- Tayler Willson
Timberland Remixes Its Classic Boat Shoe for SS21
Designed alongside LA-based designer “Ari” Esco Montanez.
For Spring/Summer 2021, Timberland has linked up with Los Angeles-based designer “Ari” Esco Montanez to rework its classic boat shoe in two striking iterations.
The designer — who honed his skills through the intensive PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy program at MIT — has taken the brown hand-stitched leather upper that’s become synonymous with the brand and paired it with functional rawhide lacing and a striking oversized red rubber outsole.
Housing the same rugged outsole but in black, a boot version also arrives dressed in pops of bright yellow. Crafted with Better Leather sourced from a sustainable tannery, the boot combines comfort and eco-conscious credentials which results in an unconventional remix that certainly catches the eye.
Both silhouettes are available to buy now from Timberland’s webstore in limited quantities, retailing from £175 (approximately $250 USD).
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