Like all Timberland products, the boat shoe originally began life as
a solution to a specific problem: how to stay one step ahead of
slippery surfaces on deck. With premium natural leathers that wouldn’t
crack, impregnable nylon stitching that wouldn’t rot and solid brass
eyelets that wouldn’t chip, the Timberland boat shoe soon built a
reputation as the most durable boat shoe on the market. It’s that same
unerring focus on quality today that makes the Timberland boat shoe an
icon over 35 years later.
The performance and durability of the boat shoe, combined with classic good looks and clean lines, brought the shoe to a much wider audience than they had been originally designed for. Today, most boat shoe wearers have never set foot on deck. The evolution of the boat shoe into a style essential has led to this iconic product being adopted by some of the brightest and best names in fashion; creating fresh interpretations of the shoe whilst staying true to the heritage and craftsmanship that makes it so special.
The boat shoe’s practical nature hasn’t slowed it’s popularity as a widely admired option for the spring and summer seasons. With ageless appeal, the boat shoe holds all the right warm weather style credentials
Preppy, chic and sporty – looks all in keeping with the boat shoe
ethos. The shoe is casual and should be worn as such – paired with
chinos or shorts and accompanied by a tee or a shirt for a timeless
look suitable for all ages.
For a more contemporary look, pair with prints or block colours – the classic silhouette of the boat shoe will balance the ensemble allowing the bolder statement piece to shine.
For those wanting to lean towards a smarter appearance, slim fitting denim and a white shirt combined with a statement blazer looks sharp without being overly formal