Timberland Earthkeepers City Escape – $55.99 (reg. $110)
Use code GIFTGUIDE10 for the extra 20% off – Expires 11/8. Good on the entire Timberland site. Also, get free shipping on purchases over $100 with SHIP100. Credit Wes for both of the styletips.
I’m not quite sure if these are ugly, awesome, or both.
The moc toe Lumberjack boot has come out of nowhere to easily become the most noticeable footwear trend of fall 2010. Everyone, and I mean everyone… is selling a version. Contrast soles, rounded clunky toes, and horse-shoe top stitching define these things as casual stompers.
If you see snow less than once or twice a winter, you shouldn’t be interested. But if you live in a place where it gets cold, wet, and sometimes snowy, owning a pair of tough city boots is a good call. Especially if you’d rather not wear your gore tex Asolo’s every time you head out in the weather.
There’s nothing subtle about Timberland’s City Escape. The reddish brown option looks traditional, while the dark brown on a black sole looks more urban than others in this variety. The Blue laces are half sweet and half obnoxious, but the description says each comes with two different sets of laces in different colors. And if the second pair doesn’t look quite right? Buying an extra pair of ivory laces is a quick fix.
From Timberland’s Earthkeepers line, the leather is from a silver rated tannery, while the sole is almost half recycled rubber. Not a bad touch of shoe karma for a boot with an on-sale price of $70.00. That’s a deal when you consider the same pair will run you $160 at Urban Outfitters. Most sizes available.
Credit to Wes for the style tip and extra 20% off. But would you wear it? What’s your take on the City Escape and other similar styled boots like these?