Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first model and the birth of hip-hop culture.
American footwear and outdoor clothing manufacturer Timberland officially presented a new Hip Hop Royalty Boots model. The boots mark the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first model and pay tribute to hip-hop culture.
Timberland introduced the famous yellow boot in 1973 as a work shoe. The same year hip-hop was officially born in New York. The company notes that the two worlds have remained inextricably linked for decades.
The new Hip Hop Royalty Boot, released in purple tones, has a connection to graffiti in the Bronx dedicated to hip-hop founder DJ Kool Herc, while the gold eyelets and collar mimic a crown.
The boots were also given gray soles, referencing New York City's nickname, "The Concrete Jungle." The Helcor fabric used in the design mimics the texture of vinyl records, and the green tags are a street sign that reads "Sedgwick Avenue," where hip-hop was born.
“Having the opportunity to design in celebration of both boot and Hip Hop culture is a huge honor for me,” said senior footwear designer Chris Dixon. “The Hip Hop Royalty Boot project is Timberland’s way of giving Hip Hop its flowers and showing appreciation for what they have done for the brand."
Sales of the new Timberland Hip-Hop Royalty Premium 6-inch Waterproof Boots have started at the brand's online store. The retail price of the model is $210.