Archive for July, 2012
Yes, yes, I know — it’s summer and for some of us “summer” is defined as: “the only 3 months of the year in which I don’t have to wear wool socks and heavy footwear.” It’s bare feet season, baby.
But for the few occasions when it’s just not a good idea to run around with naked feet (trail running, sprinting across very hot pavement to get to the ice cream truck, the day you meant to get a pedicure but didn’t), we bring you the Earthkeepers BareStep Trail Oxford. You’ll love that the BareStep is fashionable and functional (thanks to a super-stable outsole made with Gripstick and Green Rubber) and your feet will love the cushy faux-suede lining. Here’s Ellen to tell you more:
If you’re not loving the leather look, not to worry — our Earthkeepers Barestep Collection also includes a sporty oxford featuring breathable mesh and bright colors, and a clog lined with SmartWool and faux shearling. (Because like it or not, bare feet season isn’t going to last forever.)
We’re officially halfway through our Wanderlust summer, and gearing up for festival #3 at Squaw Valley this weekend. For those if you just tuning in, Timberland is the official greening partner for Wanderlust 2012, and we’re helping to make this one-of-a-kind festival a little greener and less impactful on the environment.
There’s nothing quite like the actual Wanderlust experience — world-class yoga, locally-grown food, inspiring speakers and breathtaking outdoor settings — but we don’t all have the luxury of time or travel budgets to be Wanderlust groupies all summer long (lovely as that sounds). Now there’s a cure for the Wanderlust woes: if you’re passionate about Pinterest, go check out Timberland’s Pinterest page where you’ll find our Wanderlust board. The photos of our Stratton Mountain hike are guaranteed to slow your frantic mind. And if music is more your thing, we’ve put together a Wanderlust-inspired playlist on Spotify (you’ve got to be a registered Spotify user to listen). Think Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Ani Difranco … that kind of soundtrack will get you through the day, no?
Pins and playlists — It’s kind of like a staycation for your mind and spirit. Enjoy. And if you want to learn more about our involvement with the wonderful world of Wanderlust, check out our festivals page.
You don’t need stellar sailing credentials to sport this season’s colorful, comfortable nautical style: Check out some of our favorite Timberland women showing off their favorite Timberland boat shoes:
Love the looks? You can shop our entire boat shoe collection now to find your own sea-worthy style.
In a few short weeks, all eyes will be on London as athletes from across the globe gather to compete in the world’s foremost sports competition. The Royal Spanish Sailing Federation will be among them — and along with Timberland Formentor boat shoes and gear, we’re sending them off with our very best wishes for fair winds, calm seas, and good grip.
Go get ‘em, team.
Timberland Boot Company examines an era defined by hardworking men and women in New England from 1900-1045. This was a time when the world was rapidly changing, with one foot firmly rooted in the past and the other relentlessly marching forward. Precipitated by the advent of machinery, craftsmen mixed tradition with innovation.
When it came time for our Fall 2012 Boot Company photo shoot, we kept this spirit in mind and traveled to Peabody, Massachusetts — the unrivaled Leather Capital of the World. In the 1920s, men endured long days in harsh conditions to create exceptional footwear. To capture their story, we endured our own long days and harsh conditions inside one of the last remaining leather tanneries in North America.
There we found lots of rich material to act as a back drop to our amazing Fall 2012 product (as well as lots of trash, mice and other gnarly stuff). The air was stale, but steeped in a rich history. In true Boot Company fashion, we found vintage leather dying barrels, handmade carts resting next to industrial measuring and cutting machines. Stacks of beautiful, multi-colored leather sat unused next to well-worn tools and gears. It would be a DIY, restoration aficionado’s dream. Interestingly, you could chart the history of this tannery through the various pin-up girl calendars scattered throughout the building.
Over the next few days, we worked feverishly to get all the shots in the waning winter light. Once we were done, we found out that we were the last ones to use the building before it was destroyed to make way for a condominium housing complex. Time continues marching forward.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the Fall 2012 lookbook images. Enjoy and stay tuned — Timberland Boot Company’s Fall collection will be available soon.