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Timberland Style: New Utility

How to Wear the New Utility trend with Timberland Boots

Timberland Whomen's Wheelwright Waterproof Hiking Boot

Trendstop first identified New Utility as a fashion trend in 2014, and has announced it as it’s Fashion Trend of the Year for 2016 .  We’re thrilled with this practical trend, which reimagines classic, rugged utility style into modern silhouettes without compromising on functionality.

New Utility is something that Timberland boots have always done well.  Their iconic yellow boot is now omnipresent, spotted on the feet of construction workers and fashion gurus alike.  Today, Timberland has taken that iconic functionality and style to the next level with heritage styles like the Women’s Wheelwright Hiker and the Men’s Willoughby boot.

Timberland Women's Wheelwright Waterproof Hiker

The Timberland Women’s Wheelwright Waterproof Hiker is one of our favorite takes on this year’s trend. Created with the same rugged construction as the original Timberland boot, the Wheelwright is luxed up for the #ModernTrail.

Timberland Whomen's Wheelwright Waterproof Hiking Boot

Feminine enough to wear with a dress and rugged enough to hit the trails, this boot is ready for anything.  Reversed suede adds a distressed aesthetic that works from countryside to city street. Waterproof construction makes this boot down for whatever.  Pair it with your favorite tench coat or military jacket.

Need some outfit inspiration? Head on over to Polyvore to see how you can wear this boot with jeans, dresses, and skirts.

Minnetonka Olympia Boot

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At TheShoeMart, we love Minnetonka shoes! The Minnetonka Olympia Boot is the perfect way to add a little more warmth to your life.  A classic sheepskin lined suede boot with a slim & sleek silhouette, the Olympia boot hits just below the calf for a great fit.

This cute, stylish boot will wrap your feet in warmth and works well with any outfit. The sturdy rubber outsole and padded cushion insole will keep you going all day, from work to the brewery to the bonfire, and you’ll stay nice and cozy the whole time!

Minnetonka Shoes: Olympia Boot

We recommend using a Suede protection spray on your Minnetonka shoes to repel water and dirt. To learn how to protect your Minnetonka shoes, dissolve water marks on boots, soften scuff marks, and more, watch the video below!


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Best Shoes for College – Men

Entering college often signifies a new stage in your life–and the perfect time to update your wardrobe.  As you grow and learn, your style should also reflect that growth.  Plus, moving from class to class and around campus means you’re spending a lot of time on your feet.  We’ve made a list of some of our favorite shoes for college and university life below.

Chukka / Desert Boots

Add a little class to your casual look. Chukka and Desert boots are laid back and comfortable, but look much nicer than your tennis shoes.  A traditional chukka boot has a crepe sole and two eyelets, but plenty of variations exist. Try a pair from Clarks, Timberland, or Johnston & Murphy.

Dress Shoes

Bruno Magli Shoes

Whatever your price range, it’s important to have a well-maintained pair of dress shoes.  These will come in handy for presentations, interviews, scholarship banquets, and other formal events. A go-to staple is a plain-toe, black balmoral (click here to learn about the difference between a blucher and a balmoral/oxford), which will work at almost every formal event.  A straight tip (cap toe) shoe is a slightly less formal option that is still commonly accepted, but brogues and wing designs are seen as informal. If you already have a staple formal pair, you can feel free to experiment with bluchers, brogues, toe styles and leathers. Try a pair from Johnston & Murphy, Florsheim, Cole Haan, or Bruno Magli.

 Athletic

New Balance Shoes

From division teams to sports clubs to recreation centers to hiking trips, there are plenty of ways to stay active in college. Whether you’re running, training, lifting, or  we have you covered with athletic shoes from New Balance, Reebok CrossFit, Inov-8, Merrell,Vibram FiveFingers, Ecco and more!

Waterproof / Hiking

Merrell Moab Hiking Shoes

Being out on your own in a new place may be a little scary, but it also comes with plenty of opportunities for new experiences. Always be ready for whatever adventure comes your way–or just for inclement weather with hiking shoes and waterproof boots from MerrellTimberland, and Kamik.

Sandals

Timberland SandalsNaot Sandals

On the opposite end of the spectrum, we have shoes for warm weather.  Depending on where you attend college (and if your dorm room has a/c), the first and last few months of your first year can get really hot. Remember that if you’re walking between classes, you’ll need more support. Save your flimsy flip flops for the shower–sandals from Vionic, Olukai, Timberland, Naot, Chaco, and Sperry Topsider are comfortable enough for all-day wear.