To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the iconic Timberland boots, the brand asked Enfnts Terribles magazine to translate the modern day aesthetic of the yellow boot in an editorial. So, we teamed up with The Outkasters – a collective of creatives from Brussels – to shoot the infamous boots in a high end way.
Since its introduction in 1973, the yellow boot’s initial appeal was thanks to its pioneering waterproof construction. Although it started as a workwear thing, the outdoor boot would quickly break barriers, appealing to Italian scenesters and hip hop moguls alike. The transition from workwear to fashion statement in the late 1970s was nearly seamless. At the time, they were sold at high-end stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s, shaking up the boot’s image.