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Hello, welcome to the Wellness Guide! In today's Guide, we'll talk all about the Timberland boot, the boot that helped define the segment, and, why not, outdoor fashion.

The Timberland boot has enough quality (and variety) to face any type of terrain; it is comfortable enough to face the day to day; it has the necessary style to compose the most diverse looks, from casual to street, from jeans to jacket.

In this Guide that we present below, you will find all the information - best of the market, men's and women's models, casuals - that you need to choose the Timberland boot that best matches your looks, your routines and your walks.




First, the most important things

  • The most characteristic Timberland boot is the so-called Yellow Boot, with its unmistakable yellow, the first of the brand, inclusive.
  • The variety today, however, is greater, with casual lines, outdoor and other models with differentiated designs.
  • Besides the style, the Timberland boot is known for having a great cost-benefit. A high value, yes, but with a high return, from the comfort to the durability.

The Best Timberland Boots: Our Picks

Buying Guide

It was supposed to be just another work boot...and it ended up becoming a fashion icon. But then again, what did the folks at Timberland expect? The boot has it all! Quality, comfort, durability, identity, personality.

In the following Buying Guide, we will show this level that the Timberland Boot has reached, presenting its models, its technologies and its cost-benefit. More than praising the product, however, what we really want is to help you find the ideal model.

 Imagem mostra um homem, com uma bota Timberland, posando no topo de um prédio.

From the workers to the models, passing through the adventurers, the Timberland boot practically created a segment from quality and unique style. (Source: KAL VISUALS/ Unsplash)

What is the cost-benefit of the Timberland Boot?

One of the reasons that make the Timberland Boot to be cultivated is its cost-benefit. After all, it is a shoe that delivers a lot, from comfort to resistance, from style to durability.

But, as you can imagine, we talk about cost-benefit because in fact the Timberland Boot has a high value, which starts at two hundreds, and can reach three zeros. It happens that these shoes last a lot, and a lot.

Using daily, you can have the same pair for two, three years. With intermittent use, don't be alarmed if your boot lasts a good five years.

Advantages
  • Huge lifespan
  • Quality, comfort, endurance
  • Unique style
Disadvantages
  • High value
  • Unpractical fitting

Timberland Casual or Outdoor Boot?

These days, Timberland goes far beyond the iconic Yellow Boot. As the use of its classic model has varied, segmentations have been born, with varieties catering to the most popular uses.

Thus, Timberland has two main "alternative" lines, the Casual line and the Outdoor line. Just so you don't miss it: the first is designed for more social uses, and the second, for outdoor activities and even sports that involve hiking and mountaineering.

Imagem mostra as pernas de uma pessoa que calça botas, andando sobre pedras na beira de um lago, que fica discreto ao fundo, desfocado.

The Yellow Boot serves as the skeleton for the Casual boot and for the Outdoor. The first combines it with a shoe, and the second, with a sports trainer. (Source: Tamara Menzi/ Unsplash.com)

Even adapted to their respective uses, they are still boots. And Timberland boots at that. This makes that the best way to describe them would be to call them hybrids.

The Casual boot would be a hybrid of the Yellow Boot with a shoe, while the Outdoor boot would also mix the Yellow Boot, but with a sports shoe. The Casual, therefore, has a lower height of its shaft, besides having thinner beaks.

The Outdoor, in turn, keeps the height and the format, but has a much more flexible upper and sole, and a greater concern with cushioning in the midsole.

Casual Outdoor
Appeal Aesthetic Functional
Adaptations Low height, thinner beak More flexible uppers and soles, cushioning
Influence Shoe Sports shoes

How are the technologies of the Timberland Boot?

Even being very popular and having an established position in the footwear market, the Timberland boot did not get stuck in 1970, when it was launched, and adds several technologies in its models.

There are innovations for all the pieces of the boot, some original, others already patented, as is the case of the Ortholite insoles, which is breathable and has a cushioning. In the sole, there are the Green Rubber and the Recycled Rubber, with a sustainable footprint but without losing quality, and the AeroCore, which works to give energy return to the user after each step.

Finally, the midsole can have the SensorFlex, which enhances the traction of the sole and the insole softness, and that paved the way for boot models more concerned with more comfortable boots.

Where to use the Timberland boot?

All this versatility of the Timberland boot, together with the technologies incorporated, have opened a lot the range of the footwear for the type of terrain and for the type of occasion in which it can or should be used.

Even because, with the segmentations that we presented above, the term "Timberland boot" became wider. You can, then, use it on the street, at work, at the club, on a farm, on a trail.

The style also allows you to use the Timberland boot in social engagements, in everyday situations, like on public transportation, and also in professional occasions, whether they are meetings, whether they are works.

Imagem mostra um par de botas sobre a grama, sem ninguém calçando-as. Elas estão deitadas, “encarando” uma à outra.

The question, actually, should be: Where NOT to wear a Timberland boot. We already know the answer. (Source: Siora Photography/ Unsplash.com)

What's the difference between the Women's and Men's Timberland Boot?

You can search anywhere you want, from the depths of the internet to the most specialized Timberland shops and you won't find a single technological difference between the models of women's and men's boot.

Neither are there differences in the design or style of the boots, which at most have their own colour palette, but nothing that stays in the usual pink and blue.

Imagem mostra uma mulher, retrata no quadro apenas a partir de seu tronco, sentada sobre uma grade, apoiando os bicos das botas Timberland que usa numa barra de ferro que compõe essa grade.

The female Timberland boot is only a little thinner and technically smaller sizes than the male models. (Source: Tom Sodoge/ Unsplash.com)

Even so, there is a clear division, in physical shops or on the internet, between models for men and women. In this case, the differences are in the fit and size, operating under the same logic that allows us to easily identify a masculine and a feminine foot.

Thus, there is a difference in the width of the models, in the fit of the foot, and in the size of each number, but without ever interfering in the performance of the models.

Female Masculine
Technologies Outsole, Sole, Midsole Outsole, Midsole
Colors Yellow, Dark Brown, Black Yellow, Light Brown, Black
Design Narrower, smaller measures Wider, larger measures

Imagem mostra a fachada de uma loja da Timberland, com uma pequena vitrine quadrada, ocupada por dois manequins vestidos.

When in doubt, go without fear to an official Timberland shop, but knowing that you can find that model for a better price on the internet. (Source: Henry & Co./ Unsplash.com)

Buying Criteria: how to compare Timberland boot models

Below, you will see the list of Purchase Criteria that we have put together just for you. They are elements and characteristics of the Timberland boot, and of its use, that are worth your attention at the time of choosing.

Now, we are going to break down each one of the items, so that your choice is the most based, and your purchase, therefore, the best possible.

Type of Use

Although the Timberland boot is of a great versatility, it is good that you have in mind the use that you intend to give to her. Even because the investment is not small.

As we said, there are models more indicated for casual moments, others for outdoor activities, others for the day to day, finally, there is an ideal boot for the use that you want to give to it.

Condition of the walk

Now starting from the assumption that you have chosen a model for hiking, it is important that you know the condition of this hike, if it is a trail, if it is stones, or even if your hike is on asphalt.

The condition "dictates" important details of your boot, such as the level of waterproofing that needs to have, how much traction your sole needs, as well as its flexibility, the size of the shaft, the internal comfort, in short, what makes up the experience of the footwear.

Fitting of the foot

Few people will tell you this, but one of the biggest secrets of using well a boot, Timberland or not, is to have the correct internal space, neither more nor less.

All of that because our feet swell up at the end of some longer or more intense activity. You need, then, a model that leaves a small surplus with the foot deflated, to be filled by the swelling at the end of the day, and not alter the comfort of the footwear.

Versatility

Finally, a criterion that can accurately guide your choice is the model's versatility, not only in relation to the activities in which it can be put on, but also with the styles it harmonizes. After all, a good cost-benefit, one of the flagships of the Timberland boot, goes through a greater utility.

In this case, models with even more neutral colours and simpler designs, with flexible soles and comfortable internal space are valid.

(Highlighted Photo: Clem Onojeghuo/ Unsplash.com)

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