The hardworking utility boot is our preferred choice – try these two brands on for size
There’s no better time than the incoming winter season for a pair of boots. Imagine splashing around almost-flooded CBD streets in a pair of UltraBOOSTs, or having to wait for your Uber in sub-zero temperatures with ankles covered only by Happy Socks? Not ideal. Here at Superbalist, we don’t only stock the best sneakers, but we’ve also got you boot-lovers covered too. We stock the world’s biggest brands, styles for everyone’s aesthetic and boots that have the latest features to protect you from the elements.
Here are two brands we're planning to lace up in – ASAP.
Timberland boots were (officially) founded in 1973 when the waterproof boots made by the company, owned by Nathan Swartz and his family, were given their name and the company went on to be known as The Timberland Company. They were revolutionary because they introduced the then-innovative injection-moulding technology to the footwear industry. Over the course of the 80s and 90s, the icon style was adopted into streetwear, particularly by East Coast rappers because of their warmth and waterproof qualities, which came in handy during their snowy winters. Thugs today still swear, and do far worse, in black Timbs. Otherwise Timberland's Euro Hiker Jacquard is a smart modern update made with rust-proof speed lace hardware, cushioned footbeds and soles designed to provide underfoot support, independent suspension and flexibility. These boots will take you up a mountain and your style up a notch with ease.
If you love your bombers and flight jackets, you’ll appreciate a pair of Palladiums. Their origins can be traced back to the 1920s when Palladium actually produced airplane tyres. The boots didn’t come around until World War II when soldiers were in need of tough shoes that’d see them through any kind of terrain. The Pampa boot was created in 1947, followed by the Pallabrousse in 1949. They were comfortable, durable and went on to become part of soldiers’ uniform. They’ve since accompanied all sorts of explorers on their journeys: from war photographers and hikers to campers, festival-goers and urban commuters. Yours will go well with skinny jeans, chinos, a smart knit and outerwear.