Jimmy Choo and Timberland have combined forces for a luxe take on the boot company’s famed six-inch Nubuck boot. Thus far the Jimmy Choo has revealed three silhouettes including a wheat-colored version of the boot (above) detailed with a crystal-covered collar and eyelets. The silhouette is further blinged out with crystal detailing along the stitching joining the upper to the outsole.
A second version offered in either wheat or black Nubuck is branded with the Choo logo on the collar. As well, Los Angeles-based jeweler Ben Baller has also revealed a crystal covered version of the shoe (above). According to Baller, the crystal version of the shoe will only be sold at Jimmy Choo boutiques.
In a press release, Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi spoke about the benefits of two brands with very different design approaches joining forces..
Choi explained, “To collaborate with a brand like Timberland allows Jimmy Choo to explore a new avenue and take part in a different conversation. I love to mix it up by getting together with different creative minds combining our DNA to create a beautiful and surprising product with unexpected links to the roots of both our brands. Timberland’s outdoor work heritage combined with our high fashion sensibility creates something really exciting and unique in the market.”
Given Jennifer Lopez was spotted in a pair of the shoes back in February, it’s likely the collaboration was slated for an earlier release that was disrupted by COVID-19.
Lopez is an apt choice not only because she’s from the Bronx, a borough known for it’s love of the boot, but she has a long association with the silhouette.
Lopez’s history with Manolo Blahnik’s stiletto version of the boot extends back to 2007 when she wore the original version of the boot in her “Jenny from the Block” and “All I Have” videos.
Reflecting her connection with the sporty stiletto, Jenny from the Black was subsequently gifted a pair of Timberland-inspired stiletto boots from Rihanna‘s collaboration with Manolo Blahnik back in 2017.
As part of the effort, Timberland has committed to plant a tree for each pair of boots sold, as part of Timberland’s 2019 pledge to plant 50 million trees over a period of five years.
Priced from $595-$1,295, Jimmy Choo and Timberland’s collection will launch exclusively at kith.com on September 2, 2020, followed by a launch on jimmychoo.com and at select Jimmy Choo stores globally on September 9th.