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Viberg Service Boot - 2030 - Itshide - Natural Japanese Cowhide


Service Boot - 2030 - Itshide - Natural Japanese Cowhide



The Natural Japanese Cowhide 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. As part of Viberg's seasonal release, this limited production comes in a Natural Cowhide Leather from Tochigi Tannery in Japan: an eminent producer of vegetable tanned bovine leathers that exemplify their old world techniques in hides with pronounced grain character, glove-like comfort, and dramatic patina potential. This Natural Cowhide Leather is uniquely air dried in a protracted process that naturally shrinks the grain for remarkable texture and pliability. Tanned with similar extracts and pit tanning processes as Cordovan, this undyed leather is hand oiled then glazed with finishing to retain the hide’s natural feel and surface, giving it a golden tan coloration and enhanced grain. Molded on the ever-popular 2030 Last for a sleek silhouette, the boot is completed with a brogue cap toe, hand-set vintage brass eyelets, and a natural midsole atop a studded Itshide commando sole. With each piece carefully assembled by exacting Viberg craftsmen using stitchdown construction, this footwear is perfect for those looking for a collectible vegetable tanned boot that will patina deeply to a rich, medium golden brown. The Natural Japanese Cowhide Service Boot is a classic make-up with its military dress shape in a truly distinguished and rare material to be highly utilized within any dress-casual wardrobe.


  • Limited Viberg Seasonal Release
  • Natural Cowhide Leather - Tochigi (Japan)
  • 2030 Last
  • Brogue Cap Toe
  • Partial Structured Toe
  • Unlined
  • Antique Brass Eyelets
  • Natural Leather Midsole
  • Itshide Commando Studded Sole
  • Stitchdown Construction
  • Natural Rawhide & Flat Waxed Laces
  • 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 Sizing Guide.

Please feel free to Contact Us for further assistance.

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