Product Focus: HAVEN / Viberg Canadian Made Footwear

For Fall / Winter 2020 we work alongside Canadian boot maker Viberg to create two custom silhouettes in premium Horween leather: the Officer Derby and Service Boot. With a rich history spanning over 80 years, Viberg has garnered a reputation as one of the best bootmakers in the world. Still utilizing old world production methods, each stage of production involves an advanced level of expertise, care and precision with many processes performed by the hands of skilled craftsmen. These techniques are combined with the highest quality materials and components sourced from around the globe to create a product that is both rugged and artisanal. To coincide with the release we take a behind the scenes look at this meticulous assembly process at their Victoria, British Columbia based factory.

Developed by famed Chicago-based tannery, Horween Leathers, Chromexcel leather undergoes 89 separate processes, including bating and pickling with chrome salts, and takes 28 working days to turn it into the distinctive, smooth leather. This leather is waxed with a blend of tallow and beeswax to achieve an evenness and weatherproofing unmatched by other tanneries. The leather is carefully inspected one hide at a time and cut individually using a hydraulic press and steel dies. Prior to construction, the craftsmen take care to match tones and textures across each pair of boots or shoes.

Pieces of the upper are marked and skived in preparation for sewing. A small team of specialists carefully construct each upper using only single-needle machines. Linings, eyelets, thermal-folded edges, and french binding are all applied at this stage as well.

The last dictates the shape, form and size of the final product. Both our Officer Derby and Service Boot are built on Viberg’s timeless 2030 last that gives the footwear a low-profile and almond shaped toe. The completed upper is laced and steamed to add moisture back into the leather and a leather counter is placed inside the heel pocket. The upper is then carefully pulled over the last and tacked to a heavyweight insole, beginning at the heel and working up the sides towards the toe. The majority of this process is performed by hand.

At this stage the midsole and outsole are attached. Our collection utilizes the long established Goodyear Welt process that allows the shoes to be resoled and worn for a lifetime. This process is characterized by a leather welt that is attached to the upper first, which is then sewn directly to a leather midsole and outsole. The heel unit is then nailed on separately.

For both silhouettes we chose the rugged Vibram 1276 Sierra sole that has been a proven choice for outdoor, military and industrial use. Made from premium nitrile, its angled tread and rounded heel, provide traction and stability on a wide range of surfaces. An EVA foam midsole adds further support and all-day comfort.

Once attached, the sole is trimmed and sanded to fit the shape of the last. The edge of the midsole and outsole pass through progressively finer sandpaper creating a smooth edge and the top of the midsole is bevelled using a hand tool. Overseen by owner Glen Viberg this area of production requires an extreme degree of skill and precision.

Finally, the footwear undergoes a thorough cosmetic finishing and quality control process. The smooth Horween leather is polished and a layer of clear coat is carefully applied to the exposed edge of the midsole and welt to seal and darken the leather. Sewing marks are erased, loose threads are burned and minor touch ups are performed. A stamped heel seat is placed inside each shoe or boot and a handwritten label is applied to the box marking the end of the production process.

Days old: 8 New
HAVEN / Viberg Service Boot Black, Footwear HAVEN / Viberg Service Boot Black, Footwear

HAVEN

/ Viberg Service Boot Black

$1,050.00 CAD

Size
7US 7.5US 8US 8.5US 9US 9.5US 10US 10.5US

Days old: 8 New
HAVEN / Viberg Officer Derby Black, Footwear HAVEN / Viberg Officer Derby Black, Footwear

HAVEN

/ Viberg Officer Derby Black

$950.00 CAD

Size
7US 7.5US 8US 8.5US 9US 9.5US 10US 10.5US

Days old: 15 New
HAVEN / Converse GORE-TEX® Chuck 70 Hi Black, Footwear HAVEN / Converse GORE-TEX® Chuck 70 Hi Black, Footwear

HAVEN

/ Converse GORE-TEX® Chuck 70 Hi Black

$180.00 CAD

Size
6US 6.5US 7US 7.5US 8US 8.5US 9US 9.5US 10US 10.5US 11US 11.5US 12US

Days old: 15 New
HAVEN / Converse GORE-TEX® Chuck 70 Hi Forest Night, Footwear HAVEN / Converse GORE-TEX® Chuck 70 Hi Forest Night, Footwear

HAVEN

/ Converse GORE-TEX® Chuck 70 Hi Forest Night

$180.00 CAD

Size
6US 6.5US 7US 7.5US 8US 8.5US 9US 9.5US 10US 10.5US 11US 11.5US 12US

Days old: 38 New
HAVEN Solo Pants - CORDURA® Combat Wool Black, Bottoms HAVEN Solo Pants - CORDURA® Combat Wool Black, Bottoms

HAVEN

Solo Pants - CORDURA® Combat Wool Black

$350.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 38 New
HAVEN Solo Pants - CORDURA® Combat Wool Charcoal, Bottoms HAVEN Solo Pants - CORDURA® Combat Wool Charcoal, Bottoms

HAVEN

Solo Pants - CORDURA® Combat Wool Charcoal

$350.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 38 New
HAVEN Field Shirt - CORDURA® Combat Wool Black, Shirts HAVEN Field Shirt - CORDURA® Combat Wool Black, Shirts

HAVEN

Field Shirt - CORDURA® Combat Wool Black

$350.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 38 New
HAVEN Field Shirt - CORDURA® Combat Wool Charcoal, Shirts HAVEN Field Shirt - CORDURA® Combat Wool Charcoal, Shirts

HAVEN

Field Shirt - CORDURA® Combat Wool Charcoal

$350.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 38 New
HAVEN Midweight Pullover - Garment Dyed Fleece Sand, Sweaters HAVEN Midweight Pullover - Garment Dyed Fleece Sand, Sweaters

HAVEN

Midweight Pullover - Garment Dyed Fleece Sand

$280.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 38 New
HAVEN Midweight Pullover - Garment Dyed Fleece Garnet, Sweaters HAVEN Midweight Pullover - Garment Dyed Fleece Garnet, Sweaters

HAVEN

Midweight Pullover - Garment Dyed Fleece Garnet

$280.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 38 New
HAVEN Midweight Crewneck - Garment Dyed Fleece Sand, Sweaters HAVEN Midweight Crewneck - Garment Dyed Fleece Sand, Sweaters

HAVEN

Midweight Crewneck - Garment Dyed Fleece Sand

$260.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 38 New
HAVEN Midweight Crewneck - Garment Dyed Fleece Garnet, Sweaters HAVEN Midweight Crewneck - Garment Dyed Fleece Garnet, Sweaters

HAVEN

Midweight Crewneck - Garment Dyed Fleece Garnet

$260.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 38 New
HAVEN L/S T-Shirt - Garment Dyed Jersey Sand, T-Shirts HAVEN L/S T-Shirt - Garment Dyed Jersey Sand, T-Shirts

HAVEN

L/S T-Shirt - Garment Dyed Jersey Sand

$140.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 38 New
HAVEN L/S T-Shirt - Garment Dyed Jersey Garnet, T-Shirts HAVEN L/S T-Shirt - Garment Dyed Jersey Garnet, T-Shirts

HAVEN

L/S T-Shirt - Garment Dyed Jersey Garnet

$140.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 38 New
HAVEN S/S T-Shirt - Garment Dyed Jersey Sand, T-Shirts HAVEN S/S T-Shirt - Garment Dyed Jersey Sand, T-Shirts

HAVEN

S/S T-Shirt - Garment Dyed Jersey Sand

$120.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 38 New
HAVEN S/S T-Shirt - Garment Dyed Jersey Garnet, T-Shirts HAVEN S/S T-Shirt - Garment Dyed Jersey Garnet, T-Shirts

HAVEN

S/S T-Shirt - Garment Dyed Jersey Garnet

$120.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 38
HAVEN Field Cap - CORDURA® Combat Wool Black, Headwear HAVEN Field Cap - CORDURA® Combat Wool Black, Headwear

HAVEN

Field Cap - CORDURA® Combat Wool Black

$120.00 CAD

Size
ONE SIZE

Days old: 38
HAVEN Field Cap - CORDURA® Combat Wool Charcoal, Headwear HAVEN Field Cap - CORDURA® Combat Wool Charcoal, Headwear

HAVEN

Field Cap - CORDURA® Combat Wool Charcoal

$120.00 CAD

Size
ONE SIZE

Days old: 38 New
HAVEN /  PORTER Utility Helmet Bag - X - Pac CORDURA® Nylon, Accessories HAVEN /  PORTER Utility Helmet Bag - X - Pac CORDURA® Nylon, Accessories

HAVEN

/ PORTER Utility Helmet Bag - X - Pac CORDURA® Nylon

$525.00 CAD

Size
ONE SIZE

Days old: 38
HAVEN / Kuumba Incense Supernatural, Apothecary HAVEN / Kuumba Incense Supernatural, Apothecary

HAVEN

/ Kuumba Incense Supernatural

$65.00 CAD

Size
ONE SIZE

Days old: 59
HAVEN Griffon Parka - JP Knitted Polyester Nylon Black, Outerwear HAVEN Griffon Parka - JP Knitted Polyester Nylon Black, Outerwear

HAVEN

Griffon Parka - JP Knitted Polyester Nylon Black

$1,650.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 59
HAVEN Griffon Parka - JP Knitted Polyester Nylon Olive, Outerwear HAVEN Griffon Parka - JP Knitted Polyester Nylon Olive, Outerwear

HAVEN

Griffon Parka - JP Knitted Polyester Nylon Olive

$1,650.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 59
HAVEN Engineer Pants - CORDURA® Cotton Nylon Sateen Black, Bottoms HAVEN Engineer Pants - CORDURA® Cotton Nylon Sateen Black, Bottoms

HAVEN

Engineer Pants - CORDURA® Cotton Nylon Sateen Black

$350.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 59
HAVEN Engineer Pants - CORDURA® Cotton Nylon Sateen Tan, Bottoms HAVEN Engineer Pants - CORDURA® Cotton Nylon Sateen Tan, Bottoms

HAVEN

Engineer Pants - CORDURA® Cotton Nylon Sateen Tan

$350.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 59
HAVEN Brigade Pants - CORDURA® Cotton Nylon RS Black, Bottoms HAVEN Brigade Pants - CORDURA® Cotton Nylon RS Black, Bottoms

HAVEN

Brigade Pants - CORDURA® Cotton Nylon RS Black

$375.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 59
HAVEN Brigade Pants - CORDURA® Cotton Nylon RS Olive, Bottoms HAVEN Brigade Pants - CORDURA® Cotton Nylon RS Olive, Bottoms

HAVEN

Brigade Pants - CORDURA® Cotton Nylon RS Olive

$375.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 59
HAVEN Pacific Parka - Handknit Wool Black, Knits HAVEN Pacific Parka - Handknit Wool Black, Knits

HAVEN

Pacific Parka - Handknit Wool Black

$800.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 59
HAVEN Pacific Parka - Handknit Wool Beige, Knits HAVEN Pacific Parka - Handknit Wool Beige, Knits

HAVEN

Pacific Parka - Handknit Wool Beige

$800.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 59
HAVEN Pacific Parka - Handknit Wool Charcoal, Knits HAVEN Pacific Parka - Handknit Wool Charcoal, Knits

HAVEN

Pacific Parka - Handknit Wool Charcoal

$800.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 59
HAVEN Cypress Cardigan - Handknit Wool Black, Knits HAVEN Cypress Cardigan - Handknit Wool Black, Knits

HAVEN

Cypress Cardigan - Handknit Wool Black

$750.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 59
HAVEN Cypress Cardigan - Handknit Wool Olive, Knits HAVEN Cypress Cardigan - Handknit Wool Olive, Knits

HAVEN

Cypress Cardigan - Handknit Wool Olive

$750.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 59
HAVEN Cypress Cardigan - Handknit Wool Light Grey, Knits HAVEN Cypress Cardigan - Handknit Wool Light Grey, Knits

HAVEN

Cypress Cardigan - Handknit Wool Light Grey

$750.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 59
HAVEN Hudson Overshirt - PrimaLoft® Wool Flannel Black, Shirts HAVEN Hudson Overshirt - PrimaLoft® Wool Flannel Black, Shirts

HAVEN

Hudson Overshirt - PrimaLoft® Wool Flannel Black

$550.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 59
HAVEN Hudson Overshirt - PrimaLoft® Wool Flannel Red, Shirts HAVEN Hudson Overshirt - PrimaLoft® Wool Flannel Red, Shirts

HAVEN

Hudson Overshirt - PrimaLoft® Wool Flannel Red

$550.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 59
HAVEN Woodland Zip Shirt - Wool Flannel Black, Shirts HAVEN Woodland Zip Shirt - Wool Flannel Black, Shirts

HAVEN

Woodland Zip Shirt - Wool Flannel Black

$395.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 59
HAVEN Woodland Zip Shirt - Wool Flannel Red, Shirts HAVEN Woodland Zip Shirt - Wool Flannel Red, Shirts

HAVEN

Woodland Zip Shirt - Wool Flannel Red

$395.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 59
HAVEN Watch Cap - Wool Black, Headwear HAVEN Watch Cap - Wool Black, Headwear

HAVEN

Watch Cap - Wool Black

$110.00 CAD

Size
ONE SIZE

Days old: 59
HAVEN Watch Cap - Wool Olive, Headwear HAVEN Watch Cap - Wool Olive, Headwear

HAVEN

Watch Cap - Wool Olive

$110.00 CAD

Size
ONE SIZE

Days old: 59
HAVEN Watch Cap - Wool Charcoal, Headwear HAVEN Watch Cap - Wool Charcoal, Headwear

HAVEN

Watch Cap - Wool Charcoal

$110.00 CAD

Size
ONE SIZE

Days old: 59
HAVEN Watch Cap - Wool Burgundy, Headwear HAVEN Watch Cap - Wool Burgundy, Headwear

HAVEN

Watch Cap - Wool Burgundy

$110.00 CAD

Size
ONE SIZE

Days old: 59
HAVEN Ribbed Beanie - Cotton Black, Headwear HAVEN Ribbed Beanie - Cotton Black, Headwear

HAVEN

Ribbed Beanie - Cotton Black

$90.00 CAD

Size
ONE SIZE

Days old: 59
HAVEN Ribbed Beanie - Cotton Olive, Headwear HAVEN Ribbed Beanie - Cotton Olive, Headwear

HAVEN

Ribbed Beanie - Cotton Olive

$90.00 CAD

Size
ONE SIZE

Days old: 59
HAVEN Ribbed Beanie - Cotton Grey, Headwear HAVEN Ribbed Beanie - Cotton Grey, Headwear

HAVEN

Ribbed Beanie - Cotton Grey

$90.00 CAD

Size
ONE SIZE

Days old: 59
HAVEN Ribbed Beanie - Cotton Khaki, Headwear HAVEN Ribbed Beanie - Cotton Khaki, Headwear

HAVEN

Ribbed Beanie - Cotton Khaki

$90.00 CAD

Size
ONE SIZE

Days old: 59
HAVEN Shooter Gloves - Wool Black, Accessories HAVEN Shooter Gloves - Wool Black, Accessories

HAVEN

Shooter Gloves - Wool Black

$90.00 CAD

Size
ONE SIZE

Days old: 59
HAVEN Shooter Gloves - Wool Charcoal, Accessories HAVEN Shooter Gloves - Wool Charcoal, Accessories

HAVEN

Shooter Gloves - Wool Charcoal

$90.00 CAD

Size
ONE SIZE

Days old: 122 Restock
HAVEN 2-Pack L/S T-Shirt - Cotton Jersey Black, T-Shirts HAVEN 2-Pack L/S T-Shirt - Cotton Jersey Black, T-Shirts

HAVEN

2-Pack L/S T-Shirt - Cotton Jersey Black

$170.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 122 Restock
HAVEN 2-Pack L/S T-Shirt - Cotton Jersey White, T-Shirts HAVEN 2-Pack L/S T-Shirt - Cotton Jersey White, T-Shirts

HAVEN

2-Pack L/S T-Shirt - Cotton Jersey White

$170.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 122 Restock
HAVEN 2-Pack S/S T-Shirt - Cotton Jersey Black, T-Shirts HAVEN 2-Pack S/S T-Shirt - Cotton Jersey Black, T-Shirts

HAVEN

2-Pack S/S T-Shirt - Cotton Jersey Black

$150.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04

Days old: 122 Restock
HAVEN 2-Pack S/S T-Shirt - Cotton Jersey White, T-Shirts HAVEN 2-Pack S/S T-Shirt - Cotton Jersey White, T-Shirts

HAVEN

2-Pack S/S T-Shirt - Cotton Jersey White

$150.00 CAD

Size
01 02 03 04