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Viberg x Palmer Trading Company SS15

We’re proud to present two new styles for this season’s collaboration with the always excellent Viberg boots. The Bad Seed Boot in rough out leather features a Dainite sole, 10 nickel eyelets, brogue cap toe with half moon pinking, and is constructed on the 2030 last.

The Creeper Oxford in Horween’s Black Waxed Flesh features a Vibram sole, 5 Gunmetal eyelets, and is constructed on the 2030 last.

Founded in 1931 by Ed Viberg, the Canadian company is now in its 3rd generation and is still entirely family owned and operated. Today Ed’s son Glen Viberg is still on the factory floor, personally working on every single pair of boots that leaves our doors. Their business began with the goal of crafting the best boot possible and They’re proud to have maintained this uncompromising level of quality. They use traditional manufacturing methods and only the best materials sourced from around the world: brass tacks from England, heavyweight insoles from Spain, Vibram outsoles, Swiss hobnails and the finest upper leathers from renowned tanneries in the USA and Italy. There are over 200 steps that go into producing a pair of Viberg boots and all of them are performed in their own facility by skilled craftspeople.

www.viberg.com

www.palmertrading.com

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Artist Felipe Merida is a native Guatemalan. His family moved to San Francisco in 1997 where he attended high school at the School of the Arts and spent a year at the San Francisco Art Institute. Frustrated by the fine art approach he then moved to Toronto, Canada where he graduated with a degree in illustration.