No point in not stating the obvious: this week’s roundup features a LOT of Viberg Service Boots—some brand new, and three classics back in stock—plus two killer Alden makeups from Brogue, a duo of very, very good engineers from Standard & Strange, and basically every boot Nick’s makes in a brand-new leather.
And be sure to check out all the previous release roundups here.
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I have these boots! And they are phenomenal. And very soon I’ll be publishing a diary of wearing them for a month (and the engineer-fear that preceded it…which I overcame with aplomb). Unstructured toe, Wesco-branded Dr. Sole half-soles. Sizes have been going quick but S&S is expecting a restock in coming weeks.
This Shinki leather looks absolutely bonkers.
DR just restocked these beauties in a patina-hungry Shinki horsehide. 2030 last, leather sole, all class.
An excellent shade of Horween’s veg-tan Dublin leather graces this perfectly straightforward Service boot on Ridgeway…
…as well as the brogued cap toe version, which gets Dainite underfoot.
Viberg continues to know zero bounds when it comes to interesting shell colors, and this denim color—first time I’ve seen it!—is a sinister beauty indeed, especially with the black eyes and hooks.
Viberg used Horween’s UV shell before, on a pair of 245s that I lust after regularly. This time is on a 2030 Service Boot with a Dainite sole and natural midsole. Not a quiet boot!
And then, three classic ‘Bergs, thoughtfully restocked by Canada’s own Brooklyn Clothing. 2030 last, seven eyelets, unstructured toe, and Dainite soles, coming in natural CXL…
…and the vastly underrated Color 8 CXL.
The Spokane maker’s newest leather, 1964 Brown from Seidel, is actually, in many ways, a very old one—it’s based on leathers Nick’s used to use back in the day, is jammed full of oils and waxes, and from early returns on Nick’s test boots, ages wonderfully. Definitely worth checking out all the models available in this stuff.
Brogue often interprets Alden as boldly as possible, and this CXL Trubalance Indy is blacked the hell out—eyelets, reverse welt, stitching—until you get to the screaming red cavity wedge sole. So very badass.
Casual spring and summer comfort comes in the form of a Van-last ranger mocc hooked up to a plantation crepe sole. Love the pop of the brass eyelets.