The 10 Best Timberland Work Boots For Men
This wiki has been updated 18 times since it was first published in August of 2018. Work in many demanding and dangerous industries necessitates tough footwear. Known for their iconic tan model, Timberland produces high-quality and stylish boots for men that can withstand plenty of abuse, yet still look good after hours. These selections offer all the features you'll need to get the job done, such as slip-resistant soles, safety toecaps, and waterproofing. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
April 23, 2020:
It was a fairly painless round of updates, with the majority of our previous selections maintaining their positions. However, we did need to remove the Titan Lace-to-Toe due to availability issues, and replaced it with the Endurance HD – an all-black model with a composite toe and shank.
A few things to think about for this category:
Protection: Although some models do go above and beyond, the biggest way work boots protect their wearers tends to be by armoring their toes, and sometimes having a shank in place to guard against any nails or sharp objects that might pierce through their sole.
Historically, steel’s been the material of choice for these purposes, but composite alternatives are becoming increasingly popular, owing to their favorable light weight and the fact that they don’t get as cold during extreme weather. So, while models like the Gridworks Industrial and Excave Met sport a steel shank, the Endurance HD depend on a fiberglass shank for protection.
The Pit Boss feature a steel toe, while the Pro Ridgework employ composite materials for the same purpose. Other fashion-focused models, like the Gridworks Industrial, have a soft toe, and are not considered appropriate or, in many cases, permissible for construction-industry work.
Fit and Support While slip-on models like the Excave Met can make for cozy casual wear, if you’re looking to invest in a work boot for working in, you’re going to want laces. Like the Endurance HD, many models are available in both six- and eight-inch sizes; six-inch boots are a bit easier to put on, and can be quite a bit less stifling on a hot day, but the extra two inches of support offered by an eight-inch boot can make a huge difference – in terms of preventing rolled ankles and giving you something to tuck your long underwear into during winter.
Guarantee and Warranty: All Timberland boots are backed by 30-day comfort guarantee and a one-year limited warranty. Although, many who’ve owned a pair will testify: if you take care of these boots, they have the potential to last for quite a bit longer.