Viberg hit it out of the park with these Chukkas! Here they are side by side, Aged Bark on left and Route 10 (natural CXL grain side) on right:
My first impression is that they feel a lot like mini boots, which I guess a chukka is, but these are especially heavy duty/chunky and I suspect people will think you're wearing boots under those jeans...which is a good thing! They look amazing, feel rugged and you are definitely not seeing anyone else wearing anything like these, that's for sure!
Some more of the Route 10:
And the Aged Bark:
When comparing them to my original pair of aged bark chukkas with the dainite sole, this version definitely feels chunkier. The sole is actually about a millimeter deeper and the heel is significantly deeper by about a quarter inch! Definitely more boot like...
GMTO on right, original on left:
GMTO on top, original on bottom:
This is a reminder of why I love Viberg so damn much (not that I ever need a reminder of that!). No one makes 'em like this!