The boots have been around since the ’70s, when they were the blue-collar worker’s footwear of choice. In the ’90s, they became part of the quintessential New York hip-hop aesthetic. Since then, we’ve seen iterations with Off-White, Supreme, and Opening Ceremony — all streetwear collabs that were a natural fit. But now, Jimmy Choo has given the ubiquitous yellow boot a bedazzled makeover.
While options are available for men and women, the boot comes in four different styles for women: wheat with gold glitter Jimmy Choo branding ($595); black with gunmetal glitter Jimmy Choo branding ($595); wheat with Swarovski-crystal trimming ($1,295); and … drumroll, please … a pair completely covered in crystals that comes in at $5,500 (!!!).
Of course, Lady Gaga already has them and styles them the way any New Yorker would: with sweatpants. If red carpets were a thing this year, they’d probably make an appearance, but any of the styles will look just as good while you’re posted on a New York City rooftop sipping a forty. Aside from the glam, Timberland will plant a tree for every boot produced in this collaboration as part of the brand’s pledge to plant 50 million trees over the next five years.
Even if it’s just to gawk, get in on the opulence here.