Timberland’s Yellow Boot is without a doubt one of the most iconic footwear silhouettes of our time. It’s a style that transcends cultures, personalities and trends, relevant to different people on different continents for a variety of reasons. In celebration of the boot’s 40th anniversary, Timberland have released a number of re-vamped versions of the Yellow Boot, including this exclusive ruby collared variation.
This model gets its name from the rich ‘ruby red’ leather which covers the collar, contrasting nicely against the wheat coloured nubuck. It maintains the shape of the classic 6″ boot and includes PrimaLoft insulation to keep feet warm throughout the winter months. In 1973, Sidney Swartz, son of Abington Shoe Company founder Nathan Swartz, introduced the waterproof leather yellow boot, intended for function rather than style, but it was quickly picked up in the world’s fashion capitals as an essential piece of footwear that has gone on to become one of the most important of all time.