The Iconic Timberland Boot For Summer | Not Just A Winter Staple
Timberland Premium 6-Inch Boots For Summer Adventures
Few footwear silhouettes are as recognisable as Timberland’s iconic Premium 6-Inch Waterproof boot. There’s a very good chance you know which ones we’re talking about. The work boot with the distinguishable yellow outer and padded collar around the ankle? Yep, those ones. The enduring style has been around – unchanged – for over 40 years. If that isn’t a testament to its exceptional design then we don’t know what is!
What started in 1973 as a waterproof, leather work boot has since become an icon of style, boasting fans from the likes of Jay Z, Kanye, and even George Costanza. The story goes that back before their creation, waterproof work boots were hard to come by. People went as far as to coat their footwear in tar to make them durable enough for harsh working conditions in the US. The Timberland boot was one of the first of its kind, revered for its durability and functionality. The style was taken to Italy where it became a fashion statement, and this eventually filtered back to the US and the rest of the world.
The fact that these Timberland boots were initially made to be a functional piece of work wear means the materials are top notch. They’re made from premium leather with a seam-sealed waterproof construction. The 100% nylon laces are re-engineered to stay tied, while the rubber lug soles allow for good traction and high durability. They add a very rugged flair to an outfit and give your get-up an easy, casual look.
With summer in Australia right around the corner, you might think it’s time to put the Timberlands back on the shelf. However, they’re actually a really ideal footwear option all year round. If you plan on hitting up some music festivals this season, these boots have got you (or at least your feet) covered. Being waterproof means your feet will remain impervious to rain, mud, and dirt – elements intrinsic to festivals. They work just as well with a pair of shorts and a t-shirt in summer as they do with jeans and a jacket in winter.
The boots also feature anti-fatigue technology in the form of geometric cone support in the midsole for shock absorption and energy return. While this is mostly meant to allow for all-day comfort for those who work on their feet all day, it’s also a bonus for those of us who wear them in more social settings. It means you can be in them for hours on end and your feet aren’t going to be aching at the end of the night.
The Timberland Premium 6-Inch boots also make for a nice alternative to the go-to leather sneakers that are the default for smart-casual dressing, especially the black iteration. Depending on the rest of your outfit, of course, they can work when you need to be more dressed up than usual. Pair them with some dark, straight-legged chinos or jeans, a t-shirt, and a slim coat or light jumper for a sleek summer look.
Having remained a staple through decades of differing styles and trends, it’s safe to say the iconic Timberland Premium 6-Inch Waterproof boot isn’t going anywhere in a hurry. Timberland hit a sweet spot between functional design and good looks when they created the piece over 40 years ago. Their versatility and high-quality construction mean we’ll be wearing them, in all seasons, for years to come.