This Week In Sneakers: New Timberland Styles, Zip-Up Nikes and More

It’s your weekly laundry list of the footwear news you need.

Timberland Collaborates With The Hundreds

Timberland was a workman’s shoe.  It still is to some extent; make your way out to any construction site and you’ll find the steel toed, wheat toned variations. Well now, the company has teamed up with the West Coast-based brand The Hundreds for a three-part collaboration out September.  With prices ranging from $160 to $210, all of the styles are inspired by hiking trails from the West Coast. Having worn them around the city for a few days, they are a little too precious for stomping through sawdust.

Sneakers For Those Of You As Lazy As We Are

My mother used to get on me all the time for not tying my shoes.  Even at the spry age of 11 I couldn’t put forth the effort to bend over and play with those bunny ears.  It went so far that she threatened to get me a pair of unstylish laceless kicks but gave it up over my nonplussed reaction.  She’ll be happy to know that Nike is dropping a pair of sneakers for the laziest among us. Come September 17, the brand will start selling their NikeLab Lunar Force 1 x Acronym collaboration that features a side zipper. Pick them up for $200 a pop.

Come Rain Or Snow, These Are Good To Go

Waterproof sneakers are typically bulky and a little cumbersome.  These woven cotton options from Hill-side are fairly light, handmade in Japan and totally waterproof. Vulcanized and high traction rubber outsoles make them durable and well worth the $24 price tag. Pick them up starting Tuesday.

The Perfect Pants for Showing Off Your Kicks

Having opened a sneakerhead’s heaven earlier this month, Ronnie Fieg of the sneaker emporium Kith, is back with a new release. Made of a stretch cotton twill, the new Mercer III trouser’s focus comes at the hem which includes a three button snap closure that can take the leg from a classic boot-cut to streamlined. Offered in Black, navy, cinder and army, the pants are available now for $125.

Photos by Timberland