For more than the last decade, the Service Boot has been one of the most popular styles of footwear available. Getting it’s name from servicemembers of the military, the Service Boot is a military-inspired piece of footwear at it’s core. That being said, over time we’ve seen changes and improvements that make these boots better for every day life.
The Viberg Service Boot in Shinki ticks all the boxes – tough? durable? and, yes, expensive? However, is it worth it? Let’s take a look and find out.
Viberg as a brand has been covered here several times in the past. If you’d like to learn a little bit more about them, click here. However, while Viberg’s history is well known, their engineer boot history isn’t. One of the first to produce this was a collab for Himel Bros., that is fairly well know. However, it might surprise you to hear that Viberg has had this pattern since 2014. That’s only three years after their famous service boot in the 2030 last was widely available.
You’ve been tracking them for years, but now you’ve decided – you’re going to the Viberg Sample Sale. But where do you start?
If you’re anything like me a few years back or hundreds of other men, you decided you wanted a pair of nice boots. You know there are really only two options here. The Alden Indy and the Viberg Service Boot.
The one question I often get asked that I don’t answer in reviews is how I pick which shoes to wear. How I style them, when I pick one over the other, etc. With 100wears hitting the one-year mark, I thought it might be worth providing a mini update on the current collection from a personal viewpoint.
I have to admit, I was a bit scared when I ordered these Viberg Service Boots. On some pictures, the boots can look somewhere close to bright orange. Thankfully, these fears were completely unfounded. The leather on the upper is much closer to a typical tan in most lighting – though it is difficult to capture in photos.
Viberg Service Boots almost need no introduction. After breaking onto the scene during the Americana/workwear craze around 10 years ago, they have been the yardstick that many others are graded on. Since that time, countless others from the pacific northwest have followed suit – White’s, Nick’s, and others owe much of their recent success to Viberg.