Growing up in New York there was some these that was just mandatory if you were a true black man.
You had to know how to play ball.
You had to have a ball cap.
You had to be arrogant as hell.
You have to have a PhD in smack talking.
But most of all you had to have at least one pair of Timbs.
And if it was just one pair it had to be the standard honey wheat.
It was part of the New York uniform, anything else was looked down upon, that included those high end brands like the Polo boots.
Or the ones that targeted the urban market like Lugz.
They had to be Timbs, didn't matter that the company didn't want black men wearing their boots for what ever reason.
That just gave us the green light to steal their shit, but get it we would.
But that was back in the day, today it is rare to see Timbs on the streets, I have no idea why, I stopped buying them awhile ago for no specific reason so I am just now hearing about the decline in quality and it not being stylish any more.
But after reading this I am hoping for a come back.
From Haitian Internet:
The Timberland company and Haitian Hip Hop Singer Wyclef Jean are teaming up for a new collection of Timberland boots called "Timberland Earthkeepers Yele Haiti boots."
That's not all, The Timberland Earthkeeper line of will also include closing designed by children in Haiti. I watch a video of wake of himself promoting the new timberland yearly Haiti earth keeper line
Timberland Earthkeepers Yele Haiti boots We'll be available for men and women and kids.
For every pair of these boots sold, Timberland will donate $2 to the Yele Haiti foundation to support reforestation in Haiti.
The Timberland Earthkeepers Yele Haiti boots will be Available in the United States in November 2010 and globally by February 2010.
Now the cynic in me is saying this is the move of a company trying to slide it's way back into a market they took for granted a long time ago.
But this is a case were ends do justify the means, Haiti has a serious deforestaion problem that has contributed to flooding during hurricane season.
So this time I put away my side eye and give props to the Timberland and wyclef for giving a fuck.