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We all know it isn’t nice to play favorites — but nice or not, the truth is that most of us do have a pair (or two) of shoes or boots that get more than their fair share of love and attention.
Even here at Timberland — where we’re surrounded by footwear made to look good, feel good and perform well — we’ve got our own personal can’t-resist picks:
Marketing associate Gillian has a soft spot for the Earthkeepers Deering Boat Ballerina because, ” It’s a trendy looking cross between a boat shoe and a ballerina, with a touch of casual ruggedness—perfect for any outfit, any day of the week.”
Our senior retail marketing manager Rachel has found a perfect travel companion in the Timberland Boot Company Marge Wood Heel Sandal. “For someone like me that travels a lot, this is the pair I’m going to pack first this season. Handcrafted details, great heel height and a back strap so I can run to catch my next flight—it’s perfect!”
The members of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation aren’t the only ones who covet our Formentor boat shoe. Women’s product manager Andrea says, “When I race sailboats, I’m often on the foredeck—by far the most unstable and slippery part of the boat. That’s why I absolutely need to make sure my shoes are really made for performance sailing with the best traction imaginable.”
And senior designer Penelope loves the versatility of the Earthkeepers Nevali Peep Toe: “Because it’s a peep toe, it works in warm and cooler temperatures —so it has a longer season in my wardrobe. It works with skirts, dresses and jeans.”
You can see which styles are topping the list for other Timberland women by checking out our staff picks section. To find a new favorite pair for yourself, shop our entire selection of women’s footwear now.
So says Adam, the global product manager on Timberland’s Men’s Outdoor Team. He knows a thing or two about the outdoors – the Tennessee native grew up boating, kayaking, hiking and backpacking and has climbed 20 of the 14,000-foot peaks in Colorado.
Adam’s expertise makes him a great asset to our product team, and also makes him the perfect guy to offer some advice for your own outdoor adventures:
- You should be flexible; your gear should be versatile. The outdoors has a way of throwing surprises at you; the better you and your gear can adapt, the better your experience will be.
- To scale a mountain, keep your feet on the ground. I see a lot of people climbing the steep, smooth stuff on their tiptoes. But your goal should be to keep as much of your sole on the ground as possible—so you’ve got traction.
- Just get out there. It doesn’t matter how fast you go or how far you go—just do what you love to do, with the people you want to do it with.
If that’s not enough to make you want to get up off the couch, check out our Men’s collection for spring, including the new Pathrock hiker (it’s versatile — Adam would approve!). And to see what products Adam and other Timberland guys love these days, be sure to click on staff picks.
This season, California-born and British-trained designer Shaun Samson has partnered with Timberland to design the footwear for his London Fashion Week MAN Day show. Using our Design Your Own Boot function, the breakthrough menswear designer created three unique styles which mirror the themes of his 2012 collection.
Samson picked from hundreds of leather bases, laces, rivets and soles available on our website to adapt the classic boot to sit alongside his collection.
Shaun’s personally-designed Timberland boots
The ease and gratification of the Timberland Design Your Own function meant the design process was effortless. The design possibilities are endless: you choose your own colours, hardware, fabrications and can even take the customisation further with your own embroidered initials.
- Shaun Samson
To read our complete interview with Shaun Samson and see his styles (and our boots) in action on the London Fashion Show catwalk, visit treesandboots on tumblr. Want to design your own Timberland boots? Visit the custom footwear page of our website (US here and UK here).
If you haven’t already been to our website and memorized the tips and stats in our Green Guide to Dating and Love, it’s not too late – you’ll find everything you need to know about giving and getting eco-love right here.
Consider it our Valentine’s Day gift to you.
Learn more about how important eco-behavior is to finding and keeping true love by reading the complete results of Timberland’s Eco-Love Survey.
If you’re suffering from post-Sundance depression, don’t despair – you can go back in time with Amanda (even if just for 2 minutes) as she shares with us some of the great green initiatives she spotted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. (Solar powered parking meters – who knew?!)
Need a bigger dose of Sundance? Check out our Festivals page.