This week, we have another story of considered collaborations with Viberg that are illustrative of comfort, class, and character for all conditions, wrapped in supreme Charles F. Stead Kudu leather. The Kudu 'n Crepe Classic Pack is all about style versatility and wearability, exalted in timeless shades of character-rich Kudu leathers utilized on pure patterns that show off the glory of the grain. Charles F. Stead is synonymous with Kudu as the world’s only authentic producer of these wild antelope hides, using sophisticated combinations of wax and oil tanning techniques to amplify the unconventional marks of the leather while adding an unmatched durability and flexibility. With vegetable re-tanning and aniline dying, C.F. Stead’s Kudu leathers have a natural feel, remarkable texture, and a distinct nature that makes them a joy to wear and feature.
This Classic Kudu Pack pairing debuts Viberg’s new Lactae Hevea Crepe Walker Soles that offer an immense amount of traction and flexibility in a comfortable component that's uniquely crafted to superior standards using trademarked techniques. In addition to the functional advantages of a crepe sole, Lactae Hevea soles are traditionally made by hand in France using nature's own, earth friendly and renewable Hevea tree milk that's sustainably harvested from bark in a practice that allows the plant to flourish. Their exclusive process and resultant material gives unparalleled comfort on foot in a durable crepe compound, which has made Lactae Hevea a premier sole used by the finest footwear makers in the world. These crepe soles, paired with clean and considered patterns that best depict distinct Kudu hides and carefully coordinated specifications, come to fruition in the Kudu 'n Crepe Classic Pack that provides wearable collectables that are truly exclusive to the wearer as a one of a kind kicks.
In a practical and distinct golden taupe, the shrunken grained and waxed Beaver Fur Kudu leather exhibits an intense amount of grain and scarring that’s illustrated to the fullest in Viberg’s amazing single piece upper Wholecut Boot development. Using the sleek 2030 Last that provides a unique roominess in this wholecut pattern along with brass eyelets, a natural 360 storm welt, and Lactae Hevea Walker Sole, this is a character-rich boot style that has a casual elegance with comfort and allows for numerous and exciting ensembles.
One of our favored, classic brown Kudu leathers is a specialty Snuff Naked Waxed tannage that has a subtle texture and irregular grain that pairs beautifully to Viberg’s evolved Derby Shoe pattern. Using the 1035 Last specifically designed for this pattern and an unstructured toe for a lower and sleek profile, brass eyelets, a natural 360 storm welt, and the Lactea Hevea Walker Sole, this is a Derby that’s soon to become your go-to foundational brown shoe with the charm of subdued class with character.