I’ve been looking for a new pair of boots for a long time. And I mean a looong time. See, I had this problem a few years back. I bought cute boots with stiletto heels knowing full well that they are uncomfortable as heck. So this year, I decided that was going to give away all the heeled boots (and sandals, etc.) that I never wear and instead buy some flat boots — that were still cute. Thankfully for me, riding boots are in style this year. And when I discovered the Timberland Earthkeepers line of boots, I knew I had to have a pair.
Lucky for me, Timberland was on board too, and they sent me a pair of Earthkeepers boots. There’s a reason they’re featured in the gift guide. First of all, the selection is great, both for women and men. Second, these boots are gorgeous! Third, they are fabulously eco-friendly (see “Why It’s Green” below)
I received the Earthkeepers Cabot 2.0 Knee-High Boot in Bitter Chocolate. To say that I love them would be an understatement! I had been wearing them around the house to get a feel for them, but yesterday was the first time I wore them to actually go out. It was my birthday, so I figured I should wear something special
Yesterday was a ridiculously cold day for Georgia which actually broke the record low temperature. I wore the Cabot boots with a pair of denim jeggings and I couldn’t believe how warm I was, even with only one layer of fabric covering my legs. They are super, duper comfortable, and the leather has enough give that they are easy to put on, even without a zipper.
I will give you a note of warning about the sizing though. I normally wear an 8.5 or 9, depending on the cut of the shoe. I had to get these boots in a 10. They run small, so the 9 would’ve been too small. I also have fairly meaty calves, so I was worried that my regular size wouldn’t fit my calves. I’m glad I went up a size, because they fit perfectly, with very little space. I learned this lesson the hard way when I ordered another pair of Earthkeepers from Amazon. I bought the black Bethel Buckle Knee-High Boot in a 9. The shoe part fit, albeit a little snug, but my calves were not having it. I have to return them and get a 9.5 wide. So keep all of this in mind.
Overall, although the sizing is a little dicey, I LOVE these boots. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them! They are incredibly fashionable, very comfortable and eco-friendly. I couldn’t ask for a better combination.
Why It’s Green:
- Earthkeepers are designed to be taken apart when you’re done with them so that more than 50% of their parts can be recycled
- Made with recycled Green Rubber™ soles, recycled PET linings and laces and leathers from a tannery that received a gold rating for its industry-leading water, waste and energy management.
- Packaging is made of recycled materials
How to Win:
The winner will receive your choice of either the Cabot boot (on the left in the photo above) in Bitter Chocolate or the Bethel Buckle boot (on the right in the photo) in brown, taupe or bitter chocolate! (Both are women’s styles — sorry guys)
There are several ways to enter:
MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit the Timberland Earthkeepers site and leave a comment here telling me your favorite product or something you learned. (NOTE: None of your other entries will count if you don’t do this first)
- Like Timberland AND Green Your Decor on Facebook. Then come back here and leave a comment with your Facebook name.
- Follow @timberland AND @greenyourdecor on Twitter. Then come back here and leave a comment letting me know.
- Tweet about this giveaway with a link back here, and leave a comment with a link to your status.
- If you haven’t already, sign up for Green Your Decor’s email updates by 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, December 22, 2010. You must verify your email subscription to be eligible. Current subscribers must leave a comment saying that you are a subscriber to be entered.
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You have up to 6 chances to enter, and the giveaway entry period ends at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, December 22, 2010. U.S. and Canada mailing addresses only! A winner will be chosen via Random.org and contacted via email. Good luck everyone!