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Timberland Boots and Shoes: Frequently Asked Questions

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Why should you buy Timberland boots?

You are not bound to buy Timberland boots as there are many other reliable brands and products out there- alongside Timberland. You can go for Red Wing, Danner, Keen and some other good ones. However, if you really seek a cause behind your action, Timberland is the single most relied boot brand in America. People wear them for a number of reasons and without a reason. This widely accepted brand does not cost you a fortune, they are always good to wear, your return of investment (or expenditure) is guaranteed in terms of wear time and comfort.

It gives you a classic, acceptable, mediated and social outlook which is rather important.

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Are there fake Timberland boots? If there are any, how can you tell the fake ones? How do you know if your Timberland boots are real?

Yes, there were fake Timberland boots and shoes.

It is highly unlikely that you will get a pair of fake Timberland boots from platforms like Just go for the most reputed seller. How to find them? The ones who have the most number of reviews are old and reliable sellers.  You can also order from the official site. They never sell the fake ones. If you are buying from brick and mortar stores, just go to the famous or chain retailers.

It is rather hard to say for sure whether anybody is still making fake ones or not but there were fake ones.

Don’t buy from unreliable online stores. Always depend on original and authorized distributors and you are safe.

Are Timberland boots in fashion?

Yes. Timberland boots are modern yet ‘el classico’. They remain in the trend ever since they started reigning. Let us be clear on this point, Timberland is the most popular and best selling brand among the top ones. These are more in fashion than any other boot brand on this planet- when you consider US wearers.

Are Timberland boots suede or nubuck?

Wet boots are 34% heavier.

Waterproof shoes and boots are lighter.

There’s a good news. Most of them are full grain leather- which is the best of the qualities.    

Are Timberland boots unisex?   

Some are unisex while most of them are specifically for men or for women. You don’t have to hesitate, there are lots and lots of choices, you can surely find the pair suiting you.

Are Timberland boots good for motorcycle riding?

Yes. There are a number of Timberland boots which are great for bike riding. As you know, all of these boots are not good for this cause. You have to go through the specs and your choice.


Are Timberland boots good for rain?      

Obviously! There are a number of completely waterproof boots which are good for rain. You just need to make sure that you do not completely submerge them under water. Moreover, if you really want your feet dry, you better not use them for a long time in rain.

Can I use mink oil on timberland boots?

Yes, you can use mink oil on Timberland boots. It is always better to buy waterproof boots from them. If you are using a pair for some time which was not made waterproof by the brand, you can use mink oil.

Do Timberland boots get water stains?

They can, especially if your boots are not waterproof or water resistant. Even the waterproof ones can get stains if you abuse them for a long time. The point is, these are not made of indestructible stainless steel. These are made of leather. Even well treated good quality leather can get water strains. 

Do you have to waterproof Timberland boots and shoes?

No, you can rather buy waterproof boots from Timberland. This is the best option. However, you can also waterproof them.

How to make Timberland boots waterproof?

There are a number of ways to do it. If you did not buy a pair yet- go for waterproof ones. You do not need to go through the hurdles. It is always the best thing to do as out of the box waterproof shoes and boots are of the best quality. However, if you already have a pair and you wish to make them waterproof, this video will help you a lot:

How waterproof are Timberland boots?  

If you buy waterproof Timberland boots, they are pretty good – simply put, they retain the best quality. But that does not mean that your feet will remain completely dry after you completely submerge them in water for a long time. Stepping on upto 3/4 inch puddles is always ok. Working or walking in the rain for an hour should be ok. But you aught to take care of them after that. They should get a chance to dry and restore.


Steel Toe

Are all Timberland boots steel toe?

No. They make steel toes. However, all are not. For work, timberland make the pro boots. Timberland cobble boots and shoes for other purposes as well where you would never need steel toes.

Even all Timberland Pro boots are not steel toe. Primarily because every work does not require safety toes. If you do not need a feature, it will be a burden for you- in terms of price and utility.

Now, are all Timberland Pro safety toe cap boots steel toe?

No, comp toes are more viable now a days. They are lighter, warmer, electrically safer, rust free, thinner yet they can pass standards like ANSI, OSHA and ASTM.

There are timberland alloy toes other than steel- which use elements like aluminum and titanium.


Do Timberland boots come in wide?       

Yes, there are timberland boots for wide feet.

Do Timberland boots keep your feet warm?

Yes, especially if you buy the insulated ones. For proper warmth, you might want to look for non-steel toe boots. 

How high are these boots?

from 4/5 inches upto 11 inches [check]. You can get any height you want. Most popular Timberland boots are 6 inch and 8 inch high.

Can you clean Timberland boots with soap water? How to clean them with soap?

Surely, you do not dip them into soap water if they are new! Don’t ever try to marinate them as you are not gonna make a rare-medium rare steak out of them! Okay, back to the business, yes, you can do it in some cases. If you really need to wash them with soap water, be nice and gently on them and make it quick.

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