You’ve probably got your toes out enjoying the sunshine but it never hurts to have one eye on your fall/winter rotation and any additions you may need. Canadian footwear connoisseurs Viberg present their new Brown Chromexcel pack, featuring a trio all made from the highest quality durable Horween leather, a result of Chromexcel’s hybrid and lengthy chrome/veg-tanning process, that will have you covered from any angle.
First up is the newly redesigned Rockland Blucher — First introduced in the late 60s by the man himself, Edwin Viberg — and similar to Viberg’s Derby shoe but with one subtle difference; an open lacing system due to the quarters overlapping the single-piece “one-cut” vamp. This small update makes them less formal and more versatile vs a traditional blucher.
Next is the Uplands Boot, a new addition to Viberg’s lineup and the result of 3 years of development with the goal of creating an all-season, 3-eyelet classic chukka boot that’s available both lined or unlined. Timeless in design, finished with French binding, and to quote Viberg themselves: “probably the most versatile product we have ever produced” — we’d have to agree.
Last, but by no means least, is the Halkett Boot – a Derby-style boot inspired by a 1940s- era Canadian Officer pattern. The positioning of the last and finish on the throat allows for some good ol’ tight lacing, making them slightly more formal than the brand’s Service Boot.
Each one of these beauties features an antique storm welt with notches, a black ridgeway sole, and an antique midsole, and a completely re-craftable construction built by the shoemaking masters of Viberg in Canada.