Timberland Waterproof Chukka Review
Timberland is known for making great quality footwear for those who spend a lot of time outside. Whereas they do have other outdoor products such as apparel, sunglasses, and other accessories, the company is best known for its shoes and boots. Whether you are into hitting the trails in the woods, hunting, or running the city streets, they will have something for you. They take their inspiration from the New England heritage that their company was founded decades ago. They did not disappoint fans with their Timberland Waterproof Chukka boots. You will get the classic Chukka look that customers enjoy, but you will also get the great Timberland quality. They are waterproof so you will not have to worry about working all day with wet and soggy feet. Some customers mentioned that they might not be the most comfortable right out of the box, which is a bit disappointing, but with the addition of an insole they can give you added cushioning and arch support that is needed in these boots. The average price tag is worth it when you consider you will not have to replace these boots any time soon, reviewers believe that they got their monies worth out of these boots and stated that they would recommend them to others. If you are in the market for a great pair of boots then Timberland has you covered.
- Competitive price tag
- Waterproof design
- Great look
- Durable outsole
- Amazing traction
- No arch support
- Suggested additional insole
These boots also feature a 1-inch heel that is going to give you a little extra height. It may seem a little silly to add a heel to your work boots but it is actually designed to help increase the lifespan of the sole since most people will step with their heels down first when they are walking.
Whether you are just looking for a good and comfortable pair of boots to wear to work or you are hitting the wooded trails for a long hike then soles of these boots are going to give you the protection you need to keep you as safe as possible.
In addition to the leather and waterproof upper, you will also have the added benefit of a breathable and moisture-wicking fabric that lines the toebox and forefront of the boots. This is going help the inside of your shoes stay just as dry as the outside. The liner is going to help the sweat from your feet bead up and roll off it and allowing it to evaporate quickly so you will not have to worry about wet and soggy feet.
Most reviewers stated that they are very durable and they had no problems. The rubber and lugged outsole with a 1-inch heel is designed to take a lot of abuse without any premature wear and tear. The construction and leather of the uppers are also made to take a beating. They are boots made for hard working people and as such, they should be able to keep up with the task at hand.
The biggest downfall, however, is that they do not have any kind of arch support which is very disappointing for most customers. You can purchase an additional insole that will give you this feature, but right out of the box they are not going to give you the underfoot support that you might require.
Additionally, the Timberlands are designed for those with a neutral gait and as such, they are not considered to be a stability boot. If you have the tendency to overpronate or supinate then there might be better choices out there for you, but these might not give you what you need.
Customers mentioned that the Timberland Waterproof Chukka work boots run about a half of a size too big so it is advised that you go down a half size when purchasing them. If you are unsure of what size to get you can always consult the size chart to make sure you are getting the best fit out of your boots. Some reviewers mentioned that these might not be the best option for those with rather narrow feet as they are slightly wider than expected, so this is something that you might want to keep in mind.
There is a leather footbed that offers you a little padding right out of the box, but this is where most customers have problems. There is just not enough cushioning for a lot of people. Most will purchase an addition insole that will give you more underfoot padding, and more importantly, arch support. Customers have complained about the lack of arch support so this is an additional purchase that you might want to make.
The classic Chukka look with the great waterproof leather works together to not only give the boots their name but to keep customers coming back for more. Most reviewers suggested that they would recommend this product to their friends and family so if you are in the market for a good and reliable pair of work boots then these ones might be the perfect option for you.