The Country Derby Boot from Viberg is based on a traditional British hunting boot and features an interlocking eyestay and 360 degree vamp for increased waterproofing.  This version is made in Horween’s Waxed Flesh which is a full grain leather similar to Chromexcel, except that the flesh, or suede side of the leather is treated with a heavy wax coating.  This is a nod to roughout military boots which soldiers would traditionally wax themselves.  With heavy wear the wax will begin to come off and some of the nap of the suede will be restored.

Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.