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