The search for the right pair of shoes has become a daunting task. Now’s not the time for a flimsy sneaker nor is it favourable to get said sneakers all grimy and scuffed up (unless that’s your sort of thing). Around here, we partake in the toothbrush shoe cleaning methods. Anyhoo, I’ve rounded up a bunch of suede, leather and roughout leather options that I’ve been online window shopping for. Heavily durable shoes with that signature Cristy Vibram sole seems to be the ongoing theme here. Be warned though, most of these guys cost a pretty penny, however sometimes you’ve got to invest to get the best. That just rhymed so it must be true. Have a look in the cut…
A. RF x Chippewa: 6″ Boot
Rich leather. Soft leather lining. Cristy Vibram sole. Leather laces.
$230 USD – Purchase: HERE
B. Maiden Noir: Fircrest Moccasin
100% suede. Crafted in Japan. Vibram Christy sole.
$375 USD – Purchase: HERE
C. Tricker’s for the Bureau: Scotch Grain Super Shoe
Made in England. Grain calf leather upper with a tram stitch across the toe and 4 metal eyelets. Off-white Vibram Christy Moreflex outsole with a storm welt and wide trim.
Approx $400 CAN – Purchase: HERE
D. Viberg for FREE/MAN: Old Oxford Two Tone Suede
Vintage Tan Suede Quarters. Mocha Suede Vamp & Counter. Smooth Brown Leather Tongue. 4014 Vibram White Christy Sole. 110 Last. Brass Eyelets. Comes with Flat Wax Laces and Leather Laces. Handmade here in Victoria BC, Canada.
$595 CAN – Purchase: HERE
E. Viberg for Four Horsemen: City Hiker
Handmade in Victoria, BC, Canada. 2030 last. Reverse peanut bullhide. Vibram 2021 sole. Made to order.
$650 CAN – Purchase: HERE
F. Viberg for Inventory: Scout Boot
Handmade in Victoria, BC, Canada. 4014 Scout. Black Suede & White Christy Sole.
$725 CAN – Purchase: HERE