1978 Called. They Said We Can Keep the Boots.

Timberland's new Hikers were built to crush rocks

August 30, 2017 9:00 am

In 1973, the Abington Shoe Company introduced the Timberland yellow boot, a move that brought the firm so much success that it then named itself after the iconic piece of footwear.

Five years later, the newly named company brought another rock-crushing boot to market, this one a waterproof hiking version that, despite its handsomeness and versatility, got the boot.

This August, Timberland turned things back upright and brought the original waterproof hiking boot out of forced retirement for the first time since 1978. 

Timbo Boots (2 images)

Authentic yet updated and rugged yet stylish, the 1978 Hiker has a brown and orange leather upper outfitted with rust-proof lace hardware and a supersized Timberland logo. Those classic features are complemented by a Timber-Dry waterproof membrane and Vibram rubber outsoles.

Made specifically to keep owners comfortably on their feet for hours, the boots are also outfitted with exclusive anti-fatigue and shock absorption technology that’s been built into the midsole.

If you don’t want to wait another 40 years to score the $250 boots, we’d head here posthaste, because they’re limited edition.

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