It snows a lot in the Northeast—especially in New Hampshire where Timberland has been located for the past 40 years. When you live in such hostile environments, you’re forced to make gear that is more about function than how cool you look. But inherently, everything rugged tends to have multiple levels of more badass. That’s why rappers such as A$AP Rocky have taken a strong liking to the outdoor apparel and footwear manufacturer.
We heard from Rocky and saw a sneak preview at the collaborative 40 Below boot between the rapper and Timberland, but now we have the first complete look. The Harlem native proudly carries the legacy of the artists who came before him, and with his adaptation of their go-to boot, he now builds upon their tradition—rhyme wise and sartorially. Still, the best part about this A$AP-branded boot is that you can imagine it equally on the bearded-New Englander or fly street kid. The wheat leather and thickly-padded collar make this boot as comfortable as it is tough. There’s still no word on a release date, but we’re sure more images and information will release.