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Viberg Side Zip Boot - 2050 - Vibram 705 - Black Split Horsebutt


Side Zip Boot - 2050 - Vibram 705 - Black Split Horsebutt



The Side Zip Boot in Black Split Horsebutt is a new style within the Viberg collection that draws inspiration from military footwear in an advanced western styled pattern. In 1923, B.F. Goodrich coined the term “zipper” for a new style of fastener used on rubber boots and this piece of hardware has been used on footwear ever since. Viberg elevates the approach with specialty machinery and new production techniques to produce a two-piece upper with a tall and slimmed shaft, featuring a full-length, Italian made, nickel-free Lampo zipper that lies sleekly on this pattern’s medial side. Moving forward, we focused the design to exude an avant-garde motorcycle riding boot with a unique and commanding presence. This vegetable tanned Black Split Horsebutt leather is produced in one of Italy’s most exclusive tanneries as a unique development that utilizes the tissue between the shell and flesh layers of the hide to reveal both qualities and varying textures. The crinkling and spotting of the shiny shell combines with the matted suede to give each pair a unique pattern that will continue to transform and elegantly patina from catwalks to die hard rides. Enhancing the boot’s historic feel, we utilized the 2050 Last that provides an accommodating fit in a sophisticated silhouette that's derived from a traditional Argentinian riding boot. An outdoor ready natural leather 360 storm welt is paired with a 5-Iron midsole crafted into a Vibram 705 Split Sole for a flexible, high traction build with an advanced yet aggressive lower profile. The result is a Zip Boot for the modern-leaning and vintage-inspired alike, built to withstand the elements with distinction and grace. Goodyear welted using traditional techniques combined with channeled insoles, this boot is on the front-lines of Viberg innovation and craftsmanship while honoring every facet of its historical influences.


  • Black Split Horsebutt Leather (Italy)
  • Exclusive to Division Road
  • 2050 Last
  • Partial Structured Toe
  • Lined
  • Nickel Free Lampo Zipper
  • Leather Heel Pull
  • Natural 360 Storm Welt
  • Natural Leather Midsole
  • Vibram 705 Split Sole
  • Channeled Insole
  • Goodyear Welted Construction
  • VB x DR Collaboration Dust Bags
  • 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