July 13, 2011

Timberland PRO® Renova(TM) Series Offers the Perfect Prescription For Nurses Who Seek Comfort and Style on the Job

STRATHAM, N.H., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Timberland PRO® Renova(TM) series is in full bloom this summer, offering new work shoe options for nursing professionals that are both comfortable and stylish. While it's no secret the majority of a nurse's day is spent on his or her feet, the brand's recent "Always on My Toes" survey revealed that 54 percent of nurses have worked 16 hours or more in one shift - that's double the length of a typical work day! Because of this, it's important for nurses to have the proper footwear to support their body when long shifts are part of the daily routine, not to mention, protect against slippery situations in hospitals, where linoleum floors are ubiquitous.

This season, the brand is expanding its Renova(TM) series, so every nurse can look and feel their best when they're on the job. The most popular shoe in the series - the "Professional" - is now available in sleek, crocodile emboss designs that boast matte or metallic shades, and a new t-strap style, both of which are easy to put on. Features include:

  • Timberland PRO® Anti-Fatigue Technology offers all-day standing support, foot and leg support and superior shock absorption
  • Premium full-grade leathers and micro suede upper linings offer style and durability
  • Heel-to-toe rocker sole reduces forefoot pressure
  • 3M® Scotchgard(TM) protector provides stain resistance
  • SafeGrip(TM) slip-resistant outsole grips in wet and dry conditions, enabling professionals to move quickly and confidently
  • Bi-Fit® Tri-density footbed for maximum support
  • Anatomically shaped, oblique toe box allows forefoot to spread, reducing fatigue
"We incorporate Anti-Fatigue Technology within the Renova(TM) series to help alleviate stress on the feet, while the heel-to-toe rocker sole lessens the impact of heel strike," said Jim O'Connor, senior director of product and marketing for Timberland PRO. "Pair these features with slip-resistant outsoles and we have the ultimate footwear option for nursing professionals, so they can stay focused on their job and not on their aching feet."

Other styles within the Timberland PRO® Renova(TM) series include the "Caregiver," now available in both blue mosaic and pink flower prints. Since the "Always on My Toes" survey additionally noted 92 percent of nurses think style is important when it comes to their nursing shoes, the Caregiver allows workers to give scrubs the ultimate accessory, packaged in a comfortable and reliable shoe.

The Timberland PRO® Renova(TM) series is ideal for any nursing professional and with a variety of styles and patterns, there's an option for every need and personal taste (MSRP ranges from $60 - $110). To view, purchase or learn more about the Timberland PRO® Renova(TM) series collection, visit www.renovacollection.com.

About Timberland PRO

Building on the Timberland (NYSE: TBL) heritage of craftsmanship and quality, Timberland PRO is recognized as an industry leader in the design, engineering and marketing of premium-quality footwear, apparel and accessories for working professionals who require the best comfort and protection on the job. Timberland PRO embraces the company's commitment of "doing well and doing good"-forging powerful partnerships among employees, consumers and service partners to transform the communities in which they live and work. To learn more about Timberland PRO, please visit: www.timberlandpro.com. To learn more about Timberland, please visit www.timberland.com.

SOURCE Timberland PRO