Timberland Earthkeeper 6 Inch Zip Year 3

Resoled, 3 years old, Timberland Earthkeepers 6 Inch Zip Boot in Burnished Tan. $150. Purchase.

 

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8 thoughts on “Timberland Earthkeeper 6 Inch Zip Year 3”

    1. Hi David,
      They were resoled back when I was living in Philadelphia. They looked good and I was excited in the first couple of weeks after the work was done, but unfortunately the cobbler’s nails began to back out into my heel and the front right tread started to separate, so I tossed the boots…
      In NYC I haven’t looked, but these guys are intense about shoes, so their recommendations are probably quite accurate: http://www.styleforum.net/t/233023/shoe-repair-in-nyc-other-cobblers

        1. Hi Jing, thank you for the comment! Unfortunately I don’t have a cobbler in Philadelphia that I can recommend, but if you find one who does high quality work please come back and share it.

  1. Hi Jon,
    Awesome patina. Even more awesome are those new soles. I understand your cobbler botched the job, but those soles make the boots look perfect. I am thinking of buying these and having the Vibram soles attached right off the bat. Is there any information you can provide? I am particularly interested in the color of those Vibram soles, how did they match the color of the boot so well? Any advice is welcome, Thanks a lot.

    1. Hi Jeremy,
      The edge of the soles match the color of the boots because, in addition to resoling the boots, the cobbler also polished them, including the edge of the new sole and heel. They’re actually just black rubber as you can see in the top photo where the bottom of the shoe is exposed. As such, there is no need to have your new boots resoled, you just need to find some shoe polish that’s close in color to the boots. It’ll require more maintenance than basic seasonal cleaning and oiling, but will give you the look you’re after. Best of luck and let me know how it goes!

  2. I’ve got these now and it’s been 6 months. I’m already getting a soft spot in the sole where my right foot rests on the brake pedal when I’m driving, so I’ll have to get them resoled soon. Coincidentally, I’m in Drexel Hill right outside of Philly, so if the cobbler I use is any good, I’ll post it.
    Additionally the zippers just constantly unzip when walking around. It’s annoying…but they look good and I might be tying them too tight.

    1. Hi Marc,

      Thanks for the comment. Definitely let me know how the resoling goes (after a couple weeks of wearing)! It’s a nagging unknown that I’d love to know the answer to! I’m bummed to hear about the zippers, I never had any problem with them. I wonder if there is any way to fix it by adding something to the top of the zipper. I’ve never heard of anyone doing this, but a pine resin might provide enough tack to keep it in place at the top?

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