I’m wondering if it’s not just excellent photography that’s drawing me in about these Staples x Kinetics Timberland Chukka Boots. Don’t underestimate the power of good photos. If someone told me that were the case, I wouldn’t even be surprised. A little texture on the top of the uppers, some foresty details like heavy stitching, and a matching hat make this Staple/Kinetics collaboration pairing exciting and not at all intimidating. These chukkas are available in tan and grey, both good color options, and they’ll blend in beautifully with your jeans or trousers of choice.

Looking at the chukkas from the side, they appear high-quality and seem well worth the bucks. Well, you might have your eye on sandals right now, but if there’s any indication you’ll want to have these in your closet in the second half of 2011, pounce now. It’s not worth skipping a good buy just because you’re sick of looking at tougher boots… you’ll probably be wearing these in no time. The matching canvas cap is great for those who are interested in having a set. New York and Japanese labels come together in this great presentation for 2011, and I want to see more.[via highsnobiety]