Timberland and C.F. Stead Create ‘Workable Luxury’ With the Indigo Suede Icons Collection

Timberland has reimagined three of its iconic silhouettes with help from renowned English tannery C.F. Stead.

Before month’s end, Timberland will launch the Indigo Suede Icons Collection in partnership with C.F. Stead. Timberland said in a statement that the models are “remastered for workable luxury” because of the C.F. Stead suede in the deep indigo finish, and are “built for durability and designed to age gracefully.”

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The range will feature new-look iterations of the the Premium 6-Inch Boot, the Euro Hiker and the 3-Eye Lug Handsewn Boat Shoe. All three are made with the durable premium leathers its longtime consumers have come to expect, as well as waterproof protection and the brand’s signature honey lug outsoles.

It also includes updates to a pair of women’s silhouettes: the Stone Street 6-Inch and the Stone Street Boat Shoe.

Timberland, C.F. Stead Indigo Suede Icons Collection
All of the looks in the Timberland x C.F. Stead Indigo Suede Icons Collection.Courtesy of Timberland

The highlight of the collection is the 6-Inch Boot. The look includes the anti-fatigue removable footbed that is synonymous with the 6-Inch Boot, as well as ReBOTL recycled fabric lining, and 400g of Primaloft insulation.

As for the Euro Hiker in the range, it features padded collars, ReBOTL recycled fabric lining and steel shanks for arch support.

And the collection’s 3-Eye Lug Handsewn Boat Shoe, a reimagining of the original from 1978, was built with moccasin uppers using traditional handsewn construction, which sit atop the signature Timberland honey lug boot outsoles. The look is completed with rawhide laces.

As for women’s silhouettes, the Stone Street 6-Inch and Stone Street Boat Shoe are both constructed with comfort-focused Ortholite Impressions memory foam footbeds, as well as elevated platform outsoles that Timberland explained are made with a percentage of rubber from farms committed to regenerative agriculture — 10 percent and 55 percent, respectively.

The Timberland x C.F. Stead Indigo Suede Icons Collection arrives Jan. 16 via, as well as in Timberland stores and select specialty retailers globally. The collection will range in price from $138 to $230.

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Peter Verry is the Senior News and Features Editor for Athletic and Outdoor at Footwear News. He oversees coverage of the two fast-paced and ultracompetitive markets, which includes conducting in-depth interviews with industry leaders and writing stories on sneakers and outdoor shoes. He is a lifelong sneaker addict (and shares his newest purchases via @peterverry on Instagram) and spends most of his free time on a trail. He holds an M.A. in journalism from Hofstra University and can be reached at

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