Viberg Short Hunter Boots – Dark Rubber Essex

by Viberg


Viberg Short Hunter Boots – Dark Rubber Essex



The Viberg Short Hunter is a real do it all hiker, work, ride and great allrounder made with the nicest feeling leather and constructed to be ready for anything. It is a very solid, not overly heavy and comfortably handsome choice for everyday and all terrain wear. Really like these.

Combining a heavy duty Vibram Sierra outer sole, that has great traction and comfort, a channeled goodyear storm welt for extra protection from the elements, kip leather lining, padded ankle collar, cushioned leather insole, fully gusseted tongue and the very shapely bump toe 2045 munson-esque last, they are the type of boots that will be your go too’s.

The 2045 last is one of our favourite lasts period. It is shapely, very accommodating for various foot shapes due to the munson shaped toe, slim in the waist and heel with enough height over the top of the toe’s for even the most particular of toe heights. It’s a very comfortable last to wear out of the box.

The Dark Rubber Essex leather is just that and more. It had a very hardy slight rubbery feel with a very nice lustre, perfect for beating up in the wilderness and bringing back to shine if you like. We look forward to seeing some well worn examples.

Construction & finish: The best materials and construction methods have been used in these boots to withstand what they were made for, just see the DETAILS tab. The finish is great, even trim with a nice trimmed in waist.

What’s not to like?

Please see the size guide tab for sizing breakdown.

  • Veg tanned Rubber Essex leather
  • 2045 last
  • Leather lined
  • Channeld Goodyear Storm Welt construction
  • Oak bark tanned heavy midsole
  • Vibram Sierra outer-sole
  • Brass eyelets
  • Fully gusseted tongue
  • Padded leather collar
  • Padded leather insole
  • 2 sets of laces, bags, cloth & cream included
  • Viberg/ UK Sized (please see sizing guide)
  • Made in Canada

The Viberg Short Hunter is listed in Vibergs own sizing which is very similar to standard UK sizing. The 2045 last fits very similar to other Viberg lasts. It is slim but not overly so in the heel and waist with a wider foot shaped toe with good height above the toe’s. The fit very similar to UK sizing and can be compared as per the below:

Viberg Size 8 (UK 8, EU 42) is very similar in length and width overall to:

White’s Semi Dress: 8

White’s Smoke Jumper: 7.5

John Lofgren Engineers: 8

JL M43: 8

JL Donkey Puncher: 7.5

JL  Chukka: 8.5 (8 is more comparable in length but these fit very close/ tighter)

Red Wing Iron Ranger: 8.5 US (7.5 UK)

Truman Boots (updated last): 8.5

Rolling Dub Trio Coupen/ Stan last: 7.5 US

Trickers (and majority of British brands): 7.5-8 G/F

Please get in touch with any sizing questions you may have. We will do our best to assist you in as much depth as we can to get your sizing right. We have experience with a number of UK, European, Japanese and USA made branded shoes/ boots to help with comparisons and can take any measurements you may need.