These Boots Are Made For Walking: Timberland's Spring 2009 Earthkeepers Collection


An attendee at the launch of the Spring 2009 Timberland collection enjoys a cocktail while checking out the footwear. Photo Credit: Porter Novelli
Timberland's Earthkeepers Spring 2009 footwear and apparel collections launched at 15R in Manhattan last Wednesday night, and we were there to "Chart New Waters" with them and check out the new collection. Playing along with that theme, there were fish swimming in fish bowls and floor-to-ceiling photographs of waves on the walls, while tunes from DJ Duane Harriott filled the air. The footwear collection adorned one wall and attendees were invited to sip on cocktails and explore the Timberland collection.

Read on for our favorites from the Earthkeepers collection!


Photo Credit: Porter Novelli
Our favorites in the Earthkeepers collection included the Earthkeepers Leather and Fabric Chukka, first row on the left, and the Earthkeepers Oxford, top row on the far right in the picture above.

The Leather and Fabric Chukka has a relaxed weekend aeshtetic and is perfect for a hike in the outdoors. So how is it green? This boot is made from 100% organic cotton canvas uppers, 100% organic cotton shoe laces, 30% recycled rubber in the outsole, and 70% recycled PET linings.

The Earthkeepers Oxford has a sleek and sophisticated look great for the city slicker or your weekly 9-5. We like how this style is available as an ankle boot without the laces to satisfy the needs of the consumer (bottom row in middle). It also adds to its functionality as it can be worn in the winter. So what makes it a part of the Earthkeepers collection? This oxford is made with 100% organic cotton laces, 100% organic cotton canvas linings, 15% recycled rubber in the outsole, and Smart Comfort® Plus chassis with 20% recycled EVA.

Instead of a paper bag filled with goodies at the end of the night,Timberland provided garment bags made from recycled sails. It also was a great addition to the "Chart New Waters" theme.
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