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Need to know: Harborside Boat Shoe from Timberland

Men's Earthkeepers Harborside 3-Eye Leather Boat Shoes $110
Men's Earthkeepers Harborside 3-Eye Leather Boat Shoes $110
Kenneth Fish

Just last week over on the Culture and Events page there was a little something about Timberland teaming up with Ed Norton’s digital fundraising platform, CrowdRise. Touted as “an innovative sponsored volunteerism competition,” the program encourages consumers to volunteer for the cause of their choice for chances to win great prizes for themselves as well as sizable donations for the non-profit of their choosing. This got me thinking about what kind of shoe, other than a pair of big, black, safety-toe boots would be a good all-rounder for such an event. They would need to be light, comfortable, and possess the sort of versatile good looks that could take them from work to play and anywhere inbetween.

Men's Earthkeepers Harborside 3-Eye Leather Boat Shoes
Men's Earthkeepers Harborside 3-Eye Leather Boat Shoes
Kenneth Fish

What I came up with was a style of shoe from my youth, the Blucher Moc, and since I was already in a Timberland frame of mind, the Earthkeepers Harborside 3-Eye Leather Boat Shoe was suddenly the obvious choice. These shoes have the classic good looks of a slip-on boat shoe, but since they lace up and can be securely tightened around the foot, they are infinitely more versatile. Take a look at the stats:

  • Premium leather uppers from a tannery rated Silver by the Leather Working Group for its water, energy, waste management practices
  • Athletic-style siped sole for traction
  • SensorFlex technology for a smooth ride
  • 100% PET breathable mesh liner and footbed
  • Rawhide laces
  • Available in Burgundy and Glazed Ginger $110

The Earthkeepers Harborside 3-Eye Leather Boat Shoe has the look and feel of the classic Blucher Moc but features the kind of 2014 Earth-friendly technology people are looking for today. Of course, you’ll have to check back in a few weeks to see how these shoes perform. For more information about the Earthkeepers Harborside 3-Eye Leather Boat Shoe, or any of the other fine Timberland products, click here.