The Timberland Field Boots are back and better than ever. Five passionate and diverse creatives share why they love this look.
Far from the woods it was first designed for, the Field Boot carved a modern trail through the city streets thanks to its comfort and durability. The boot has since taken on all walks of life as a style icon and cultural staple and is best worn when taking on the life of those wearing it.
There’s no doubt that the Field Boot has covered much ground on the streets of New York City. We caught up with five different creatives who pour their heart into their seemingly different fields, all the while sharing one thing in common – what’s on their feet.
“What I love about the Field Boot is that it’s a pretty simple design. I genuinely don’t wear really complicated footwear or clothing. I just want functional, durable stuff that I can wear to work. The Field Boot fits that well.” – @helen_levi
Where to find her: Red Hook, Brooklyn NY
As a potter, most of Helen Levi’s time is spent in her Red Hook Brooklyn studio working her craft. Her distinct creations often featured a marbling technique that combines three different types of stoneware. Her medium doesn’t stop with clay, either. Helen is also a talented photog which makes for one beautiful looking Instagram feed.
“Harlem is the birthplace of a lot of things. Fashion, biking, and everything else that you ever heard of probably started here. That whole slogan ‘beef and broccoli’ when talking about the Timberland Field Boot? That slogan came out of Harlem. Period.” - @benadon_benmore
Where to find him: Harlem, NY
Benadon was born and raised in Harlem, where he taught himself to bike and wheelie and became part of a whole new generation of riders. You can find him riding the streets of New York City, hell-bent on pushing the limits to do what's never been done before.
“Music is definitely an international language. I think that style is an international language too, especially when I’m traveling. If I see somebody wearing some Tims, I’m like ‘okay, we’re on the same page.’ When I wear my Timberland Field Boots, I literally can be in any situation, and I’m super comfortable. I could be traveling the world, I could be DJing, I could be camping, I could be hiking, I could be on the plane. They’re durable, they’re fly, and just feel good in any situation.” – @xojsmn, Jasmine Solano
Where to find her: Brooklyn, NY
Between DJing, making music, and touring the globe as one-half of the DJ Party Duo Electric Punanny, it seems as though Jasmine Solano never stops. You may recognize her as the host of the MTV Series “Scratch the Surface” or even heard one of her mixes over the speakers at a Beyonce show (yes, really). Her realness, hard work, and talent have brought her to many places, and something tells us that she’s just getting started.
“The Field Boot is good because they wear like a sneaker and you really can do more than one thing in them, and that is hard to get out of a pair of sneakers. It takes a lot for them to fall apart, you know what I mean, just like any of us that works hard every day, it’s going to take a lot for us to fall apart.“ – @jonnyproblems, Jonathan Puglia
Where to find him: New York, NY
Hailing from Akron, OH, barber Jonathan Puglia (aka Jonny problems) now spends his days in New York City. We caught up with him at the Magic Gallery on Canal Street giving fresh cuts to those who know.
“My favorite boot is the mac and cheese Field Boot. I like to wear the Field Boot just to push around and skate a little, and they look good just to chill and hang out. If New York were a boot, it’d be a Timberland.” – – @thewavybaby, Matt Mooney
Where to find him: Little Italy, New York NY
Matt Mooney grew up skating the streets of Little Italy and Chinatown, where he lives and breathes skate culture. Our friends at Hypebeast recently spoke with Matt about the current state of the NYC skate scene and his favorite spots in the city, read the interview here.