If you have been dreaming of the day you could add an extra special personal touch to your Custom Timberland fold-down boots or tailor a classic Custom Timberland 14-inch design to suit your latest look, the good news is that now you can. You don’t have to be a fully-fledged fashion designer or A-List celebrity to go bespoke either.
You don’t have to be a fully-fledged fashion designer or A-List celebrity to go bespoke either.
Celebrity fans of the Timberland brand have been adding their own creative flair to our iconic designs for a little while now. Pop legend, Rihanna, famously stepped out in a striking pair of paint splattered Custom Timberland Waterville Boots adorned with a hand-painted portrait of reggae legend, Bob Marley. Reaching pole position in the fashion stakes, Formula One champion, Lewis Hamilton, wore his head turning Custom Timberland 6-inch Premium Boots emblazoned with a chequered flag design. Even mini superstars like to add a personal touch to their fashionable footwear now and then. North West, the impossibly cute daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, was snapped in a pair of classic Custom Timberland Youth 6-inch Premium Boots emblazoned with lots of bright, colourful doodles.
Here at Timberland, we’ve created an online Design Your Own (DYO) customisation tool. Fun to navigate and easy to use, it guides you through a range of options, which allow you to tweak some of our most iconic footwear designs and make them uniquely yours.
With this innovative personalisation service, you can design your new bespoke shoes and boots in minutes, from pretty baby pink Custom Timberland Nellie Boots and standout purple Custom Timberland Classic 2-eye boat shoes, to classic Timberland DYO Euro Hiker shoes with customised coloured stitching or Timberland DYO 3-eye classic lug shoes with statement orange leather lining.
First off, you’ll need to decide which style of boot or shoe you want to play around with. In case you feel spoilt for choice, we’ve prepared some examples on the customisation page to inspire you. They’ll also give you a better idea of what’s possible in our virtual design studio.
While we can’t help you produce intricate hand-painted creations like Rihanna’s just yet, we do have a kaleidoscopic array of leather colours to choose from. The upper part of your boots or shoes is the place to start. Colour options range from classic black and brown, through to bright periwinkle blue and the hottest fuchsia pink.
Go for an all-over block colour, or create some contrast by choosing different leather colours for different areas, for example, the tongue and collars. You can also pick and choose between leather and nubuck for your side panels, to add tactile texture to your shoe or boot and make your design stand out. You can even add monogram lettering to the heels for the ultimate personal touch!
Known as the metal elements on our shoes, our rustproof hardware has become another iconic characteristic of our footwear, and you can choose between glistening brass, warm gold-tones and sleek polished black nickel, depending on what works best with your chosen colours.
We’ve incorporated lots of other little extras we think you’ll like too, including different colour options for shoelaces, stitching, midsoles, soles and linings.
Once you’ve completed your creation, delivery is 4-6 weeks from the time of order. When your bespoke Timberland shoes or boots arrive, we’d love you to show them off! Post a picture on social media with the hashtag #DYOTimberland for a chance to be featured on timberland.com and our social channels.
Now, go forth, create, customise (and enjoy!)
Want to see what other Timberland customers are creating? Visit the DYO Instagram gallery here.