Heritage Canadian footwear brand Viberg is using an innovative new leather in its latest sneaker release. The Dyneema-bonded cowhide, called Hyperlapse, is both incredibly lightweight and very durable. It’s available in four custom colors across the Sneaker, Slip On and Deck Shoe silhouettes.
Hyperlapse is incredibly thin and ranges in width from .4mm to .6mm. Traditional hides this thin would tear and lose shape with minimal wear, but this material is completely different. In this case, the paper-thin premium leather is bonded to Dyneema Composite Fabric (a material that is 15 times stronger than steel by weight). Made by Ecco Leather, Hyperlapse is milled, tumbled and finished to bring out the leather’s natural qualities.
If you’re a fan of Viberg’s top-tier constructions and are swayed by non-traditional materials, these shoes are worth a look. While they’re not inexpensive, they manage to blend innovation and familiarity seamlessly.
Slip On Olive Hyperlapse by Viberg $450
Deck Shoe Gray Hyperlapse by Viberg $450
Sneaker Black Hyperlapse by Viberg $510
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