Service Boot - Shinki Black Horsebutt - 2040


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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.

The leather is an incredible black horsebutt from Shinki tannery in Japan. It's dense and hardy, with a noticeable and exquisitely handsome grain texture. Brand new, the leather has a glossy shine to it, but over time this will wear down into something more subtle. It's also a tea core leather, so the black surface scuffs away to a tan brown. Since this is horsebutt leather, there will variations in the leather's appearance - you can expect striations and honeycomb grain texture randomly distributed. 

It's finished with a smooth plain toe that really shows off the unique grain, 7 gunmetal eyelets, and an unstructured toe. The whole thing is standing on the unique and comfortable Ridgeway 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.

  • Shinki black horsebutt upper
  • 2040 last
  • Tea core leather
  • 7 gunmetal eyelets
  • Plain toe
  • Unstructured toe
  • Ridgeway outsole & heel
  • Includes both flat waxed and rawhide laces in black
  • Take one size smaller than your Brannock size
  • Stitchdown construction
  • You can read more about these boots here
  • 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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USA Orders

PPE and Bandannas under $100 - $3 via USPS First Class Mail
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Orders over $100 - Free shipping via UPS Ground
Orders under $100 - $8 shipping via UPS Ground
Expedited Shipping (1 - 2 business days) via UPS - $35

International Orders

Canada Shipping - Orders under $500
USPS First Class (10 - 15 business days)  - $15
USPS Priority Mail (5 - 10 business days) - $30
DHL Express (2-3 business days) - $40

Canada Shipping - Orders over $500
DHL Express (1-3 business days) - $40

Rest of World Shipping
DHL Express (2-4 business days) - $50

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