The Boot Camp Clique Chronicles…

40 belows

^ Peace to the family

BCC – ‘I Ain’t Havin’ That’

I’m such a wild burnout that I forgot to tag the pic above for who sent it to me via the TWitters. That is a dope ass pic tho’. As you can see them in their full glory. The 40 Below is the most hardbody Hip-Hop shoe of all time. Word to Das-EFX and Bishop from ‘Juice’. Also as of recent times Timberland has seen their stock on the streets find a little upswing with all the famous cRappers rocking the classic 6″ boot.

My Timberland collection is down from what used to be almost seventy pairs to now a humbling 35-40. I am holding something in my back pocket however which will add another pair to that number. Timberland issued to me a product voucher late last year that I still haven’t excised. I returned a pair of black leather hard bottom penny loafers that I managed to split the sole of. As usual Timberland stands behind their products 1000% and they mailed a voucher to me instructing me to call their customer service division so that my order could be fulfilled.

But which shoe to copp has been my dilemma. Just recently I was in an A.J. Wright with Chocolate Snowflake and I happened upon a pair of the ‘Beef n Broccoli’ 3/4 field boots for $50. C.S. dissuaded me from buying them (she is so smart) because she told me I could prA’li find them for $40 if I wanted them so badly. She was right. Lord knows I don’t even have money to spend on sneakers let alone winter boots. That’s when I decided to dig out the product voucher so I could at least give my brain the temporary endorphins that come with consumerism.

Come and do some internets window shopping with me…


White Ledge Mid Hiker – $85
I like these hikers and they are a smart choice recession pricepoint for only $85. The outsole is equipped with Timberland’s proprietary BSFP system which stands for Brake-Support-Flex-Propel and is a dynamic feature for anyone who likes running naked in the woods (that is a in-house joke that you just had to be here to see).

field boots

Field Boot – $130
The classic ‘Beef-n-Brocs’ will forever be in style. They are lightweight and super-rugged. I equate these joints to being a bulletproof sneaker. As a matter of fact, thanks in part to the Boot Camp Clik there are kids in Brownsville wearing these joints on the basketball court. The most recent feature these shoes have been equipped with is a fiberglass shank in the forefoot replacing the steeltoe and making these boots more airport friendly.


Classic Trekker Chukka – $155
These are the type of boots you buy when you aren’t buying boots again for another twenty years. All the engineers at my office own these joints and they have been wearing them for the twelve years I have worked for the agency. They wear these boots from November until April. The boots are waterproofed, lined with Gore-Tex and the outsole doesn’t go away. I have a pair of these in olive green that I came up on at Filene’s way back in the day. I keep them fresh enough so that when I have children they will become my ‘dad’ shoes.

40 belows

Front Country Winter Extreme Boot – $130
Do you see these joints? This is legendary Timberland material. Before the Vasque, Merrell or ACG boots there was the invincible, indestructrible, iconic Timberland Iditarod series of boots. These are the shoes that dogmushers wear during that grueling artic trek. I’m blown away at the pricepoint for a shoe that is as fully loaded as this one is. Gore-Tex lining and a Vibram outsole make this shoe the Maybach of boots. It isn’t just waterproof, this boot is bombproof. I’ll be ordering these today.

14 Responses to “The Boot Camp Clique Chronicles…”

  1. Was just playing Das Efx “Hold It Down” this weekend… I still haven’t heard the Wale mixtape ya’ll mentioned a while back but “Hold It Down” has more sports knowledge than I recalled… Damn near great album too.

    Those 40 Belows crack me up evertime, good for like ice fishing on Lake Champlain or Placid or some deep DEEP freeze shit.

    Funny about the Chukka, as soon I as saw the photo in my head I’m like… those are the “office” boots for folks with straight jobs who go outside a lot and don’t have to play the fake “dress shoe” game.

    If anybody has a line on a

  2. Amadeo says:

    I been eye the Chukkas for a minute now…

    “those are the “office” boots for folks with straight jobs who go outside a lot and don’t have to play the fake “dress shoe” game.”

    For this exact reason.

  3. DirtyJerz says:

    Word Is Bawn! Beef & Brocs….A.J. MuthaEffin Wright…40¢. Of course I copped all the 12’s. and when they go to the red sticker, I’m copping all sizes!

    Jerz. Out.

  4. I got cut off somehow– gonna hit AJ Wright on Nostrand this afternoon, hope I can find some 9s or 9 1/2s

  5. the_dallas says:

    WSW, oh snap!!!! AJ Wright is on Nostrand now? I only know about the LIC and Grand Concourse stores. I am gonna beast hard in that BK store. Hit me up and we can do a joint run thru there. Midwood pizza afterwards. Holla.

  6. DirtyJerz says:

    Since I’m headed down to Momma’s in Norf Cackalack for the Cinnamony-Sweet Po-tah-tah Pies, you knowz I’m headed to Ross!


  7. Ayre says:

    What you Yawkers called 40 belows up top we called them Super Tims down in D.C. You definitely didn’t want to get into it with a cat wearing those. I witnessed some terrible Super Tim Stompdowns back then. The beef and brocs are staple as DP said but the others not so much.

  8. the_dallas says:

    Whoever sleeps on that Classic Trekker Chukka is a chump. That is a legacy shoe

  9. Tony Grands says:

    Damn, AJ Wright just opened up a store around the way. I didn’t even know they had them out here in LA. DP talks about that shit so much I have to go & see what it do. How they dress out here though, I’m expecting crocs of all colors, schmedium tees & old ass Lakers jerseys of nigs who ain’t even on the team anymore.

    I seen a cat last week sporting a Karl Malone Lakers jerse, I should kicked his chest in.

  10. Ayre says:

    # the_dallas Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 1:33 am

    Whoever sleeps on that Classic Trekker Chukka is a chump. That is a legacy shoe

    They cool, they just never hit down here.

  11. the_dallas says:

    ^ so long as you aren’t sleeping, because you know whos cousin sleep is?

  12. gstatty says:

    beef and brocolli for teh win

  13. fosterakahunter says:

    Tims have fallen off, quality-wise, recently in my opinion. For god’s sake, they don’t even have a store here in Chicago anymore. When I started seeing them putting faux-gold chains on their joints, I knew it was the beginning of the near fall-off stage.

  14. BIGNAT says:

    the Classic Trekker Chukka are cool they would be a must buy if they were a taller boot.

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