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Viberg Derby Shoe - 2020 - Dainite - Chestnut Essex
Viberg Derby Shoe - 2020 - Dainite - Chestnut Essex


Derby Shoe - 2020 - Dainite - Chestnut Essex


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The Chestnut Essex Derby Shoe is designed from unearthed original patterns produced by Viberg's founder, Edwin Viberg. True to the original half-century old vision, but improved with several iterations on the pattern and now in its final adaptation with a lower quarter, improved fit, and French Binding, this well refined version is about as perfect as it can get. As part of Viberg's seasonal release, this limited production comes in a Chestnut Essex Leather from Horween, a vegetable tannage that uses the same traditional extracts as Horween's Cordovan with a high oil and fat content, in hides that are hand-glazed with an aniline finish to enhance a supple surface on a hearty leather with a natural, glove-like feel. This shoe is molded on the 2020 Cantilever Last that grips and hooks with the anatomical shape of the foot to provide a comforting fit in a sophisticated silhouette. To make an elevated Derby for the well-traveled, vintage-inspired modern man, this style boasts a tonal leather French binding and blind eyelets. For a balanced composition with a robust build, this shoe comes with the outdoor-ready natural leather 360 storm welt and midsole atop a British made Dainite sole to provide wet to dry traction in an elegant design that leverages Goodyear welting using traditional techniques coupled with channeled insoles. Each step is carefully executed by exacting Viberg craftsmen, making it a perfect lifetime piece for those looking for a Derby Shoe in a collectable classic with a distinctive style that will evolve for the modern-leaning and vintage-inspired alike.


  • Limited Viberg Seasonal Release
  • Chestnut Essex Leather - Horween (USA)
  • 2020 Last
  • French Binding
  • Leather Structured Toe
  • Lined
  • Blind Eyelets
  • Natural 360 Storm Welt
  • Natural Leather Midsole
  • Dainite Sole
  • Channeled Insole
  • Goodyear Welted Construction
  • Round Waxed Laces (Two Pair)
  • Handcrafted in Canada


For those who are buying Viberg for the first time, be aware that they fit closer to UK rather than US sizes. As a general rule when sizing for Viberg, we suggest you select (1) size down from a common US boot and shoe, or (1.5) sizes down from a US sneaker.

For additional information consult our Footwear Guide.

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About Viberg

Founded in 1931 by Ed Viberg, the Canadian craftsman built a name for himself by producing some of the finest, most reputable military and logging boots. Now in its 3rd generation of being entirely family owned and operated, Glen Viberg has been on the factory floor for over 40 years, rotating through each station and finishing each boot by hand to ensure their legacy of quality on every run. Viberg uses time honored, traditional manufacturing methods and only the best... View All Viberg Products