In an age where minimalist silhouettes from newcomer brands and streamlined, simplistic sneakers look to control the market, you could see the popularity of the classic 6-inch Timberland boot as ironic. Timbs have a very distinct appeal. They can be versatile and yet still difficult to pull off. They can work as a rotational piece all year or they can stack dust between Memorial Day and Labor Day. They can build off their longstanding relationship with hip-hop and sneaker culture or they can succumb to it.
Many of us who grew up in the ’90s saw Timbs as something you had to have in your rotation. It didn’t matter where you lived, didn’t matter what you wore them with. You needed a pair of the classic tans. After a time where the boot lost ground within the culture, the past few years have seen the boot rise to prominence once again. Helped by several noteworthy collaborations over the past year, there are potentially more options (colorways, materials, designs) than ever before.
Now available at Champs Sports are classic 6-inch Timberlands in a number of season colorways, offering young potential tastemakers an avenue to diversify. Sneakers are great, but you can’t wear them all the time.
Timberland boots are a must-have for the winter months when the weather gets rough. It’s been that way for years and the brand’s appeal seems to be growing in 2016. From the classic colorways to more modern ones, there’s something for all.