Timberland boots became wildly popular during the '90s when they became the footwear of choice for the decade's hottest rappers, like Mobb Deep, DMX, and Wu-Tang Clan. RZA, one of Wu-Tang Clan's members, just sat down with GQ in preparation for the group's upcoming album A Better Tomorrow and said that it was his group that helped popularize Timbs:
"In my opinion, the trend first started in the very late '80s to early '90s. I think one of the bands that really brought Timberland boots to the forefront was Wu-Tang Clan. In all of our early videos, whether it was Method Man, ODB, the RZA, the GZA, you see the Timberlands stomping."
Read the entire interview over on GQ.