Timberland 40 Years Anniversary of Yellow Iconic Boot in Malaysia
Timberland Celebrating 40 Years Anniversary of the iconic yellow boot will be held on the 10th of October 2013 at the Mid Valley Center Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The event is also themed ” A Heritage of Craftsmanship” in a tribute to the 40th anniversary of the Iconic Timberland Yellow Boot. There will also be a Timberland Fall ’13 Runway Show during the event here at Mid Valley Megamall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
After all, Malaysia is also home to numerous Timberland retails outlets in the larger cities throughout the country.
History and Facts of the Timberland Yellow Iconic Boot
A lot of history has gone into these boots since 1973 when the iconic yellow waterproof boot was born. Named “The Timberland”, the Abington Shoe Company created the boot to be durable and protective – great for the harsh New England weather. The original name of ‘The Timberland’ proved to be so popular that it changed its name to just Timberland in 1978.
“It all began in the early 70s when Sidney Swartz noticed that the American “working man” had a genuine need for durable leather boots that kept them dry while outdoors,” says Chris Pawlus, Timberland’s creative director. “So he made one, with the wheat-coloured waterproof leather … and it caught on pretty fast.”
Defined by this yellow boot, the brand took off in the 1990s when US hip-hop artists wore Timberlands. Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep and DMX wore the boots and gave them the all-important street cred. Producer and rapper Timbaland was even given his stage name – by Jodeci member DeVante Swing, according to his biography – due to his fondness for the boots.
Interest in the boot hasn’t faltered among contemporary musicians; it’s the footwear of choice for artists such as Rihanna, Jay-Z, Kanye West and A$AP Rocky. “I like the classic yellow boot as it’s exactly just that, a normal no-frills boot,” says Elgar Johnson, fashion editor at British style magazine i-D. “It’s extremely masculine and incredibly versatile, it can be worn by 90s jungle heads and everyday builders. The boot is so popular because it doesn’t conform to one certain genre, it can be put with anything and help create a look.”
“The hip-hop community liked the authenticity of the yellow boot, it became a key part of their wardrobe,” Pawlus explains. “We continue building gear so people can enjoy outdoor experiences while still looking good. They can also move into a more stylish space; you can wear the boots any place and with anything.”
This is probably one of the best boots to make a worldwide name and continue to do so for many years. As the writer for this article, I have owned two different Timberland Yellow Iconic Boots since the 80s and 90s.
Maybe for the 50th or 50 Years Anniversary of the iconic yellow boot, I will get another pair? That should happen in October of 2023, and It is a date that I will mark in my calendar.