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A-COLD-WALL* Returns for Timberland’s Future73 Initiative

For this second instalment, ACW*'s Samuel Ross takes on the Premium 6-Inch Zip Boot and 3-Eye Lug Handsewn Boat Shoe.


Timberland’s Future73 initiative sees various global designers and tastemakers reimagine their catalogue. For the second time, Samuel Ross and his A-COLD-WALL* imprint returns for the Premium 6-Inch Zip Boot and the 3-Eye Lug Handsewn Boat Shoe; this, in addition to a range of apparel as well.

Consistent with ACW’s design language, Ross dresses down the Zip Boot in a smooth jet black leather across the upper. Finishing the pair with a sleek side zipper by the inside heel.

The 3-Eye Lug sees a dark sapphire ripstop material for to form its low-top fit. It’s completed with a tough lug outsole, topped with a water-resistant GORE-TEX membrane.

Predominantly made by master Italian artisans, the British designer noted in a statement that the collection is a “return to craft … the return of family ateliers and the notion of apprenticeship, which needs to be protected.”

Accompanying the two footwear offerings is a small capsule of knitwear, sweatshirts, and pants, as well as a co-branded utility vest.

The collection will be availed on Timberland’s website on 29 August and select global retailers.

In other news, Palace and Salomon confirm another collaboration is on the way.