What was the inspiration behind creating the Euro Hiker?
Originally created in 1988, this boot was inspired by the rise of outdoor hiking, but unlike other hiking boots, the Euro Hiker was inspired by European styles. Instead of the rigid design of other hiking boots, the Euro Hiker was designed to be worn every day with lighter and more flexible features.
It’s light with an outsole made out of 42 percent recycled rubber, for traction and durability.
The Euro Hiker was also the first hiker to offer a removable insole, thus letting the consumer customize the shoe.
What makes them durable?
Timberland boots have an incredibly high waterproof standard. The Euro Hikers offer a lot of protection but have not been as traditionally waterproof as our other boots - until now.
Next year, we’re offering our first fully waterproof Euro Hiker that will have a membrane construction and waterproof leather as per the Timberland waterproof standard.
Why do you think these boots continue to be a bestseller?
This shoe can be worn in the city or on the trail. It has stood the test of time and now is an iconic Timberland classic - authentic and rugged.
Who embodies the spirit of the Euro Hiker boot?
Anyone who loves the outdoors or fashionable street wear. These boots are for people who value heritage, craftsmanship, durability and style.