The first wave of Viberg’s autumn/winter 2022 collection has arrived, and it’s looking very… earthy.
Appropriate, since Viberg describes this latest collection as being very much inspired by the temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest—specifically on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, where Viberg’s base of operations is located. All of the footwear in this collection’s debut (made 100% with upper leather from England’s esteemed C.F. Stead) borrows from the color palette offered by the island’s old-growth forests. Shades of green, grey, and brown abound.
This is only the beginning—more makeups have been teased that we’re sure will be dropping later on in the season. For now, let’s take a look at some highlights of what Viberg has in store for the back half of 2022…
One of Viberg’s newest patterns, the Rockland Blucher (which has slid in, at least for now, to replace Viberg’s older derby shoe pattern—we consider it a very tidy upgrade pattern-wise) comes crafted on the 2030 last with a 360 storm welt and Ridgeway soles. C.F. Stead’s Janus Calf, a premium full-grain suede—not a split as with most suedes, and generally considered to be the highest-end available in the world—is the star of the show here.
Some damned handsome Chelsea boots here. Wholecut, too! They also come on the 2030 last—a not-often-seen combination—with a 360 storm welt and Ridgeway soles.
Husk Oiled Culatta is made with a cut of steerhide that encompasses the bend and belly—essentially everything below the shoulders (Viberg’s site initially had this listed as horse leather; it is not). The naturally oily character of this leather gives it a metallic sort of luster. More 2030/Ridgeway action here, with a stitchdown construction.
Also available in the 310’s sprung toe look, with Dainite soles.
A 2040-lasted Service Boot with a Goodyear commando sole?! Sign me up! This combo pairs quite well with this Zulu Waxed Kudu, which is not only chock-full of character but also will have a lot of variation from boot to boot…
…as evident from this 1035-lasted variant, which looks like a completely different leather. More Ridgeway soles here, along with some poppin’ brass hardware.
The Loden suede is looking real good juxtaposed with this sand-colored Vibram Morflex wedge. The Scout Boot is built on the 2030 last with a 360 storm welt.
Sneakers make their return as well, with Vibram Fuga soles (not quite as chonky as the Sphike sole). Made on the 1003 last.
Last but not least, the slipper comes on the 2030 last with a 360 storm welt and some cushioned Lactae Hevea crepe soles. Earthy!!