Hybrids get a bad wrap. Automobile hybrids are great on gas mileage, but they tend to be ugly. Hybrid bikes have a jack of all trades, master of none sort of relationship with enthusiasts. They’re convenient, but they’re not fixies or mountain bikes. Most hybrids just represent an inability to commit to something one way or another – unless you’re talking about these new Timberland boots. The new Earthkeepers 2.0 (2.0 is always better than 1.0. That’s a fact.) Cupsole Chukka Boot is as close as you’re going to get to work boot/chukka boot hybrid. It’s got all the formality of a chukka (premium nubuck and suede leathers) with the street cred of a work boot (off color sole, padded ankle protector and heel guard), without making you look like you’re trying too hard to be a rapper. And everything about this boot is green. Green rubber, at least 50% recyclable materials and 100% recycled PET mesh lining.