In the pantheon of high-quality, handcrafted footwear, Viberg is up there with history's most respected boot makers.
The team at Uncrate knows this, and have teamed up with Viberg for a fresh take on its standard hiker boot. The collaboration sees the addition of a ripple sole (an innovation that was introduced as shock cushioning for WWII paratroopers), and comes decked out in black Horween leather wrapped in gunmetal hardware.
Made in Canada at the 87-year-old company’s factory, each pair of these waterproof hikers go through at least 200 construction steps and are personally overseen by Glen Viberg, the son of company founder Ed Viberg.
That’s on par with the family-owned company's commitment to maintaining an “uncompromising level of quality,” which goes as far as sourcing brass tack from England, hobnails from Switzerland and upper leathers from tanneries in the U.S. and Italy.
Each pair ships free in the U.S. for $700 with an easy return policy — not that you’ll need it.