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Timberland celebrates 45th anniversary of iconic boot with London exhibition

Tom Bottomley
09 November 2018

Timberland has today launched a 45th anniversary exhibition of its famous yellow boot, first introduced in 1973, at The Vinyl Factory on Marshall Street.

On show are rare archive boots in collaboration with Stüssy, Supreme, Off White, Opening Ceremony, OVO and Pharrell Williams. There is also the launch of a new limited edition boot to go with the anniversary celebration, available for customers to buy from today.

Included in the exhibition is a Timberland "Hall of Fame", displaying icons who have worn the boots over the past three decades. The yellow boot has been championed by icons such as Tupac, Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z, Nas, Mobb Deep, Drake, J Lo, Rihanna and Beyonce.

Largely adopted by fashion, streetwear and music cultures over the years, particularly in the 1980’s, it also became a staple with 1990’s hip hop acts and followers – not bad for a sturdy footwear staple that was conceived as a hard-wearing construction boot built to last.

The exhibition is open to the public from 11am - 6pm on 9 and 10 November at the Vinyl Factory, 18 Marshall Street, London W1.

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