Nothing says “summer style” like a pair of classic boat shoes. (Those white-rimmed sunglasses your buddy talked you into? Not so much.) And Timberland—everyone’s favorite boot company—has some styles that not only look great at the beach, pool party or on the lido deck, but they’re not gonna leave a messy footprint on the environment either.
Their classic two-eyed Earthkeepers boat shoes sport premium leather with hand stitching, and siped soles that channel away water, so you don’t slip on a wet deck and spill your drink. I tested out a pair, and while they are strong and durable to last season after season, and age gracefully as boat shoes are expected to do, they are supremely comfortable. I wore my pair to a cookout, and spent all day in ‘em, and they felt like I’d owned them for years.
So why are they called “Earthkeepers”? They’re made with the environment in mind, and Timberland uses recycled and sustainable materials where they can. That premium leather surrounding your feet is from a Silver-Rated tannery, meaning it used less energy, waste and water to tan.
But if you really want to showcase your love of the environment AND your US pride, you gotta rock Timberland’s new Earthkeepers Harborside leather and canvas boat shoes. These red, white and blue beauties take the eco-conscious manufacturing a couple steps further. In addition to premium Silver-Rated leather, the Harborside also features ReCanvas fabric, four times stronger than traditional canvas and made from recycled plastic bottles. Comfort, ‘Merican pride and you don’t contribute to global warming… their a step in the right direction.