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Classic Boot, Feminine Style: The ‘Nadège Winter x Timberland’ Collection

“Fresh and girly” are probably not be the first words that come to mind when you think of Timberland’s classic 6-inch boot, but Parisian style icon Nadège Winter might just change that.  She’s been working in collaboration with our Timberland team in Europe and UK-based charity TRAID to design a cute, contemporary version that combines classic boot heritage with colorful, feminine style.

The limited edition ‘Nadège Winter x Timberland’ collection is available in selected stores across the UK, France, Italy and Benelux.

Don’t Hate the Player, Love His Style

It’s the Diamonds against the Camos in an extreme (and extremely stylish) game of capture the flag, featuring the Men’s Fall / Winter 2012 collections for Opening Ceremony and OC & Timberland.  If only all outdoor sports were this much fun to watch:

ON YR MRK from Opening Ceremony on Vimeo.

Thanks and congrats to our friends at Opening Ceremony for producing this fine short film.  To find your own game-day uniform, check out Opening Ceremony’s website and the OC & Timberland collection.

Mark McNairy x Timberland = Classic Style, Redefined

When asked about style, fashion designer Mark McNairy says, “Either you got it or you don’t.”  It doesn’t get much more simple than that.

Whether you’re a style “have” or “have-not,” there’s something for you in the new McNairy x Timberland Collection, featuring 2 interpretations of our classic 6-inch boot and a camouflage field boot.  (If you’re not naturally stylish, take our word for it – you want these in your closet.)

Here’s McNairy himself to share his thoughts about the collaboration, his personal style, and how the two come together in this Timberland collection:

Walk With Me: The Marcus Troy Experience

Last month, Timberland convened a group of creative influencers, led by lifestyle and fashion journalist Marcus Troy, for a unique outdoor journey designed to take them from nature to city and back again.  Against the backdrop of Timberland Canada’s headquarters in Toronto, we outfitted our group of ten trendsetters in Timberland gear, including the Earthkeepers City Premium boot and GT Scramble and led them on a 2.8 mile hike through some of the city’s most beautiful settings.

During the day, each participant was tasked with taking pictures and capturing the experience through their own creative lens.  The result is a series of phenomenal images and perspectives that live on Marcus Troy’s website.

What does an urban outdoor journey look like through the eyes of influencers like Karla Moy, William Yan, Shane Stirling and Bryan Espiritu?  Immerse yourself in the Marcus Troy Experience to find out.

2 Outdoor-Ready Styles from SHAPE’s Ali Sunshine

Don’t pack your weekend bag without watching this video, starring SHAPE magazine‘s own TrendShaper Ali Sunshine.  Ali shares a few of her favorite ways to wear our Earthkeepers Alpine Tall boot — a wonderful waterproof boot that will keep you looking good and feeling good, whether you’re headed out for a morning hike or ending the day by the fire.

We’ve got Alpine boots in a variety of styles. Shop the collection now.

From Everest to Iditarod: Cindy Abbott’s Incredible Journey

Cindy Abbott is a wife and a mother with some “normal” hobbies and interests (ballroom dancing, SCUBA diving and cheering on the San Diego Chargers) … and others that are not so normal.  In 2010, Cindy summited Mount Everest, and she’s currently in training for the 1150-mile Iditarod sled dog race in Alaska.

More extraordinary?  Cindy was diagnosed in 2007 with Wegener’s Granulomatosis – a rare and incurable form of vasculitis that affects the nose, lungs, kidneys, and other organs.  She’s functionally blind in her left eye and suffers extreme joint pain, fatigue and circulation issues because of the disease.

Not really the kind of person you’d expect to be summiting Mount Everest or braving the extreme conditions of the Iditarod, is she?

When we first heard about Cindy and her remarkable story, we did what bootmakers do (naturally): We sent her some boots.  As she trains to compete in the “Last Great Race on Earth,” her feet will stay warm and dry in a pair of our Earthkeepers Stratton Tall boots.

Cindy’s motivation for taking on these incredible challenges is simply to raise awareness for rare diseases such as her own – and that’s a mission we’re happy to support.  In the coming months, we’ll be providing updates on Cindy’s training and preparation for the Iditarod on our women’s site – please check back often to see how she’s doing.  In the meantime, you can learn more about Cindy and the journey that has brought her to this point on her website, reachingbeyondtheclouds.com.  To offer your support, go to Cindy’s fundraising page.

Behind the Scenes at Grain Surfboards

Eco-conscious, locally sourced and community driven, Grain handbuilds wooden surfboards, skateboards, bodyboards and handboards in southern Maine. We met up with the Grain guys a few months ago to get their thoughts for our Expert Advice section – and in addition to their words of wisdom, we also came away a bunch of great photos of board-building action.  Here are a few of our favorite shots that didn’t make it to the website:

Mike and Brad (Grain's co-founders) with a couple of beautiful boards

Brad -after we asked him how many bugs he eats on his morning commute

Hookset Premiums, working hard

Nolan focusing on shaping the rail on a lucky someone’s Fish

Recycling wood shavings

You can learn more about Grain on their website.  To learn about how they’re working to be a sustainable business, check out our men’s site.

1 Piece, 3 Ways: Layer on the Leather

Every woman should have a classic leather bomber stashed in the closet (right next to her little black dress).   The Earthkeepers Quilted Leather Bomber combines rich, rugged leather and feminine tailoring – making it a perfect pairing for just about any outfit.  See?

Whether it’s layered over your best dress, worn under a fun faux fur vest or topping a colorful t-shirt, the Quilted Leather Bomber lends classic style that’s as comfortable as it is beautiful.

You don’t need a million-dollar budget to look like a million bucks; for more suggestions on how to wear 1 piece 3 ways, visit our women’s site.

EIKNARF on Design

Graffiti artist, graphic designer, style influencer – that’s EIKNARF.   Here he is on site during our Abington Collection Fall 2012 photo shoot, sharing thoughts about collaboration and the creative process:

Want to see more EIKNARF? He’s all over the pages of our Fall 12 Abington Collection catalog, which you’ll find on the Abington website (while you’re there, check out the boots and shoes EIKNARF wore during the photo shoot).

The Madbury Club (and their GT Scramble masterpiece)

Rounding out a week of phenomenal videos that just so happen to feature some of our favorite products, here’s one created by the super hip, incredibly talented team at the Madbury Club, starring our rugged, colorful, always fun-loving GT Scramble boot:

Madbury Club for Timberland GT Scramble from The Madbury Club on Vimeo.

Boom, as they say. Let’s go start the weekend.