Timberland’s GreenStride™ soles are made from a 75% combination of renewable natural sugar cane and rubber and are touted as one of the most eco-conscious and comfortable experiences the brand has ever invented. This is no box-ticking exercise, however. The New England natives intend to shift production to full use of recycled materials eventually, and have also made big commitments to a greener future through initiatives such as planting 50 million trees by 2025.
But what of the shoes themselves? The GreenStride™ Edge Boot is not just durable and protective, but one of Timberland’s lightest trail-ready hikers yet. As well as the GreenStride™ sole, the boot also comes with TimberDry™ waterproof membrane made of 50% recycled plastic and ReBOTL™ fabric lining, also made of at least 50% recycled plastic. The TBL Originals Ultra is a new look at a classic waterproof boot with natural comfort, made with premium nubuck Better Leather from a sustainable tannery rated Silver for its water, energy, and waste management practices.
Our friends over in Moscow, Techunter Magazine, have taken an in-depth look at the boots and where they fit within the Timberland story which is well worth your time, and the GreenStride™ Edge Boot and TBL Originals Ultra are available from Timberland now.