With the winter season just around the corner, last night's debut of Timberland's new line of boots aptly named the Abington Collection — Timberland was originally named The Abington Shoe Company — at Alife Rivington Club comes just in time. The three new models are all cut from the famous leathers of Horween Leather Company out of Chicago, who've been in business for more than 100 years.
The Abington Hiker (top), Roll-Top (middle) and Cupsole (below) all meet the standards set by the original Timberland Waterproof boot using only exceptional and durable leathers along with the trusted Vibram outsole for traction and ruggedness. The Hiker is a classic hiking boot silhouette with hinged lace holes, a thick sole and high ankle support ($180). The Roll-top ($160) is a versatile boot with a twist. The fold down upper serves as a medium high-top but can be flipped up for added stability and support. I also like the aggressive look of the toothy sole. The most urban-friendly of the bunch has to be the Cupsole, a smooth looking boot incorporating both leather and suede with two tone laces ($100).
Designed by Timberland but available exclusively at the Rivington Club beginning this Saturday, 4 October 2008, you'll have to move quick. The Abington collection will also be available at premium retailers elsewhere beginning 11 October 2008.