Timberland Waterproof Chukka Review

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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.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Competitive price tag
  • Waterproof design
  • Great look
  • Durable outsole
  • Amazing traction
Cons
  • No arch support
  • Suggested additional insole
Outsole

Outsole

The Timberland Waterproof Chukka boots have a durable rubber outsole that is designed to withstand whatever you can throw at it. In addition to the amazing durability that is offered by the sole, they also provide phenomenal traction on a plethora of surfaces. Whatever you are doing these boots are going to hold quite the grip, the rubber and lugs on the bottoms make sure of that, giving you a reduced risk of slipping and falling due to your feet sliding out from underneath you. Some customers mentioned that they were perfect for snowy days, great for the rain, and good when hitting the trails. There is almost no terrain or surface that you cannot wear these boots on.

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.
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the Timberland Waterproof Chukka boots features a comfortable footbed that gives you a moderate amount of cushioning that seems to be adequate for a lot of customers. As the footbed is made out of leather and not the traditional foam, they are not as comfortable as some reviewers would have liked and they opted to add an additional insert for more underfoot cushioning and better arch support. For the most part though, customers were happy with the padding the received from these boots without having to spend the extra money of an additional insole.
Upper

Upper

The uppers of the Timberland Waterproof Chukka boots are one of the best features of them, according to many customers. The leather uppers have a seam-sealed waterproof construction so your feet are sure to stay dry. What this means is, essentially, there is a layer of sealant that goes over the seams of the boots that seeps into the holes from the stitching ensuring that moisture cannot get in and cause damp feet.

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.
Weight

Weight

When you are in the market for a new pair of boots, whether for working, hiking, or casual wear, you are going to want to make sure they are not too heavy. You can expect to have some weight to them, they are work boots after all. They are going to be significantly heavier than a pair of sneakers, but that is normal. That being said, the Timberland Waterproof Chukka boots are not overly heavy. Customers have commented that they are pretty lightweight for what they are and that is much appreciated, no need to feel like they are carrying around too much extra weight on their feet. The actual weight of these boots, on average, come in at just under 2 pounds. That sounds like a lot but please remember they are well-constructed workboots.
Durability

Durability

When it comes to purchasing a good pair of work boots you are going to want to make sure that find a pair that is going to last you and not fall apart too quickly. If you are going to spend your hard earned money on a product you are going to want to ensure that you will not have to replace them after only a couple of weeks or months. You will not have problems with the durability of the Timberland Waterproof Chukka boots which is greatly appreciated by customers. They are designed to last and will not have to be replaced any time soon.

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.
Support

Support

A good pair of work boots is going to offer you a decent amount of support. The Timberland Waterproof Chukka boots are no different. Chances are if you are wearing them then you are going to be doing some kind of physical activity, whether it is work or hiking, so you are going to want to make sure that you are as safe as possible inside of your boots. The boots are high enough that they are going give you some ankle support which is a bonus. They have a four eyelet lacing system to make sure that you can get a snug fit to ensure your feet are secure inside of your boots, no need to worry about your feet slipping and sliding inside of them.

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.
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Timberland Waterproof Chukka boots are going to offer you a decent amount of flexibility. It is nice because you are not going to need to worry about your movements being restricted too much. You will have the ability to move your feet more freely and naturally than if you were wearing some of the other boots on the market. Remember, they are designed to keep you safe and secure so they might hinder your movement a little but that is normal and comparatively, they are flexible. You are going to be able to do your work comfortable and unrestricted which is always an added bonus in a pair of boots.
Fit

Fit

Purchasing the correct size of boots is essential to make sure you the most out of all the great things they can offer. If they are too big or too small they are going to be a lot more uncomfortable to wear, as well as not provide you the stability and support that you are going to need while you are out and about.

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.
Style

Style

Customers seem to really like the look and style of the Timberland Waterproof Chukka boots. They are the perfect height according to many, they come up and cover the ankles but they are not a full-size boot which is nice. They have a rounded to as well as a four eyelet lacing system to help give you an optimal fit and add to the aesthetics of the boots. They only come in a couple of color options, but that does not seem to be a deal breaker to any customers. You can get these in black, brown, or wheat (tan). There are tonal stitched accents along the uppers and the logo is embossed on the side of the boot to finish up the look. Whether you are wearing these in the woods, to work, or for running errands these are going to look good. Most customers pair them with a pair of jeans.
Comfort

Comfort

The Timberland Waterproof Chukka work boots have a decent amount of comfort to them, but there are some who were not very pleased. The leather uppers and fabric liner help keep your feet soft and comfy inside of your shoes. The waterproof uppers and moisture-wicking liner are going to help keep your feet dry which is also going to contribute to your comfort level. You will not have to worry about walking around with wet and cold feet all day.

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.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Timberland Waterproof Chukka work boots are an all-around great pair of boots that customers really seem to love. They are super durable and they are going to last you quite a while. They have an average price tag when compared to other similar products but they have the have an amazing lifespan which sets them apart from some of the others. The thick rubber outsole with additional lugs is going to ensure that they can take quite the beating, as well as keep you on your feet while you are on the go. Customers stated that whether you are in the snow, walking in the rain, or hitting the trails you are going to be safe of your feet as these will help keep you upright.

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.