Timberland Goes Samurai with its Latest Giri Collection


Inspired after the 7 Samurais of Japan, Timberland reveals its latest collection, the Giri Collection – themed after the Japanese martial arts. The designs are contemporary in nature with a modern and urban twist to the traditionally intriguing backstory of Samurais.

It features a strong showing of minimal wardrobe pieces in colorful palettes, including canvas boots (the Yokogiri line) and oversized apparels (the Kesagiri line).

Giri means “katana sword cut,” a sword effortlessly slicing through a tatami mat in a Tameshigiri traditional katana testing ritual, leaving an incredibly straight and clean cut. The collection features minimalistic designs in colorful palettes, including canvas boots (the Yokogiri line) and oversized apparels (the Kesagiri line).

Available in the Radford 6-inch Canvas Boot style, the YokoGiri Footwear Collection adds durability, flexibility, comfort and lightness to the iconic Timberland boots. The Radford boot is composed of abrasion resistant coated canvas and lightweight Sensorflex™ outsole.

With the construction of padded collar and EVA footbed, the comfortability of each step is further maximized. In the traditional Japanese sword technique, YokoGiri means “horizontal cut.” This concept can be reflected on the Sensorflex™ outsole which is formed by merging three separate layers horizontally to deliver all-day support on the modern trail. Just like Japanese pop culture, the canvas boots come in splashes of pop colors to suit diverse personalities.

The YokoGiri Footwear Collection

Radford Canvas 6in Boot
Grey Coated Twill
Radford Canvas 6in Boot
Wheat Coated Twill
Radford Canvas 6in Boot
Medium Blue Coated Twill
Radford Canvas 6in Boot
Green Coated Twill

The KesaGiri Apparel Collection plays on the contemporary oversized silhouette with the modern Timberland tree logo print. Incorporating traditional Japanese sword technique, KesaGiri, which means “diagonal sword cut” – is seamlessly reflected on the unique logo treatment. The collection offers daily wardrobe pieces, including tee, sweater and shirt.

The KesaGiri Apparel Collection