Timberland EK Brook Park Review

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Timberland has been an American affordable fashion institution for more than 90 years. It’s been a family business in the entirety of those nine decades, and although made famous by the yellow boot, Timberland has plenty of other merchandise to be proud of.

One such example is Timberland EK Brook Park chukka boot. Very much different in the design from the more famous older cousin, the Timberland EK Brook Park chukka boot is another shining example of the company’s intent to deliver quality product with crisp effortless style.

And that’s exactly what it offers besides quality. Effortless style that will suit just about any type of modern men. Timberland offers shoes that can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion and the outfit you chose to wear. But what makes the Timberland EK Brook Park chukka boot so special? Several things actually but let’s start from the top.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Leather upper

Leather and textile lining

Supportive collar

Made partially with recycled leather

Cons

Runs large

Outsole

Outsole

Because Timberland’s origins are based in Massachusetts the Timberland EK Brook Park chukka boots are specially designed for harsh New England winters. And what makes this outsole special? The L7 lug outsole provides excellent insolation from the harsh weather, and it’s suitable for walking on every type of surface. The outsole’s lug height and spacing are designed to maintain abrasion resistance, traction, and drainage and nothing can surprise them honestly. Not even the unpredictable harsh winters of New England for that matter. The Timberland’s outsole is trademarked and called Gripstick outsole. It’s made from 34% recycled rubber, making that part of the boot, very environmentally friendly and practical. The heel of the outsole measures 0.75 inches in height and is reinforced with leather heel welt. That particularly clever addition forms great protection to the heel for every occasion.
Midsole

Midsole

Just like in the outsole, those same materials (leather and rubber) can be found in the midsole as well. The midsole is reinforced with a leather and rubber lining for extra insulation, and probably the greatest feature in the entire boot can be found in the midsole. Timberland is proud to introduce Anti-fatigue removable footbed right in the middle of the shoe. What’s the purpose of the anti-fatigue footbed you might ask? Well, like the name suggests, it’s there to prevent your feet from getting tired and getting fatigued. Who wants to have tired feet? Practically no one and there are things inside these shoes that help with the sense of comfort and rested legs throughout the day. Well there’s the anti-fatigue footbed in the center of the midsole helps with the overall comfort of the shoes, and it will soon become one of your favorite features.
Upper

Upper

Leather and more leather, please!. Yes, the upper of the Timberland EK Brook Park chukka boots are made entirely from premium high-grade leather that you’ll adore for its simplicity and rich velvety texture. That premium leather upper is nicely stitched to the outsole of the boots, and that particular craftsmanship is what it gives these shoes the well-deserved name and reputation. The thread used in the stitching of the boots has the same exact color as the upper, and you can find the very recognizable Timberland tree logo branded on the back of the shoe, just at the tab of the shoe. It’s very sleek and barely noticeable, but it’s a wonderful reminder of great quality.

Finishing touch of sheer elegance is the 100% organic cotton laces, also designed to match the color of the upper and to polish of a great finish in an otherwise beautiful shoe. They’re both beautiful and durable and work well with the overall style of the shoe. The opening of the boot measures about 4 inches around, while the shaft measures another 4 inches from the arch. You’ll feel the comfort that the upper has to offer from the moment that you put your feet in the opening of the shoe.
Comfort

Comfort

The Timberland EK Brook Park chukka boots may be beautiful to look at, but they’re comfortable too. The anti-fatigue technology that was put into the making of the boots will keep your feet rested and relaxed even after spending a prolonged time on your feet. The technology is built in the midsole and it uses high tech geometric cone support. It will give the strength and energy to stand on your feet all day, and the shock absorption is not bad at all. You’d be surprised from the energy return throughout the day, and your feet will feel rested.
Support

Support

The Timberland EK Brook Park chukka boots offer plenty of protection and support whether you like it or not. Yes, the protection comes from the Green rubber outsole, made from 42% recycled rubber. It will keep your feet warm and protected from any type of weather conditions, but the main support comes from the midsole of the shoe. There’s a mix of leather and textile lining in the midsole, but over there you’ll be able to find the much needed anti-fatigue technology. Your feet will feel rested because of it and you won’t be counting down the minutes when you’ll be able to take the boots off. They’ll handle long day filled with work meetings, long commute to work, or a long night out with your friends. The support that these boots will give you in every minute of the day/night is immense, and you’ll be grateful for that support every day that you put them on.
Durability

Durability

High premium leather and good recycled rubber tend to be indestructible and made to last and last. The high-quality leather, if maintained properly (following the instructions) can prolong the life of the Timberland EK Brook Park chukka boots. And because of the high-quality rubber in the outsole, the mix of rubber and textile in the midsole and the anti-fatigue technology what was put into making the shoes will help with the durability of the boots. Combined all together, they’ll make one long-lasting shoe that will be in your shoe closet for years to come
Flexibility

Flexibility

Timberland EK Brook Park chukka boots are not the most flexible pair of boots, but they’re smooth and polished in the overall look. The leather outsole is sturdy and gives the foot a good grip, but flexibility is not a virtue in these boots.
Stability

Stability

Although they may appear weak and frail, don’t let the appearance fool you. They were made in Boston, and they were made to be stable, durable and reliable in every weather conditions, and especially long and harsh winters. The outsole from recycled rubber is one great asset in the stability department, while the lather and textile lining is another.
Airflow

Airflow

The all-natural leather material used in the upper acts as a natural airflow vessel for unwanted odor and moisture that might form in the shoe after a long period spent wearing them, and as an added bonus is the presence of 100 organic cotton that is also very dependable to provide airflow and ventilation to the entire foot. The shoe’s Herringbone lining is made entirely from recycled plastic bottles.
Terrain

Terrain

Because the Timberland EK Brook Park chukka boots are made in Boston, you just know they’ll be ready to go on any given terrain. Nothing will scare them, and that’s especially true when it comes to walking on icy asphalt streets in the middle of January. Dicey rough terrain and smooth frozen marble? Yes the boots can we worn at any time and any place.
Traction

Traction

Did we mention that no terrain is scary enough? Good, because the same applies to the traction. The L7 lug outsole made from recycled rubber is well capable to handle the traction in your surroundings and you can rest assured that won’t be slipping on your way to the train station on Monday morning. Yes, no slipping is allowed when you’re wearing the Timberland EK Brook Park chukka boots and the same can be said when you’re stepping on big puddles on the way to your car. Your feet will remain firmly on the ground, and the rest of your body for that matter, so don’t you worry about the traction problems when you have the Timberland EK Brook Park chukka boots on you. They’ll do the worrying for you.
Style

Style

Do you know what makes a shoe timeless? Its timeless style and good quality. And speaking of style, in Timberland EK Brook Park chukka boots the sky is the limit when it comes to the style portion of the shoes. The chukka style of boots has been on the marker forever, and it’s not going anywhere any time soon but over here in the Timberland EK Brook Park chukka boot that effortless style is made even more stylish with the uniform crisp, straight lines, attention to detail in the craftsmanship and the simplicity that screams from every seem. Chances are that you father had a chukka style of boots in his shoe closet, and if you recognize the true value of the Timberland EK Brook Park chukka boots you’ll follow that legacy. Why? Because this particular style of boots doesn’t age, it will never get out of style and will be worn by generations to come. The monochromatic tone of the color that was put in the upper, the