In The News: Timberland x Wacko Maria, Blundstone Lug Boot
Timberland has collaborated with Tokyo-based label Wacko Maria on a new two-eye boat shoe featuring Wacko’s signature animal print designs. The collection ($155 retail) features slip-on styles with handsewn mixed-media uppers made with hairy calf leather and Better Leather from a tannery rated silver for its environmental practices. Each of the styles has a durable rubber lug outsole made from a 34% recycled rubber compound.
Blundstone has launched a Lug Boot Collection that pairs the brand's iconic Originals Chelsea boot with a chunky rubber sole. Made with a premium water-resistant leather upper, the Lug Boot’s sole features deep ridges specifically designed to increase grip and slip resistance, and the boot also features a Comfort Arch footbed with XRD Technology in the arch and heel for supreme shock absorption and maximum comfort. Available in three colorways, the Lug Boot retails for $234.95.