IN 1979 WE CREATED OUR FIRST BOAT SHOE

TODAY IT IS A MODERN CLASSIC

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 FIRST BOAT SHOE TO PERFORM AS WELL ON LAND AS IT DOES AT SEA


 

10 corso como x timberland


During 2011, Corso Como 10, the reputed downtown Milanese store founded by Franca Sozzani, coupled its creative vision with the original boat shoe construction to create a range of uniquely coloured shoes. The result was a fresh and vibrant take on a classic silhouette



 

colette x timberland


Paris. Rue Saint-Honoré, Colette - the premier destination for French fashion lovers, embodying the pinnacle of fashion luxury and design. During summer 2010, Colette collaborated with Timberland to create a new 4x4 boat shoe, featuring an enhanced rugged sole with detailing in the typical Colette blue



VERSATILE ENOUGH TO WORK WITH A BLACK SKY OR A BLUE BLAZER

THE DEFINITIVE SUMMER SHOE

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

HOW TO WEAR IT

 

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

 

 

 

Why not take a look at our full range of classic Timberland Boat Shoe designs make this classic statement shoe your own – we have Men’s Boat Shoes and Women’s Boat Shoes available in a wide range of styles and sizes, all available for free UK delivery