There’s no denying that Timberland boots are iconic. The original yellow boots are an instant classic and have successfully transitioned from an American workwear staple to hip-hop street cred appeal and to now, a versatile style accessory.
Making even bigger strides in the footwear industry, Timberland has now created a line that combines the hardwearing characteristics of its iconic boots with the comfort and flexibility of sporty sneakers. If you’ve been avoiding boots because they’re generally heavy, bulky and uncomfortably rigid, Timberland’s Killington Sneakerboots might just be what you’ve been wishing for.
The most obvious combination that gives the collection its Sneakerboots moniker is the chukka version. The Sneakerboot chukka is crafted from premium full-grain leather with a mesh upper that’s breathable and undeniably lightweight. Instead of the traditional rubber outsole found in Timberland’s yellow boots, the Killington collection makes use of the more athletic SensorFlex system for increased flexibility, underfoot support and better independent suspension to ensure that your feet is constantly protected and cushioned over any hard urban terrain.
At the other end of the spectrum, the Killington 6-inch boot offers the same comfort and flexibility but without the mesh treatment. This Killington update to Timberland’s icon looks almost exactly like the original except for the contrasting sporty soles that are characteristic of the collection.
Apart from the high-cut boot styles, the Killington collection also includes the Killington Oxford (a lower cut sneaker-Oxford hybrid to the Killington chukka), the Killington Hiker Oxford and the Killington Half Cab, which are both sportier iterations of the boots.