The phrase “you get what you pay for,” usually has a negative connotation to buying something cheap, that falls short of expectation. However, for Canadian hand-crafted boot manufacturer Viberg, meeting and exceeding expectations is exactly what they stand for as they open their first showroom in Japan.
Located blocks away from the Sumida River, inside a straight-out of a fairy tale building called The LOCK, the Viberg showroom is a sight to behold. From the moment you step inside, you’re treated to a collection of timeless footwear, informed by traditional shoemaking methods and the functional utility of their industrial heritage. Anchored by our their iconic Stitchdown Service Boot®, every detail is intentional and designed to create a legacy product, widely regarded as the among the best in the world. In your search for your perfect fit, don’t worry if your size isn’t available, the perfect boot for you will be imported directly from Viberg.
90 years of innovation, spanning three generations, has transformed Viberg from a small industrial footwear company serving the logging industry of the Pacific Northwest, into a contemporary global footwear brand that is redefining modern workwear.
As a brand, Viberg adheres to the concept of “slow manufacturing” which combines traditional methods and techniques with modern last shapes and the finest leathers available. Their small production runs, timeless silhouettes and special make-ups, using small-batch leather, build a sense of community borne of owning something that is special and rare. It’s part of the reason for their cult-like following among style-conscious men and women, including exclusive collaborations that fly off the shelf with the Japanese fashion brand Needles.
They focus on using only natural materials from small tanneries that share a similar philosophy to Viberg. These partners care about quality, push their boundaries and pay their employees a living wage. Each hide they use is custom dyed to Viberg’s exacting specifications using only natural dyes.
All Viberg products are made using Stitchdown or Viberg Channeled Insole Goodyear Welt construction. As a result, all of the products are fully resoleable and a well-cared for pair of boots can be expected to last 10-15 years.
Whether you’re a seasoned Viberg enthusiast or looking to purchase your first pair, everyone is encouraged to visit the showroom for a true experience, and mention Metropolis for a 10% discount. With a wide range of style, spanning 4 product categories, Viberg allows you over 100 unique choices fit for your lifestyle, from hiking and work boots to sneakers and slip-ons.
Without sacrificing on the quality that got them started, Viberg continues to show the pride that goes into every stitch and every nail, giving you exactly what you pay for.