Shimmy in Shinki with Viberg’s Latest Service Boot 2040 BCT

Viberg’s 2040 BCT Service Boot are a shining example of end-tier footwear. From construction to leather quality and overall design, they tick every box you could want if you’re spending nearly a month’s rent on boots for life.

Handcrafted in Canada from Shinki Latigo horsehide, these boots – available in glossy black or dark brown – are built to last and age beautifully, developing a unique patina over time. The leather is sourced from Shinki-Hikaku, a family-run tannery in Japan exclusively devoted to equine leather.

Viberg’s tried-and-tested 2040 last provides a sleek yet sturdy silhouette, perfect for sitting under a well-worn or freshly unboxed pair of Japanese denim. Chinos — or any other pants, for that matter — work, too. Meticulous hand-stitching and stitchdown construction ensure durability and the potential for resoling, extending their lifespan considerably. Which is good, because you probably won’t want to take these off.

Each pair is made with a leather lining, supportive insole, and a cork-filled midsole that molds to your foot. Not to mention the sturdy Ridgeway sole and stacked heel offer excellent support and traction.

Available for $1,010 from Viberg.