It's an age-old Chinese tradition to ring in the Lunar New Year with new things.
That's the reason why during the first day of the Chinese New Year celebrations, our Chinese friends would usually dress up in new clothes from head all the way to the toes.
If you're looking for the perfect pair of shoes to go along with your CNY outfit this year, Timberland has something for you.
Teamwork makes the dream work
The world-renowned footwear brand has just launched their new Spring/Summer 2021 Lunar New Year collection, just in time for CNY.
Symbolizing a break from turbulent times past, the Year of the Ox exemplifies honesty, earnestness, humility and hard work: values Timberland ascribes to in its mission to create a greener future for all.
As such, their Lunar New Year collection features the Chinese characters for “Timberland”「添柏嵐
」, which contains the word「添」that bears a close phonetic resemblance to the English word “Team,” Timberland’s theme for the new year.
No matter which part of the world you’re in, Timberland believes we can all celebrate together as one team and share good wishes. Amen!
Of course, as with the theme of every Chinese New Year celebration, you'll find plenty of red and loud motifs in Timberland's CNY collection.
Here are some of our favourite items from Timberland's Lunar New Year Collection:
Madbury Side-Zip Sneaker Boots
Inspired by traditional lunar new year motifs, Timberland’s Madbury Side-Zip Sneaker Boots for men and women have been remixed with festival-inspired colours and patterns. The Madbury Side-Zip Sneaker Boot features eco-conscious ReBOTL™ fabric made from at least 50 per cent recycled plastic and Better leather sourced from tanneries rated silver for their environmental practices.
Top pull-up tabs, sleek 100 per cent recycled plastic rope laces, a camo printed tongue and convenient side zipper complete the look. The Madbury Side-Zip Sneaker Boot comes in an understated tan or bright red colourway. You can't get anymore CNY than that.
Raywood EK+ 6-inch Boots
What's Timberland without their signature six-inch boots, right? Their Raywood EK+ 6-inch Boots were also given a CNY makeover, and it features the same eco-conscious ReBOTL™ fabric like the Madbury sneakers mentioned above. It also adds waterproof performance with TimberDry™ linings made of 50 per cent recycled plastic, so you're actually saving the planet while looking stylish.
Embroidered Reversible Bomber Jacket
This year's CNY celebrations are most likely going to be a chilly one
, so equip your body with the Embroided Reversible Bomber Jacket. The highlight piece of the brand's apparel line, the Bomber Jacket features a vibrant display of red, yellow, blue and orange symbols on one side, with the reverse in mostly black. Both sides feature an embroidered iconic Timberland® logo, complemented by numbers corresponding to the last four lunar cycles leading up to this year.
The same motif is seen throughout many other pieces including sweatpants, hoodies and T-shirts, some with large Ox illustrations, camo prints and woven patches.
Timberland completes the collection with accessories including a black and red backpack and convenient shoulder sling. Both help you carry along the festivities wherever the celebration takes you.
Head on over to the nearest Timberland outlet near you to check out the collection, or click here
to check out Timberland's official website.