Pachena Bay 240 CF Stead Husk Eco Oiled Culatta
All our Viberg Boots are on a single E width, we suggest sizing down one full size from your standard sneaker size or brannock measurement. As Viberg's 240 last is slightly wider than the 2030, we suggest sizing down one full size from your standard sneaker size or brannock size. This last does allow room for hiking socks, consider another half size down if you prefer thinner socks.
The Pachena Bay takes its name from the trailhead at the foot of the West Coast Trail and combines a single-piece upper with the distinct padded collar, common to classic Italian climbing boots of the 1970s. This hiking boot also features a Storm Welt and full Thinsulate lining for cold weather, and a Commando sole for excellent traction.
C.F. Stead utilizes the most premium selection of steer hide, called the Culatta. The Culatta is a specific cut of side leather made up of steer hides from the bend & belly. This part of the animal has a high oil content making the Culatta highly prone to a lustrous patina with a soft, metallic shine. This eco-tannage is fully certified as biodegradable.
Their line of Culatta utilizes uniquely heavily waxed leathers, as one is still able to easily see the variations and variegations in the hide, resulting in a leather that is both heavily textured as well as heavily waxed. The best of both worlds. Unlike Waxed Flesh, which is a heavily waxed roughout, this Oiled Culatta is heavily waxed on the smooth side of the hide, which allows the natural scars and variations to be showcased as a highlight of the leather.
C.F Stead Culatta (UK)
360 Antique Storm Welt
Built on 100% leather Viberg "Chassis"
- Thinsulate-lined for added warmth
- Small batch, limited run production made at Viberg's factory in Victoria, BC