Timberland boots, a.k.a. Timbs, a.k.a. butter beans, have a long and strange history in skating. Ian Reid has some of the oldest footage of someone skating in Timbs (Kyle James on the Brooklyn small banks around 1997). Later, Tom Penny somewhat normalized Timbs as an outside-the-box skate shoe option, including doing a 540 in a pair, despite the stories having been debunked (he actually rocked Columbia hiking boots). More recently Brian Wenning was spotted in a buttery pair while some psycho filmed a 10-minute Timbs part dedicated to the late rapper Prodigy.
But despite these impressive antics, no skateboarder has fully claimed Timberland work boots as their skate shoe of choice. Until now.
Meet Ferg. He lives in Atlanta and he’s basically branded himself as the sole member of the Timbs skate team. Some of his skatepark clips are honestly kind of sus, like this benihana in blood red Timbs, but watching the street footage he sent us is absolutely astonishing. While others have filmed Timbs clips in the past, no one makes skating in Timbs look as easy or natural as Ferg, and no one is as dedicated as he is to the cause of mixing durability with thuggish style.
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March 16, 2018 2:32 pm
vans and timberland are owned by the same corp so the article itself is a gimmick dude is sponsard by vanity fair corporation who put trump on the cover of their magazine..
March 17, 2018 8:43 pm
March 19, 2018 3:59 pm
the magazine and the corporation are not affiliated
March 16, 2018 3:20 pm
Drake Jones skated in Tims.
March 16, 2018 5:56 pm
Thanks to maurice key and kareem campbell
who set that thuggish style off first.
March 16, 2018 7:43 pm
Not trying to hate but that didn’t look easy or natural. Gave me a weird anxious feeling while watching.
March 16, 2018 8:24 pm
Yeah the board flips so wonky because of those shoes
March 19, 2018 2:03 am
try watching with the music turned off