Archive for August, 2012
I’m not sure I’d strap it on in the middle of January when there’s a foot of snow outside — but any other time of year, the Earthkeepers Montvale Sandal is your go-to girl. See?
Love: Contrast stitching detail, ankle strap and heel that’s stylish AND comfortable.
Don’t love:When it’s finally time to retire them for the winter.
They’re already pushing Halloween candy in the grocery store, which means we haven’t got much time left to talk about summer shoes (at least not without looking pitifully behind the times). Without further ado, here are a few of our favorite Timberland men, sharing their picks for Best Footwear of Summer 2012:
For his weekend escapes, Jan from our Belgium sales team loves the Earthkeepers Radler Approach: “I load up the van and drive to Wallonie, ‘the deep south of Belgium,’ for some hiking, camping and even a little rock climbing—and Radler can do it all.”
Italian sales planner Diego favors the Formentor boat shoe – and not just for sailing: “The second you put them on, you feel ready for anything. They’re really lightweight, super comfortable and now they’re my top pick for every day.”
Look and feel helped to make the Earthkeepers Hookset Handcrafted chukka a favorite for senior product manager Troy: ” They look great and are easier on the environment. I love the way the organic canvas feels. Plus, they’re really comfortable and flexible.”
If you’re looking for a good reason to be thankful for the impending change in seasons, I’ve got one for you:
Isn’t he handsome? The Abington 6″ work boot is just one member of the Fall 2012 Abington Collection of products — built with premium materials and inspired by an era in which work was hard, days were long and everything — especially the shoes on your feet — needed to last.
Flip flops have their place (namely, on the beach in July) … but when the temperatures drop, wouldn’t your feet rather be laced up in a pair of these?
When it comes time for a new web experience for one of your pinnacle collections, what do you do? For Timberland Boot Company, we wanted to do create something extra special, something that would match the quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail that is embodied in every shoe and boot that is in our Fall 2012 line. We also recognized that our heritage-inspired products are most often viewed on very modern technology, and so we created a site that’s designed for optimum viewing on devices like iPads and iPhones … giving you, our consumers, the best Boot Company experience we can (without actually putting our products on your feet).
The Fall 2012 Boot Company website highlights beautiful product photography, shot in our own backyard (at a Peabody, MA leather tannery and Lowell, MA mill) — meant to convey the spirit of the post-Industrial era and the hardworking men and women who defined it.
Like those craftsmen who mixed tradition with innovation, our collection keeps one foot rooted in the past while the other treads fearlessly into the future. We think they would have liked the Fall 2012 Boot Company collection … and we hope you do, too. Take a look: www.timberlandbootcompany.com
You’ve got places to go and things to pack, and struggling to cram 4 pairs of shoes into your bag kind of takes the wind out of your weekend sails. We hear you. That’s why Timberland’s women’s site now features tips and tricks from our stylist for making one pair of shoes work harder with more of your wardrobe … so you don’t have to expand the shoe section of your closet or bring an extra bag on your weekend getaways.
First up, the Earthkeepers BareStep Trail Oxford. As a trail shoe, it will look (and feel) right at home on your morning hike … but the BareStep is also comfortable and stylish enough for window shopping, coffee-sipping, seashell hunting and whatever else might be on your agenda. See? Our friend Emily is all smiles in her BareSteps:
Summer might be winding down, but we’re just getting warmed up. See more stylist ideas on how to wear 1 piece, 3 ways on our women’s website.
As we sail off into a sunny summer weekend, here’s are a few of the things that are making us happy here at Timberland HQ. TGIF, readers.
1. The three “H”s. That’s hazy, hot and humid, the forecast for the next 48 hours here in New Hampshire. Our summer is too short not to enjoy every blazing hot minute, so we’re headed out to enjoy it. But not without …
2. Sandals on sale. There’s no better time to grab a pair of Earthkeepers Kennebunk Thong sandals, or one of the many other Timberland sandal styles that are now 30% off. (Seriously, there’s no better time. Go.)
3. Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. If the weekend had a soundtrack, it would start with songs like “Beautiful Day” and “All Day All Night.” You’ll find them both, along with a bunch of other weekend-worthy tunes, on the Wanderlust-inspired playlist we made on Spotify.
What are 3 things making you happy today? Share them with us here; we’ll publish a list of the best in an upcoming blog post.