Strength lies in differences, not in similarities, and the power of these two opposites coming together has created such an emotionally-charged movement that we can’t take our eyes off it.
Phillip Chbeeb, a professional hip-hop dancer and previous contestant on So You Think You Can Dance, and Renee Kester, a classically trained ballerina, offer each other different styles of dance to cohesively tell one story. Inspired by their flexibility, Timberland wanted to see first hand how this duo really does it. So we handed them a blank canvas, a pair of shoes, and watched the magic unfold.
“Once I realized that the world is filled to the brim with stories to be told and movement that can be adapted to dance, it was easy to find inspiration” Philip tells Timberland. His hard angles and contortioned motions blended with Renee’s grace still manages to look natural, and easy. One small slip, and the duo needs to be flexible enough to adapt to the other’s changing rhythms.
“Every single moment has given me a new perspective. Without that variety of experience, I don’t think I could have grown so much in my art form. It’s all about being open minded, and knowing you can move freely.”
Though tangled up in each other, Phillip and Renee demonstrate their “free movement” in his and hers pairs of Timberland® Killington Oxfords featuring our SensorFlex™ comfort system. This three-layer outsole and two-person team put our Killington’s to the test through the rigorous demands of dance…and it looks like we passed.
But if this doesn’t look like your average day, at least you know our SensorFlex™ comfort system has you covered for those unpredictable moments, because you never know when you might find yourself dancing from the rooftops.
Want to hear more stories about SensorFlex? Read why Marcus Gustafsoon loves the flexibility of his Killington hikers while he does parkour here.