Using Kudu, an antelope found in southern Africa, Viberg has created two iterations of its classic leather service boot, both of which are the perfect departure from run-of-the-mill boots without straying too far from the path. In other words the Service Boot® 2040 – Zulu Waxed Kudu and Service Boot® 1035 BCT – Zulu Waxed Kudu are not just novelty boots made from an exotic leather.
The furthest thing from phoned in, the choice of Kudu was used because of the leather’s unique; appearance, texture, and qualities, all of which make it perfect for elevating the Service Boot’s iconic and timeless design. With a grain unlike any other and a luxurious suede reverse, there may be no going back. But like with all Viberg boots, this isn’t a problem because they were built for the long haul. Featuring Viberg’s famous “stitchdown” technique, look forward to a double row of stitching that attaches the upper to the sole.
Made in small batches in their Victoria, BC factory, these two boots may vary in some details – with the 1035 last featuring a more streamlined slick appearance with its Ridgeway sole, and the 2040 last going a little more rugged with the commando sole – these won’t be around for long so if there was a time to pounce, well…..
Available from $800 from Viberg