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Viberg Service Boot - 1035 - Commando - Oiled Mocha Rowdy Horsebutt


Service Boot - 1035 - Commando - Oiled Mocha Rowdy Horsebutt



The Oiled Mocha Rowdy Horsebutt Service Boot is an updated interpretation of Viberg’s original work boot, designed by company founder Edwin Viberg in 1931 and inspired by a standard issue military boot pattern used by several nations during WWII. This version of the Service Boot utilizes Horween's Rowdy, a combination vegetable-chrome tannage, composed of an assortment of century-old techniques, materials, and finishing on horsebutt hides to yield a remarkably durable and rare leather with extreme pull-up and patina qualities. The dense and tight grained horsebutt is fat liquored, mill dyed, and hand waxed with an emulsified oil blend that provides a finish designed to evolve to reveal grain character with each step. Fully lined and molded on the 1035 Last, this boot provides an accommodative fit with an unstructured toe that maintains sleekness with a lower profile. Enhanced with the subtle touches of a straight cap toe and antique brass eyelets alongside the Crust CXL set-in tongue furthers a warm tonal palette. Meant to be worn in all conditions in a style that can fit everyone's collection, this Service Boot is assembled with stitchdown construction by Viberg's exacting craftsmen sitting on a natural midsole and Goodyear commando sole. Finally, the Vintage Rowdy Horsebutt Service Boot is hand waxed and conditioned at the Viberg factory for another layer of finishing for those looking for boots that will gain character and change dramatically when worked hard by the roads ahead.


  • Mocha Rowdy Horsebutt Leather - Horween (USA)
  • Hand Oiled & Waxed Finish
  • Exclusive to Division Road
  • 1035 Last
  • Cap Toe
  • Unstructured Toe
  • Lined
  • Crust CXL Set-in Tongue
  • Antique Brass Eyelets
  • Natural Midsole
  • Commando Lug Sole
  • Flat Waxed & Rawhide Laces
  • Stitchdown Construction
  • VB x DR Collaboration Dust Bags
  • Handcrafted in Canada


This is a specialty batch of horsebutt leather that exhibits significant grain character and color variation, amplified through multiple stages of hand finishing. Each pair will be completely unique and such variation is not considered a flaw.


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 Sizing Guide.

Please feel free to Contact Us for further assistance.

About Viberg

Founded in 1931 by Ed Viberg, the Canadian company is now in its 3rd generation of being entirely family owned and operated. Ed's son, Glen Viberg, has been on the factory floor for over 40 years, working each station and ensuring quality on every run that leaves the factory. Viberg uses traditional manufacturing methods and only the best materials sourced from around the world. There are over 200 steps of production, all performed in their Victoria, B.C. facility by skilled craftspeople.... View All Viberg Products