TIMBERLAND X CHINATOWN MARKET

Earthkeepers® Edition with TimberDry™ waterproof and ReBOTL™ fabric   

In 1978, Timberland introduced its original handsewn lug shoe featuring premium leathers, handsewn uppers and a rugged lug outsole. Since then, it’s become a worldwide symbol for expert craftsmanship and style that merges fashion and utility. This fall, the brand teams up with Chinatown Market, a leader in the streetwear/sportswear space to completely reinvent the classic icon.

Chinatown Market brings cutting-edge style to this new collection of expertly crafted handsewn shoes. The leathers are inspired by Nature and the powerful animals of the savannah. And keeping with Timberland’s longstanding commitment to protect the environment, they are sourced from tanneries rated silver by the Leather Working Group for their water, energy, and waste management practices.

“We’re excited to be partnering with Chinatown Market on this capsule collection,” said Chris McGrath, Vice President of Global Footwear Design.  “Timberland’s Creative Vision sits at the intersection of our passion for nature and the energy of fashion.  This collaboration brings both to life in a quirky twist on an iconic style.”

“Genuine handsewn” construction is a traditional method of making footwear, widely recognized as a way to craft an extremely comfortable pair of shoes. Genuine handsewn uppers are shaped and fitted to a last, or footwear mold, with simple tools and then sewn and tacked together by hand on that last. This creates an upper that is incredibly comfortable and flexible.

The Timberland x Chinatown Market collection features two styles: black with blue leather and black with animal print leather. Both will be available globally at timberland.com and Timberland® Times Square, Hong Kong store starting now.