From the history to the functionality to the versatility, there are plenty of reasons for rocking Timberland boots right now (as well as all year). Honestly, it really doesn’t make sense. These joints were never meant for streetwear lineups. They are rugged. They aren’t necessarily stylish on their own and, at least with the originals, come equipped in relatively tame colorways. But over the years they became staples of every stylish rotation–from high school kids rolling to school in oversized jeans to celebrities looking to add a little something extra to their latest fit.
I won’t claim that all started with hip-hop in the early 1990s, specifically with grungy, gritty New York City artists like Nas as well as Raekwon and the rest of the Wu-Tang Clan. But that aspect was certainly influential. Suddenly, Timbs were something everyone needed, making the appeal a far cry from what the designers anticipated when they first introduced the 6-inch boot in New Hampshire in 1973. The boots made everyone feel larger, more secure, and, literally, taller. Once cats started rocking the Timbs with shorts…that’s when you knew the boot had gone mainstream.
Available right now at Champs Sports are a number of different 6-inch options, from the classic Tan to the Angora Monochrome to even Navy Blue.
Classic Timberland boots are more than just a hip piece for the streetwear enthusiast. They represent an entire lifestyle. Don’t forget that this holiday season when you’re looking for your next cop.