Archive for 2011
No one wants to get rubbed the wrong way – especially by an errant seam or zipper or poorly-placed button. Here’s Dean, our senior director of apparel, talking about how we design our gear not just for performance, but for comfort as well:
You can learn more about the innovative technologies and materials we use to make our products comfortable (and warm, and dry, and eco-conscious) by checking out the Timberland Technology Guide.
And speaking of comfort, have you put your feet in a pair of SmartWool socks lately? Click here to shop our entire SmartWool collection.
We don’t call them Man’s Best Friend for nothing: the soles of our LiteTrace Hikers are “dog paw-inspired” … which makes a lot of sense, if you’ve ever seen a dog scamper up a steep hill or through slippery mud or snow. See for yourself:
Paws aside, could it also be that dogs are quicker and more agile than we are because they spend more time running around and less time eating ice cream and watching reality TV? Oh, never mind.
You can learn more about the technologies and materials we put into our LiteTrace products on the Mountain Athletics section of our website. Want some canine-inspired footwear of your own? You can shop the LiteTrace Collection here.
In honor of Halloween, we wanted to share the treats that showed up in our customer mailbox recently. You guys say the sweetest things!
On October 14, 2005 my two year old son’s right foot was run over by a tour-sized bus. Because of your Timberland boots he suffered no broken bones, only stitches under all five toes. I still have the pair of Timberlands he was wearing that day. You can still see the bend in the shoe when it was taking on the weight of the bus. Thank you for saving my son’s foot.
And this, from “Yat”:
I’ve just bought the earthkeeping clogs and I’m not even a clog person! The fact that they were made with the environment in mind makes them just that much more special. They are cute, comfortable, light and the quality is very good especially compare to the throwaway fashion that we are now sadly used to. I could tell that a lot of time and attention has been spent on developing the design of your shoes.
We love to hear from people who buy our products about how well they perform (but please – don’t throw your foot under a bus to find out). And yes, we also like to know when our stuff misses the mark. Have a Timberland story? Send it in and maybe we’ll feature it in an upcoming blog post!
Any excuse for a party: In honor of the changing season and the changing wardrobe that goes with it, Timberland hosted a series of Style Night Out events across the US and invited Timberland fans to join in the festivities.
From San Francisco and Seattle to Chicago and New York, fall-minded fashionistas came out to enjoy food, music and fun. We even had a personal stylist on hand to assist guests in creating their own winter wardrobe (with our Women’s product collection serving as inspiration):
You can see more Style Night Out photos by clicking on the Womens tab of our Facebook page … and if you live in the Boston area, you still have time to get in on the Style Night Out event at our Newbury Street store on November 2!
Here in New Hampshire, it’s so cold that the forecast calls for SNOW … which makes the idea of staying warm more important than ever. Here’s our senior director of apparel, Dean, back again to explain the natural inspiration (two words: polar bears) for the technology we use to make our gear thinner, lighter and warmer:
If you think that’s cool, check out the Timberland Technology Guide, where you’ll find a boatload of other videos and information about the innovative technologies and eco-conscious materials we use to create durable products that keep you comfortable, dry and warm.
Robert, the star of Timberland’s Nature Needs Heroes TV commercial, invited us behind the scenes as he performed one of his breath-taking stunts. Or not:
Ah, well. Even seasoned performance artists miss their mark sometimes.
You can see more unedited footage of Robert’s on-set shenanigans on our Facebook page: like us to unlock the entire Robert video vault! And while you’re there, don’t forget to vote for your favorite Earthkeeper footwear. At last check, the Men’s Rugged 6-Inch Waterproof Plain Toe Boot was getting the most love, with the Women’s Rudston Waterproof Pull-On Boot in a distant second place. Agree? Don’t? Cast your vote!