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Viberg Service Boot - 1035 - Commando - Crust Horsehide


Service Boot - 1035 - Commando - Crust Horsehide



The Service Boot in Crust Horsehide is an updated interpretation of Viberg's original work boot, designed by company founder Edwin Viberg in 1931, and used in a similar pattern as a standard issue military boot by several nations during WWII. This Crust Horsehide from Horween is a limited batch specifically developed for Viberg, utilizing a whole hide that's been tanned like Chromexcel, then placed in the Cordovan pits for extreme strengthening by specialty bark blends and finally hot-stuffed with Horween's recipe of greases, waxes, and oils. Each pair of boots is produced from the full hide, and left in its un-dyed and unfinished Crust state for unique and unparalleled variation in grain and color. To highlight this exceptionally hearty leather with an unmatched patina precedent, we utilized a plain and unstructured toe to maintain sleekness with a lower profile on the 1035 last that provides an accommodating fit. The subtle touches of true brass eyelets alongside the Crust CXL bellows tongue enhance a clean palette that gains a refined, weathered look specific to the wearer. The Crust Horsehide further develops a Shell-like quality in high friction areas to reflect patina never seen before and possibly never again. Meant to be worn in all conditions and in a style that can fit everyone's collection, this Service Boot has a natural midsole and Goodyear commando sole assembled by Viberg's exacting craftsmen with stitchdown construction. For those looking for boots that will gain character and change dramatically, the Service Boot in Crust Horsehide is a hardwearing canvas to be worked by the roads ahead.


  • Crust Horsehide - Horween (USA)
  • Exclusive to Division Road
  • Limited Pit Tanned Whole Hide Leather
  • 1035 Last
  • Unstructured Toe
  • Unlined
  • 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 leather in a un-dyed and unfinished state that exhibits significant character and inconsistency in color, grain, and texture. 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

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