The Prologue

I grew up loving Timberland: it was a staple in the wardrobes of so many. I used to take trips to New York City with my mom just so I could get a pair of boots for a reasonable price. It is with great pleasure that I present to you the WALK WITH ME project, dedicated to the memory of Jan Dizdarevic. He would have been so proud to see this project come to fruition, which features some of his favorite people. Jan and I started the conversation about bringing this project to life about a year ago and I am sad that he is no longer around to see it fully blossom. We miss you, Jan. I hope you co-sign this endeavor of ours from up above.

I wanted to call upon my peers and friends and have them join Timberland and myself on an urban hiking experience as well as have them document the experience through their lens. We created this digital collaboration to tell a story of product, function, fashion and the natural elements of the world. Many of us have only used Timberland products for style and fashion. We wanted to use them in the context of their intended purpose. We were able to pull all of this off in our own backyard: the stomping grounds of Toronto, Canada.

I want to thank all of the people who made this experience happen and the amazing participants who believed in the vision that made this possible. Timberland has given us a marvelous platform to create a natural experience product in the coolest way.

Marcus Troy