Best Timberland Boots Reviewed & Rated

When you think of work boots, Timberland probably is one of the first brands that comes to mind.  Timberland brand recognition is so powerful that their work boots and name are synonymous with each other, unlike other shoe brands that make a design imitated by every other brand. Timberland boots are one of a kind, and their craftsmanship is unparalleled.  And building upon their line of boots, the company is expanding the versatility of their styling, colors, linings, and appeal for broader audiences as well.

Last Updated: May 30, 2018
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For 2018, we've updated our list to include the top 15 Timberland Boots, ranging from rugged work boots to fashionable footwear. Check the updated FAQ section for information to select the right boot for you!

Timberland is branching out, bringing its competitive edge and sustainable manufacturing practices to other sectors of the boot world, and making a statement in the process.  Did you know Timberland utilizes recycled water bottles in their footwear? Proudly listed on their corporate responsibility page, is not just a couple of reasons to invest in this highly functional, and forward-thinking boots, but a rather large list of what the company is doing to give back to communities, and to mother earth.

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We know Timberland makes quality made, and swagger statement boots, but we’ll top that off with a touch of the human side to make them even more appealing.  Listed here you’ll find our top picks from Timberland’s boot line, sure to have you lacing up for work or a night out, and feeling good about what you’re wearing.

 

15 Best Timberland Boots

 

1. Timberland White Ledge

A sporty outdoor boot, the Timberland White Ledge is favored by those that want to leave their classic Timberlands at home when they go on a hiking excursion. It has all the standard features of a top of the line hiking boot, coupled with the quality and aesthetic appeal one can expect from the Timberland brand. It is a mid-ankle boot, slightly lower than the standard 6” style that most Timberlands adhere to, and offers great functionality and durability.
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Functionality
This Timberland boot is waterproof, so your feet stay dry and fresh-feeling as your adventures unfold. The superior traction provided by the deep grooves on the rubber outsole ensures that you can enjoy where the trail takes you without worrying about losing your footing. The unique B.S.F.P. motion efficiency system provides lugs that follow the curved center of your foot’s pressure path, as well as the natural motions of your foot. It’s made from leather that’s scratch resistant, and all pieces are fitted together with a seam-sealed construction. The heavy-duty D-ring lacing is fray resistant and anti-rust, which means your lace system will last.

Comfort
The White Ledge has a dual-density, removable EVA inlay along the footbed just like an athletic shoe, guaranteeing a comfortable fit. It’s also perforated to make sure your foot receives proper air circulation and is well ventilated. It has a padded tongue and collar to give you a glove-like feel when you step in. The B.S.F.P technology also means that sudden stops and starts as part of normal foot motions won’t impact flexibility, making you far more comfortable.

Cost and Value
Leave it to Timberland to design the perfect hiking boot that can withstand any weather conditions and still look stylish. These waterproof boots, with their multi-directional lug technology and seam-sealed construction, can protect against heavy rains and even snow. Additionally, they offer a full range of flexible maneuverability and are cushioned to give you the ultimate experience in fit and comfort. For the extremely fair price, these hiking boots can stand toe to toe with the best boots on the market.
Pros
  • Price
  • Hiking boot
  • Waterproof
  • Comfortable
  • Sporty
Cons
  • Fit
  • Durability

2. Timberland Savin Hill

A unique entry into the pantheon of Timberland styles, the Savin Hill boots are one of the brand’s only forays into mid-calf boot territory. They also have a mottled, distressed look about their leather construction, one which is seen much more in autumnal fashion boots than work boots. Still, you have to admire the fact that Timberland would make a boot that resembles the footwear of a WWI tank driver.
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Versatility
These boots don’t resemble anything Timberland has produced. Gone are the thick rubber outsoles, replaced with thin, sleek soles that have no tread. They have a long lace-up system and a large buckle at the top where it ties off, giving them an edgy look. They could be worn with jeans tucked into them, or even with a skirt. Though they’re clearly intended to be more fashionable than functional, they are still made from materials as tough and dependable as any Timberland uses.

Durability
These boots may not look as tough as ordinary Timberland boots, but don’t let their appearance fool you. They can withstand the elements just fine, as well as be extremely comfortable for hours on end. They may have more laces to them and an extra buckle, but all of that only makes for a more customized fit.

Cost and Value
Part of what makes Timberland a dynamic brand is that despite consistently producing its classic line of work boots, it also stretches its scope and focus and releases new designs based on what customers want. Customers want variety, and they want the quality of Timberland craftsmanship and materials to manifest in a boot that doesn’t look like what they’d normally make. These boots aren’t nearly as expensive as other Timberland boots, though they’ll probably only tickle the fancy of certain boot wearers.
Pros
  • Mid-Calf boot
  • Fashion Forward
  • Price
  • Heel
Cons
  • Durability

3. Timberland Teddy Fleece

This quirky Timberland boot fits a unique niche of its own, incorporating the dependable qualities of the classic Timberland work boots with fun features that give it personality and dimension. One of the only Timberland boots with the ability to be “folded over” (on purpose, that is), when unfolded the shaft measures 8” along the shin. It has a generally small platform, but an abundance of luxurious fleece lining.
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Functionality
Like all other Timberland boots, the Teddy Fleece Fold-Down is a solid work boot, capable of helping your last hours on your feet in a variety of weather conditions. While most Timberland boots have 400 grams of thermal insulation, this boot is stuffed with downy fleece, visible as a lining when the boot shaft is folded down on itself. When not folded down, these boots are waterproof and capable of withstanding inclement environments.

Comfort
Though they may fit a bit snug at first, you will never find a more comfortable Timberland boot or any boot. When the weather turns cold and you want a boot that will keep your toes warm and dry, these should be the boots you look to. They’re lightweight around the shaft, but more heavy duty around the lugged outsole, where the majority of the weight resides, giving them a substantial feel and great traction. The ability to tie them loosely or fold them over helps them accommodate calves of all sizes.

Cost and Value
For a very reasonable price, purchasing these boots gets you something special; an innovative Timberland boot that fits wonderfully looks fashionable and withstands the wet and cold weather. Available in every color from burgundy to brown glaze, they’re stylish and versatile, while also having next level comfort with their abundant fleece lining. They can be worn as many ways as you can think of, and last season after season.
Pros
  • Price
  • Fleece
  • Stylish
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Fit

4. Timberland Chocorua Trail

4. Timberland Chocorua Trail
This is a next level hiking boot. It looks both rugged and visually striking, from its finely crafted, chocolate leather exterior to its strategically placed perforated mesh fabric, it is as functional as it is head-turning. Nothing looks overloaded or out of place on this boot, with a compact 5” shaft and waterproof features that make it as protective to you during inclement weather as it does aesthetically pleasing.
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Functionality
The Chocorua is made from premium, full-grain leather materials that are waterproof and also resistant to abrasions. They’re not only very durable but will also clean up nice. Like Timberlands White Ledge hiking boot, they’re waterproof but have the addition of a Gore-Tex membrane that provides breathable protection. Their design is also seam-sealed, for a sleek look that helps your feet remain dry and fresh.

Versatility
These boots aren’t heavy or cumbersome like some hiking boots, meaning they’re perfect for any outdoor activity, or even just being out running errands. They look sleek enough to be worn with jeans to run into friends and rugged enough to look like they won’t buckle under the pressure of Mother Nature. They also have moisture-wicking linings so your feet stay fresh and dry. The rubber outsoles are thick and well-lugged for maximum traction in many directions, making stability on a variety of surfaces absolute. They also require no break in time, meaning they’re trail and trek-ready right out of the box.

Cost and Value
Timberland has a few hiking boots to offer, the most notable designs being White Ledge and Flume, but only the Chocorua comes with Gore-Tex technology. They’re also a great blend of functionality and style, especially given the hardware they boast. They have all the features of the best hiking boots, with the quality assurance of the Timberland brand. They’re slightly more expensive than some hiking boots but definitely worth the investment.
Pros

Waterproof Upper

Full Leather

Lightweight Midsole

Rustproof Lacing

Cons

Soles Wear Out Quickly

5. Timberland 6 Premium

5. Timberland 6 Premium
If you’re searching for function as well as fashion forward in a Timberland, this one is for you. Coming in a plethora of colors, with options for patterns, you’re sure to find a pair as individual as you. With classic Timberland style, but bumped up a notch in design, rest assured the 6” Premium will make a statement while keeping you protected and comfortable.
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Variety
With over 15 different colors and pattern combinations to select from, the 6” Premium keeps these Timberlands protective aspects camouflaged in creativity. Timberland brands this one with its logo embossed on the side of the heel, with options for henna patterning throughout the uppers, or on the entire boot, with an additional option for simple plain leather.

Technical Aspects
The classic 6” boot can come in a variety of options, including technical Helcor leather and have waterproof protection. The lace vamp is guarded with sturdy eyelets and a superiorly padded collar for durability and comfort. Don’t be fooled to think these boots are clunky, as their clean lines and contour demand sleek and stylish demur.

Cost and Value:
Depending on what kind of 6” boot your personal style prefers, this boot can range in the price. More detailed or specialized selections such as those with henna design or Helcor leather tend to be more expensive, but for the basic 6” classic boot it’s more affordable for many. As an introduction to Timberland, it’s perfect for those unfamiliar with the brand, but also a staple for those Timberland lovers who want a step up from their original pairs.
Pros
  • Stylish
  • Helcor option
  • Waterproof
  • Comfortable
  • Pattern option
Cons
  • Run large

6. Timberland Scuff-Proof

6. Timberland Scuff-Proof
Ever invest in a solid pair of boots, only to have them riddled with scuff marks, abrasions, and signs of wear and tear after only a couple months? The Scuff-Proof boot Timberland designed helps to solve that issue, not only maintaining the quality of the boot to protect you but keeps you looking good when wearing work shoes out on the town. The abrasion resistant makes of this boot are unparalleled due to Helcor leather uppers, with an extremely thing PU seal, allowing durability and breathability.
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Helcor Leather
Helcor company teams up with a number of products and companies to bring their unique technology to practical life. Timberland designed the Scuff-Proof boot with Helcor leather, boasting of the ability to withstand abrasions, water, and fire. Perfect for serious labor, dangerous working conditions, or simple hikes where a rugged boot can withstand creek walking, or stomping out embers to last night’s fire. Tried and tested, and proven to back up the claims, Timberland created a dominating shoe for the toughest footwear abuser.

Features
In addition to Timberland’s superior durability design that comes with nearly every boot including an Anti-fatigue midsole to keep you comfortable, this boot is waterproof, keeps your feet toasty and warm, and the unique texturing of the uppers gives it a one of a kind look. Increase flexibility in the forefoot keeps these feeling less like restrictive molds on your feet, and more like a functioning, movement freeing footwear.

Cost and Value
Comparing these to the rest of our list, the Scuff-Proof Timberland is slightly above average, but by no means on the expensive side of our options. For the incredible protection and durability, this boot provides, it’s a no-brainer for a purchase. The Helcor leather will keep these boots from wearing down well after you’ve run out of idea on how to test them in water, fire, or scuffing.
Pros
  • Scuff Proof
  • Comfort
  • Waterproof
  • Fire resistant
  • Helcor leather
Cons
  • Texture dirties easily
  • Price

7. Timberland PRO Gravel Pit

7. Timberland PRO Gravel Pit
So your work boot just won’t cut it anymore for extreme conditions or hazards, and you’re on the hunt to invest in a new pair. Consider the PRO Gravel Pit boot. This ones made for the apocalypse of work sites and can keep you going until hell freezes over. With a steel-tipped toe for protection, rocker sole to alleviate restrictive flexion, and waterproof protection as well as electrical hazards, you’re covered for whatever the battle brings.
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Protection
What good is a steel-tipped boot if it wears through after a couple rough jobs? Reinforced Ever-Guard leather keeps that steel tip protected from work site wear and tear. A waterproof leather upper keep liquid out of the boot, keeping you dry during downpours. Waterproof lining not only adds to keeping you dry but provides additional protection against bloodborne pathogens.

OSHA Standards
Any worksite is probably familiar with OSHA standards to help keep hard working individuals protected with guidelines for hazardous work, and personal protective wears standards to keep them safe. The PRO Gravel Pit meets OSHA standards for a steel safety toe, electrical hazard protection, and a steel puncture-resistant outsole. Bring all those together with Timberland’s quality craftsmanship and comfort technologies and design, you’ve got a boot that will work as hard as you do.

Cost and Value
Performance like this in a boot does come at a premium cost, and these are one of the more expensive items on our list. But how much would you price your feet against extreme working conditions or hazards? This boot is made for standing up to quality OSHA testing standards, movement, and purposefully built to protect you against all odds. A must-have for those who put their lives on the line, or work in notoriously dangerous conditions.
Pros
  • Steel Toe
  • Waterproof
  • OSHA standard approved
  • Puncture resistant
  • Electrical hazard protected
Cons
  • Price
  • Stiff

8. Timberland PRO Boondock

8. Timberland PRO Boondock
Another great work boot option, the PRO Boondock Comp Toe is made for tough conditions, day in and day out. With composite toe to reinforce protection, covered with a rubber toe cap for guarding the composite, it’s leather uppers, and tried and tested Timberland technology, these boots will keep you protected and comfortable. Although not quite as technical as some others such as the Gravel Pit, this boot is perfect for work sites that don’t require extreme protection for extreme conditions.
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Technical
Waterproofed leather and grade optional waterproof membranes insulate to keep your feet dry even in torrential rain or mud-soaked work environments. Outsole construction is made for year-round comfort, keeping breathability an option in warm weather, and toasty in the cold. An added option for getting insulated Boondocks is available as well. The Composite toe is more lightweight protection than a classic steel tiptoe, but meet ASTM compression and impact safety standards.

Outsole
A combination Goodyear welt keeps the outsole, insole, and uppers melded together for a durable wear. Rigidly constructed fiberglass shank and heel cup protects you and keeps you comfortable for those long days on the clock. Timberland’s staple Anti-fatigue technology will have you stepping back home in cushioned support, ready to take on another day.

Cost and Value
Always well constructed, Timberland’s Boondock Comp Toe boot is slightly less expensive than its big brother, the Gravel Pit. Made for heavy-duty work sites, but with less need for rigid technical aspects of the Gravel Pit, it’s a smart purchase for anyone working long hours on site that need specific personal protective wear. The Composite toe allows for a lighter shoe, easing foot fatigue from extended work days.
Pros
  • Goodyear welt
  • Composite Toe
  • Waterproof
  • Lightweight
Cons
  • Price
  • Fit

9. Timberland EK Glancy

9. Timberland EK Glancy
When cooler weather comes around, and fall beckons for leggings, comfy sweaters, and boots, the EK Glancy will be a must-have for your wardrobe. Unique in its design, this 6-inch boot comes with a 3-inch heel, lace-up vamp, a variety of color options, and is packed with the quality, and comfort we expect and know from Timberland.
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Design
More on the style side of Timberland boots than technical work boot design, the EK Glancy is a savvy styling for the fashionista at heart. With vibrantly colored uppers and a padded collar for comfort, this pair well to dress up leggings, jeans, or skirts and dresses. Mesh footbed, linings, and laces are 100% PET made, resonating the sustainability standards that Timberland holds as a corporate accountability.

Variety and Options
Coming in the basic tan and black leather styles we’ve come to love from Timberland, these are also available in navy and burnt orange. The 3-inch heel on these is constructed to withstand wear and tear and adds more support with its chunky format more so than stiletto type heeled boots do. Rubber sole construction will help avoid slipping in the rain while out on the town.

Cost and Value
This adorable boot comes in on the lower Timberland pricing scale and can be combined for multiple styling statements. We’d rank this as a solid buy, especially for those looking for quality boots that are durable, functional, but don’t skimp on fashion-forward thinking. A great fall boot to keep in mind!
Pros
  • Price
  • Fashionable
  • Leather
  • 3" Heel
  • Colors
Cons
  • Runs narrow
  • Not for rugged hikes

10. Timberland PRO Direct Attach

10. Timberland PRO Direct Attach
The PRO Direct Attach is the little brother of the Boondock Comp Toe. With similar but fewer features as the Boondock Comp, this model comes waterproof with a steel safety toe instead of composition toe for added protection. Designed for those who need protection in somewhat less hazardous conditions, the PRO Direct Attach is great for DIYers, and one-off jobs. With 400g of insulation and waterproof design, you’ll be able to keep feet warm and dry in cooler wet environments.
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Technical Features
An open-cell PU footbed has been treated to minimize antimicrobial build up and foot odor while keeping a cushioned padding to your boot. The steel toe gives the best protection possible in the toe cap, more so than composite materials. The boot doesn’t have Anti-Fatigue technology as the Boondock Comp Toe does, so it may not be ideal for long days or long hours on your feet.

Styling
Coming in a variety of color options makes these not just a functional option for a boot, but great for date night on the town. Reflecting Timberland’s classic work boot style, it displays a 6-inch lace up vamp, high-quality leather with craftsmanship quality welt, and iconic Timberland logo patch on the tongue. Sturdy eyelets and lace reassure these boots will lace up for the long haul.

Cost and Value
Depending on which color leather you may prefer, this can range in price from less expensive to moderately priced on our list. It’s a great entry level work boot, providing protection and suitable comfort, but also can pair great for urban style evenings on the town.
Pros
  • Price
  • Waterproof
  • Steel Toe
  • Insulated
Cons
  • Flexibility
  • Cushion

11. Timberland Mt. Maddsen

11. Timberland Mt. Maddsen
As its namesake implies, the Mt. Maddsen is a Timberland made for hikers set on outdoor adventures. Designed for long hike function and protection, it combines leather uppers and Tfabric tongue for padding and protection, different from a technical Timberland work boot or 6” classic. Special D ring and clamshell adorn the vamp lace up, keeping you snug while clambering over rocks and rough terrain.
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Hiking
For outdoor lovers, this one is a win. With the durability of Timberland designed boots basing the construction of this boot, added waterproofing will have you traversing streams and creeks off trail without fear of your footwear disintegrating. The heavily padded tongue allows a flexible comfort to keep from pinching when walking, and the special lace-up design with D rings keeps you striding confidently over rough terrain.

Lightweight Comfort
As many of their boots, Anti Fatigue technology comforts this boot so you can nail down that 20 mile loop in a day without blistering. EVA midsole gives a lightweight additional cushioning. Timberland made this boot to be light for all-day adventures, and at a measly one pound, one-ounce weight, you won’t tire from lifting your feet forward to the next great view.

Cost and Value:
The Mt. Maddsen comes in a variety of styles and color options, and the pricing can vary slightly depending on which you select to brave the great outdoors. Compared to similar brands of hiking boots however, it’s quite an affordable option to bear in mind. If you’re looking for a new boot that will last those extra miles, Timberland’s got you covered!
Pros
  • Waterproof
  • Lightweight
  • Hiker Boot
  • Comfort
  • Price
Cons
  • Durability

12. Timberland 6 Waterproof

12. Timberland 6 Waterproof
A slightly more statuesque version of Timberland’s classic boot, these have a shaft that measures 7.25”, and slightly more of a platform. Timberland’s 6” Waterproof says it all - the ultimate version of the boot they’ve been known for, for over 30 years. It has all the great features one comes to expect from a brand as trusted for quality as Timberland, plus a few extras that elevate it beyond the basic model.
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Versatility
As far as Timberland boots go, the classic boot has always been coveted for its sleek, no fuss look yet rugged appearance. It was never encumbered by extraneous buckles, mesh, or other hardware that similar boots had. The Premium continues that trend but adds hardware only visible on the inside of the boot, such as 400 grams of thermal insulation, and a removable EVA injection molded insole for long lasting all day comfort. These boots also come in a staggering combination of colors to appeal to every wearer and Timberland fan.

Durability
Timberland boots are known for not knowing when to quit. These boots will take a beating, whether you work all day or all night, in a variety of weather conditions. The 400 grams of thermal insulation keep your feet nice and toasty, and the padded tongue and collar will make sure the material doesn’t grind away at your ankle. Multi-dimensional traction and seam-sealed construction ensure that you’ll be stabilized and well protected.

Cost and Value
Timberland has been making variations of the same boot since 1973, and the Timberland 6” Waterproof represents the apex of that legacy. If you’re trying to decide which Timberland to purchase between the classic and premium option, the latter is your best bet for versatility and durability. It will give you all the benefits of the classic plus a few premium features that you’ll be glad you have.
Pros
  • Cushioning
  • Classic Style
  • Waterproof
  • Protection
  • Iconic
Cons
  • Price
  • Run Large

13. Timberland EK Brook Park

13. Timberland EK Brook Park
Stepping away from typically designed Timberland boots, the EK Brook Park Chukka puts a sophisticated styling option on the market. Chukka boots are a classic shoe for more formal occasions, and the EK Brook Park is no exception to a well designed, sharp looking chukka. With its low ankle and simple lacing, its sleek style will have you stepping out wondering if you’re wearing Timberlands at all!
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Business Styling
Chukka style boots typically are made for formal wear or business attire, and Timberland made this one to show off your best look. Contrast stitching runs along the welt, and a simple two eyelet lacing design adds a sleek clean look. With an option in black or dark brown, and Timberland comfort technology, you’ll hit the next big meeting with a confident stride to present your best.

Comfort
Anti-fatigue technology supports all-day comfort with this chukka, letting you run from meeting to meeting, and right to date night. The outsole is crafted from Timberlands’ Gripstick technology, with over 30% of it made from recycled rubber. Anti-slip traction is achieved from their L7 lug outsole, unique to the EK Brook Park.

Cost and Value:
Compared to other boots on our list, this one is quite affordable, and when compared to similar Chukka styled brand boots, it’s less than averagely priced. For the hustle and bustle of business days to personal life evenings on the town, it’s a smart buy. If you’re a fan of Timberlands and have yet to try other styles of boot or shoe from them, consider this your invitation to do so!
Pros
  • Business Style
  • Chukka
  • Sleek Look
  • Comfort
  • Price
Cons
  • Durability
  • Snug fit

14. Timberland EK Amston

14. Timberland EK Amston
Looking for an urban edge to your outfit? The Earthkeepers Amston answers your search with its wedge styled heel combined to a classic 6” boot. Their classic tan Timberland leather look keeps the outdoorsy feel, but still, let you bump up attire options with the wedge heel. Perfect for a stroll in the country, on the streets, or into your favorite dinner spot.
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Construction
A plushy latex footbed helps add cushioning to this wedge, allowing you to stroll down the main street for all day shopping or sightseeing. The rugged outsole is textured for slippery surfaces, and make from a 15% recycled rubber composite, making the boot durable for wherever your feet may take you. Combine this with the lace up vamp and 6” classic style of Timberlands and you’ve got a winner!

Wedge Design
Sassy wedge heels support you in the Amston, adding height and confidence to every strut. More stable than normal stiletto heels, wedges are a great option for days where you spend longer time on your feet or find yourself on uneven surfaces while out and about.

Cost and Value
The Amston comes in two different colors, black and tan, and for a Timberland boot is less expensive than many on our list. Without the technical aspects of heavy-duty Timberland work boots, it’s still a solid purchase when compared to other brands of similar style. This wedge combines sheik appeal to urban flair in one amazing pair of boots!
Pros
  • Wedge
  • Price
  • Style
  • Urban Flair
Cons
  • Durability
  • Fits Narrow

15. Timberland PRO Titan

15. Timberland PRO Titan
Another on our list that Timberland brings classic formal footwear to the table, this time with their oxford style shoe. Classic oxfords are made with quarter panels on the uppers, and sometimes decorative pin holes called brogues. The Pro Titan Oxford brings simple formal style with its quality leather quarters and detail stitching to the table, great for business attire or a night out.
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Safety Toe
Reinforced safety toe hides in this smartly designed oxford shoe, so it’s perfect for those who work in hazardous conditions, such as laboratory technicians, but perhaps not on a rugged or extreme worksite. The Vibram sole reinforces stability and durability so this shoe will step up to the tasks that you do.

Oxford Styling
With options in brown or black colors, the quarters are stitched with detail and care, giving the shoe a slightly more sophisticated look. The shoe collar is comfortably padded with thick leather, keeping your ankle comfortable against any rubbing or blistering during wear.

Cost and Value:
The PRO Titan Oxford is available in a number of widths, and price can vary depending on this aspect. For a more formal styled shoe, it’s somewhat pricier than other brands, but that price reflects the added safety and technology found in this Timberland. For those needing a dressier safety shoe, it’s a great option.
Pros
  • Safety Toe
  • Oxford Styling
  • Ankle Shoe
  • Padded Collar
Cons
  • Price
  • Chunky

Timberland is a brand that keeps pushing the edge when it comes to redesigning their classic boots, or creating new versions of classic shoe staples, such as oxfords, wedges, or chukkas. With the ultimate in work boot design, demonstrated with their Gravel Pit boot, Timberland covers construction workers, to office attire, to even formal dates or a night downtown.  When you’re looking around for a quality pair of boots, Timberland is an obvious stop to check out, just be sure to look into their other models and styles to choose what best suits your needs.

While most of Timberlands boots are also made for hiking, check for toe protection or Helcor leather, as these may not be as flexible for walking 20 miles.  Their specifically designed hiking boots are made just for that and still come with the protection, quality, comfort, and additional waterproofing we’ve come to know and love about the brand.

Criteria Used to Evaluate the Best Timberland Boots

Boot Design and Purpose

Timberland initially designed their boots as a high-performance protective footwear, mainly for use as a work boot.  However, with growing trends in fashion, and expanding their line of products to include other footwear than just boots, we wanted to include a variety of options on our Timberland list to choose from.

  • Work Purpose Boots
    When on a job site that requires protective footwear, this can include a number of environments, ranging from extreme conditions such as snow, mud, rain, heat, rock, laboratory, outdoor, construction etc. A few main aspects important for work-related protective footwear include:
    • Reinforced Toe – Composite or steel, a reinforced toe is critical to those dealing with worksites where heavy equipment is used, or there is a risk of anything heavy damaging the foot.
    • Puncture resistant sole – For those around construction sites, it’s helpful to have this option for loose nails or screws that are around the worksite
    • Heat or Water resistant – Great for work in environments where work can’t stop due to the weather. Those who work outside, or may be exposed to fire hazards should make certain their boots meet this standard.
    • Ankle support – Lace-up boots that support the ankle give stability over uneven or rocky terrain, keeping you from rolling or spraining an ankle. Perhaps not the best for hiking long miles, but definitely a must for those working day in and day on surfaces that demand balance.
    • Durable uppers – High-quality leather that’s been treated to help withstand environmental factors, but also general wear and tear from everyday use. What good is a work boot if you’re tossing it out because the leather tore after a month?
    • Helcor Leather option – Designed to be abrasive proof, fireproof, and waterproof, this leather is the Fort Knox when it comes to work boot construction.
  • Fashion Forward Footwear
    Because of their solid classic look, Timberland’s 6” Premium boot became a fashion statement several years ago, in demand for their aesthetically pleasing statement as unconventional fashion footwear. Since then, the brand has grown their boot designs for men and women, further developing the style to function.
    • Heel – Many of the women’s styles of boots now come in heel options such as a 3” chunky heel or wedge. This gives the boot an added urban flair and feel, perfect for a date night downtown.
    • Patterning – Timberland now has some of their boots embossed with detailed henna patterns all over the uppers, or just the ankle, and adornments such as a metal side sole logo.
    • Colors – Branching out from their classic yellow boot, colors now include everyday options such as black, tan, and brown, but also more vibrant color selections such as green, red, whites, and blues.
    • Not just boots – Timberland’s also expanded their formal ‘boot’ to include options such as oxford style and chukka style footwear, perfect for a night out, but still quality crafty and functional.
  • Hiking Boots:
    Any outdoor lover knows what makes a good hiking boot, and Timberland has kept this in mind when designing boots specific for just that. With a lower vamp up to allow for the freedom of movement in the ankle for long periods walking, these boots won’t have some of the work boot features.
    • Lightweight – Most hiking boots will not have a steel reinforced toe to keep the boot lightweight for longer treks. Construction of the uppers also incorporates more lightweight material.
    • Waterproof – A must for hikers when considering boots. Hiking in rain, mud, or crossing creeks and streams are a common thing when trekking, and no hiker wants their feet wet from doing so!
    • Comfort and Flexibility – Hiking Timberlands are designed specifically with comfort and movement in mind. The structure and materials used in the boots uppers, footbed and sole give maximum comfort while maintaining solid protection that isn’t restrictive to the body’s natural gait and movement.

Protection & Upkeep

Timberland means business when it comes time to get things done, even in rescue situations. Timberland is on record as providing boots for first call responders in massive tragedies and rescue situations. Because of their reliability, they can be worn where mistakes are costly and an extremely tough boot is needed. They are virtually impenetrable, whether by water or outside ground hazards. They even withstand massive amounts of heat that would melt regular boots.

Nubuck leather is also very durable but requires regular upkeep. This is especially true if you have them in suede. For a fashion boot, it is difficult to keep them their nice, crisp color but there are methods of treatment and applications to be done to ensure your boots last as long as possible. The leather is extremely protective and with a thick sole ensures no injuries occur when worn properly.

To maintain as a fashion shoe, they can be easily up-kept by investing in a boot cleaning kit or getting leather polish and other oil applicants via Amazon or other stores. For outdoor and work use, they will get scuffed up and dirty but that’s part of the job. What you can count on is that they will not crumble under pressure and contain only the highest quality material for withstanding heat, and repelling liquids and holding up. With the newer Helcor leather technology available in many of their work boot styles, you can always avoid scuffing and maintaining fire and water resistance by investing a little more in your boot purchase. 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: What materials are Timberland boots made of?
A: If we’re not considering bonding and stitching materials, there are two main components of a Timberland boot. These are the sole and the upper. The upper is everything above the sole that wraps your feet and is made of high-grade nubuck treated leather, sometimes in suede, and also specialized materials such as Gore-Tex or Helcor leather. The sole is usually made up of a composition of EVA rubber as seen on the Vibram soles Timberland is known to use.

Q: What are Timberland boots used or made for?
A: Timberland boots were initially made for construction workers, hence why they are made of durable, waterproof and heat-resistant material. Nowadays there are fashion spin-offs, which are typically re-colored versions of the originals with slight aesthetic differences. Timberland has expanded its footwear line over the years to include formal and casual shoes, boat shoes, and some heels.

Q: What socks should I wear with my Timberlands?
A: If you’re talking fashion, that’s up to you. For performance purposes, a solid pair of wool or merino-wool socks are ideal.

Q: How do I care for my Timberlands?
A: Timberland’s website suggests several great products for the care of your boots, depending on what the uppers are made of.  Most times, a leather or suede spray treatment can be used to protect your boots or shoes from scuffing or to a small extent, water.  Refer to Timberland’s website for your unique pair of boots’ care.

 

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