Not as good as it was. Better than it will be.
Those boots now have a new set of adjectives right? Let me go to the J. Crew catalog and round some up for us!
Timberland today is not was it was in the eighties - Today: made in china or dom rep, and after two years you can throw them away.
Timberland: made for big sky, wide open...urban experiences. Save your pennies for RedWings. Better yet, show up at the next art opening in uber-functional 'Nam-era surplus jungle boots, and really put a scare into everyone...weeks ahead of Halloween.-DB
Three years ago, shopping at the Rehoboth Outlets, I asked my then 17-year old son if he'd like a pair of Timberland boots for the next school year. He all but took me by the lapels, asked me if I'd like to see him get his a** kicked at school by kids of a different color. Now (and I work at a different high school) I see kids of ALL stripes wearing Timberlands. What gives?
They do hold up don't they...I have run thru many a pair...I just wish they re-soled better...
I had a pair of those with red-brick soles in 1986, I shit you not.Everyone else had the Vibram lugs on theirs. Mine were on sale or something. I wore the absolute piss outta them.
Timberland you say ? A product that I used to like but no confuses me. They went all hip hop a few years ago. I doubt Buffy would approve. There just is something suspicious about the current workmanship I can't quite pin down. I went from a fan to a skeptic and who would ever want to feel that way about what you wear.In the early 80's they made a 3 eyed scuppered soled boat shoe that I might argue was among the best that ever was. Of course they stopped making those.
sometime in the late 90s when i didn't know any different, i bought a pair of these at a sporting goods store that was going out of business. it was pretty much the height of timbs in the hip hop scene and i felt funny wearing them so they got stashed in the closet. a couple of years ago i came across them again and noticed that they were made in the u.s. from "imported materials". have been wearing them in the muck and snow ever since. classic, solid boot.i haven't checked out the construction of the new versions of this boot so i can't comment on that but i will say that the 3-eye lug boat shoe - another classic -is still a well-made shoe from timberland.
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