The Service Boot is an updated interpretation of the original work our boot, designed by our founder Edwin Viberg in 1931. It is a classic lace up, ankle boot pattern and a versatile option in any wardrobe. It was the first model we offered Preferred Our most popular and remains today.Horween's signature leather Chromexcel use a proprietary recipe developed more than That was 100 years ago and have Remained to this day mostly unchanged. Chromexcel is a full-grain, tanned leather combination with a distinct pull-up and full aniline, hand rubbed finish. It has a soft temper and waxy feel, making it perfectly suited for footwear. We Have Been using heavy weight leather Chromexcel at Viberg for over a decade and Its unmatched versatility has made it a staple in our pieces.