Timberland Sutherlin Bay Shootie Review

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Timberland offers footwear for men, women, and kids. The footwear includes sandals, boots, casual oxfords, tall boots, hiking boots, waterproof boots, winter boots, and women’s shoes and boots. Timberland has a good reputation for making rugged, durable, and comfortable waterproof leather boots. The Sutherlin Bay shooties can easily be the cutest part of your outfit. A shootie is a woman’s ankle high shoe that resembles a boot. You can pair them beautifully with a pair of straight leg denim jeans or leggings and look trendy while you’ve got on quality, comfortable, supportive shooties. Don’t be afraid to pair them with a belted dress though either. Really the only limits are the ones you put on yourself when it comes to what you can wear with them. The Sutherlin Bay shooties have many features that work together to provide you with the best experience possible, whether you’re walking around the block or through the woods.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Quality material
  • Comfortable ride
  • Durably
  • Waterproof
Cons
  • Higher price tag
  • Not offered in wide sizes
Brand

Brand

When it comes to design, manufacturing, and marketing prime footwear, apparel, and accessories for the outdoor lifestyle, the Timberland Company is a global leader. Timberland is best known for the original yellow boot that they introduced in 1973. They offer consumers products from toe-to-head, with collections that reflect the brand’s rich heritage of craftsmanship, style, and function. You can find Timberland products around the world in department and specialty stores as well as company-owned retail locations. You can of course also shop online.

In 1952, Nathan Swartz bought a half interest in the Abington Shoe Company. By 1968, the Swartz family had already made great strides by introducing injection-molding technology to the footwear industry. The Swartz family changed the name of the company to the Timberland Company in 1978, after their original guaranteed waterproof boot called the Timberland hit shelves and was a major hit. In 1978, Timberland manufactured its first hand sewn casual shoe. In 1980, Timberland launched in Italy, starting their international brand expansion. In 1989, they partnered with City Year, Inc (Boston-based youth “urban peace corps”), and support community service. In 1992, the Path of Service program was introduced. This program gave employees 16 hours of paid time that they could use to volunteer in their communities. The hours increased to 40 for full time employees in 1995. Timberland held its 1st Annual Serv-a-palooza to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary. It is the largest company wide day of community service.
Key Features

Key Features

You can enjoy so many great features within these shooties. The upper material is premium leather from an LWG Silver-rated tannery. This means that the tannery the leather came from for these shooties was audited by The Leather Working Group for energy use, waste production, and water treatment-and earned a silver rating. There is a side zipper to make it easier on you to take the shoes off and put them on. There are breathable, comfortable OrthoLite footbeds in them as well as the MirrorFit comfort system. The outsoles are durable, protective, supportive, waterproof rubber. They have a shaft height of 2.3 inches (ankle height) and a heel height of 1.5 inches. These shooties even come with a Defender Repellent Systems stain-blocking treatment applied. The Sutherlin Shootie Bay shootie is available in shoe size 5.5-11, with half sizes included, but no wide option available. This is definitely something to consider if you have even slightly wide feet because it means a lot when it comes to overall comfort.
Upper

Upper

The upper of the Sutherlin Bay Shootie is real leather that comes from a silver-rated tannery, meaning it is high quality and has passed an audit by a third party inspector. Leather is naturally flexible, which is good for two reasons. One, it will move easily with your foot as you walk, meaning you won’t need much of a break-in period and your strides will feel more natural. Secondly, the leather will conform to the shape of your foot over time, giving you a more secure feel. Both of these characteristics will help keep you comfortable all day in these, whether you’re going about a typical day or trekking on a trail somewhere. Leather also has the unique characteristic of being able to not only absorb moisture, but also expel it as vapor. Leather will help keep your feet dry and cool, and free from odor and disease causing bacteria. Leather is known as the fancier, classier, more sophisticated material when it comes to footwear, and apparel in general, really. It does come with a more sophisticated price tag, but it is justified. Leather is very durable and will last a long time when taken care of properly. And when it does need replaced, you don’t have to replace the entire shoe. You can just repair or replace the leather.
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Sutherlin Bay Shootie is the most practical choice, especially for the type of shoe. Timberland’s are made to be used and to be able to stand up to wear and tear. They are made with durable, protective, supportive, and waterproof rubber. Rubber is the perfect choice because it is flexible right off the bat, leaving minimal break-in period. The sturdiness of rubber helps people feel more comfortable and stable. It also naturally has more shock absorption than leather. It is very durable and resistant to water and many other substances. This means that rubber soles will keep your feet dry, as long as the rest of the shoe is also waterproof/resistant. Rubber soles have much better grip than leather, and even in shoes where leather is used for the outsole, many shoemakers will use rubber in the forefoot and heel of the sole. All of the benefits of having a rubber outsole can be enjoyed by all, whether you’re wearing them casually or on an adventure. You can feel safe, secure, comfortable, and trendy all at the same time. Rubber soles do not always mean that a shoe is less classy. It all depends on how it is done and how it is presented. Timberland’s soles are gorgeous.
Comfort

Comfort

There are many features working together provide you with long-lasting comfort. Having a leather upper means these shooties will conform to the shape of your foot and be more flexible, meaning less break-in time. The leather is also breathable, and has the unique capability of absorbing moisture from your feet and expelling it is vapor; keeping your feet dry and cool. The insoles are OrthoLite, which are comfort foam insoles that offer moisture transport, antimicrobial function, and long-term cushioning under your feet. The material used for these insoles is breathable and it will not break down or lose cushioning, keeping your shoes comfortable and supportive for as long as they last. There is also a midsole layer added for comfort-the MirrorFit system. It is sturdy and molded to fit the natural curves of the foot for a more custom, secure fit. When you’re shopping for Timberland footwear, you’re most likely planning on wearing them for long periods of time. Comfort is extremely important when it comes to wearing shoes to be active for most of the day. You need something that can keep you going from sunup to sundown. Timberland is committed to doing just that for you.
Care

Care

The key to keeping any leather products nicer for a longer period of time is making sure that you take the time to take proper care of them. A lot of people don’t know how to do it right and end up making the situation worse. Timberland boots are made of nubuck leather, so they require special care. You can remove small debris with a soft brush, starting at the top of the ankle and brushing back and forth down the surface of the boot. An eraser can be used to remove scuff marks. Once you have erased the marks, lightly brush the leather again. Do spot cleaning at least once per week, especially if they are worn on a regular basis. You can scrub the soles with mild dish soap and a toothbrush, and a cotton swab can get the dirt out of the tread. Purchase cleaner that is designed for your boots’ specific fabric, use it, warm water, and your soft brush to scrub the outside/upper. Be sure to move the brush in one direction so that you keep the surface in good shape. Use as little pressure as possible when getting dirt off of the surface. You can scrub and apply more cleaner as necessary until you have gotten the leather completely clean.
Waterproof

Waterproof

Having a good, durable, waterproof shoe is important, even when you’re not planning on taking them on hiking trips in rain and mud. You never know when you’re going to be walking to the mailbox or around the block or the park when a sudden downpour decides to pop up. You’ll always be thankful for wearing shoes that can keep you dry and cool. And the Sutherlin Bay Shootie from Timberland can do just that. The rubber sole is waterproof and will protect the bottoms of your feet from whatever you’re stepping on/through. But having a waterproof outsole only goes so far if you don’t have water protection throughout the rest of your shoe, right? Right. Thankfully, the upper of this shootie is made from leather, which is water-resistant and what it doesn’t resist, it absorbs. It then expels the moisture as vapor. The leather can also protect you from abrasion and punctures. These shooties are equipped to protect you from the elements no matter where you choose to wear them.
Durability

Durability

Due to the construction of the Timberland brand boots, they are very durable. More durable than a lot of other footwear on the market. They have been dedicated to durability from the very beginning, wanting to keep people more comfortable for a longer amount of time. Yes, they come at a higher cost, but they don’t need to be replaced every couple months. There are many consumers who favor Timberland simply because they have proven time and time again that they can stand up to the test, year after year. Since the upper is real leather, it will be able to handle more wear and tear. It is abrasion and water resistant. It will conform to the shape of your foot and be a more secure, comfortable fit for the life of the boot. It will also keep your feet dry and cool (or warm in cold weather). Even if the leather wears out, it can be repaired or replaced, meaning the rest of the shoe doesn’t need replaced, keeping the shoe alive even longer. The rubber outsole contributes to the overall durability as well. Rubber can stand up to more rugged terrain. It can protect you from sharp objects, from slippery surfaces, from wet conditions. It is thick and strong and sturdy. Timberland’s have a good reputation for a reason. They are built to last.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you’re looking for a versatile shoe that you can go anywhere and do anything in, take the time to consider a pair of Timberland’s Sutherlin Bay Shooties. They can get you where you need to go, and they can get you there in style. Timberland is known for making high quality footwear that will do the job it is intended to do without having to sacrifice a sleek design to get it done. These boots can stand up to rain, snow, slush, mud, oil, rugged terrain, etc. Put them to the test. You can make many years worth of memories in the Sutherlin Bay shootie. Throw them on with a pair of leggings and a baggy sweatshirt in the fall. Sport them in the winter to walk to your car or to work. Wear them in the spring to skip through the puddles in. Bring them out in summertime to go for walks in the woods. Any time you want, anywhere you want, you can rest assured that Timberland’s will have your back.