S&S x Stitchdown x Viberg - Midnight Gasfire Boondocker Boot - 2040


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Designed in collaboration with our good friends over at, the Midnight Gasfires are a special twist on the classic boondocker boot. Cooked up by Neil & Ben during an intense 14-hour video call about "the future of feet", the pitch was this - a WWII-style boondocker in a historically inaccurate/unusual leather color, specifically, the criminally underutilized Horween Petrol Reverse Chamois.

Assembled on Viberg's 2040 last - which lies somewhere between the 2030 and 310 in terms of chunkiness and overall balance. With a good bit more room in the forefoot than the 2030, these boots have a snug waist and heel, and fairly low instep. Overall though, the shape is sleek but not pointy, low profile but not skinny or slim.

For the leather, we chose Petrolio reverse chamois, a deep, inky petrol blue that almost looks black in some lighting. Reverse chamois is one of our favorite leathers of all time due to its comfort, durability, and ease of care. Being heavily oiled during its tanning process, chamois is famously resistant to water and rain. It also looks great brand new and ages wonderfully, making it an ideal leather for year-round wear.

It's finished with an unstructured plain toe that really shows the sleekness of the 2040 last, 7 nickel eyelets, and all white topstitching. The whole thing is standing on Dr. Sole's corded outsole & heel combo, and Viberg's stitchdown construction means you can resole and rebuild these for a lifetime of good wear.

Take one size smaller than your Brannock size. If you have wide feet, take 1/2 size smaller than Brannock.

  • S&S x Stitchdown x Viberg
  • Petrolio Chamois Reverse Leather
  • 2040 last, unstructured toe
  • Boondocker Service Boot
  • Stitchdown construction
  • White upper stitching thread
  • White outsole stitching thread
  • 7 nickel eyelets
  • Dr Soles Raw Cord outsole
  • Includes both flat waxed and rawhide laces in black
  • Choose one size smaller than your Brannock size
  • Stitchdown construction
  • Made in Victoria, BC, Canada

We reference Brannock sizing for our footwear. The Brannock Device is the standard foot measuring tool for the world's footwear industry. Most better quality footwear stores will have one.

Built on the Viberg 2040 Last

Choose 1 size smaller than your Brannock device size - If you have wide feet or a tall instep, take 1/2 size smaller than Brannock.

Choose 0.5 size smaller than your Red Wing Iron Ranger or Alden Barrie last size.

Choose the same size as your Viberg 2030 last size.

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