As Ernest Hemingway once put it, “never go on a trip with someone you don’t love,” and in similar fashion, you should never go anywhere, especially when the weather folds, without your trusted old faithful Timberland boots. When it comes to your sneaker collection, your options are nearly limitless–Jordans…adidas lifestyle silos…old Nike Basketball releases. But when it comes to finding the perfect boot to add to your rotation, there’s really only one obvious choice: a crisp pair of Timbs. And it’s been that way for the last 30 years.
Now available at Champs Sports is a versatile Angora colorway that’s perfect if you decide to go fully monochromatic (think Drake’s snow-camo outfit in the “Started From The Bottom” vid) or if you decide to perfectly balance a color-block outfit above your feet. Either way, it’s money.
The brand with the familiar tree logo on its side (a reminder of the brand’s eco-conscious and responsible approach to manufacturing) has come a long way since its inception in Abington, Massachusetts, as a rugged, 100 percent waterproof go-to for blue-collar workers. It wasn’t until it was picked up in the early ’90s as the “unofficial” boot of hip-hop–and on a different side of the fashion spectrum as the perfect complement to grunge fashion–that Timberland asserted itself as a functional boot that was capably fashionable as well.
While fashion is fixed on trends, the appeal of Timbs never abated since their rise in music and fashion culture, nor will it ever. Here are 5 Reasons to Rock Timberland Boots Right Now.