Sometimes it’s not about the style, it’s not for the fashion and it’s not for the looks; sometimes you just want to get the job done. Enter, Timberland’s Pro Endurance 6” Steel Toe Work Boots.
Work Boots have been a necessity since their inception and are many a times a lifeline for field-workers. Timberland’s Pro Men Endurance Work Boots are one of the best work boots that take the challenge of safety, durability & reliability head on.
Taking a closer look will help you make your decision. Starting off with the Pros & Cons.
- Heat-resistant outsole
- Anti-fatigue technology for absorbing internal shocks & stabilization
- Electric Hazard Protection
- Comes with Timberland Pro 30 days return guarantee
- Anti-microbial Lining
- Not completely waterproof
Those were the pros & cons. Up next are the key features that make-up these boots and are responsible for their resilience.
- Outright sturdy build for a heavy impression
- Uppers made out of premium full-grain leather for top-class quality
- Short break-in time so that you can get to work instantly
- Mesh lining with anti-microbial treatment for odor & moisture control
- Anti-fatigue technology through polyurethane midsole that greatly absorbs unwanted shocks
- Breathable anti-microbial foot-bed
- Metallic underfoot made out of puncture-resistant plate for lower protection
- Extra-wide steel toe + rubber “double toe” for added durability
- Each boot weighs 1054 grams
This boot is basically Timberland’s take on cross-breeding the perfect work boot. They have maintained excellent safety & durability while offering the maximum comfort possible. This makes these work boots an excellent choice for every field-worker who wishes to keep his feet intact from all hazards!
Timberland PRO Men’s Endurance 6” Steel Toe Work Boots Review
Time to take a closer look at the boots and examine their standing according to Design, Comfort, Safety & Durability.
Visually, the design is very smooth. Timberland has streamlined every single component and beautifully crafted the outside to provide a simple yet rugged look to the boots. The steel toe is clearly visible which is a great way to warn the wearer of the expected area of impact in case of an issue.
The boots are available in two colors:
- Black Full Grain
- Briar Full Grain
Both these colors greatly enunciate the manliness of these shoes and while both are equally wonderful, I would go with the Briar Full Grain ones. The reason behind this being their style, the steel-toe’s visibility and resistance to dust, temporarily!
The premium full-grain leather uppers are worth mentioning as they give the boots the same tough look as promised by the Timberland brand.
Let’s talk comfort. The boots are made using cement construction methodology that results in a very flexible work boot. This method greatly reduces the setting-time of the boot, giving the person a perfectly alright boot in just a few walks.
Coming towards the big guns, the boots feature “Anti-Fatigue Technology Comfort System”. This is basically a conjunction of several components that works together to minimize impact on your feet. In fact, the extra energy is smoothly absorbed and used to push your feet up while you take the next step! This greatly supports your feet, right up to your knees and eliminates stress even during long days.
Furthermore, the insoles are contoured, providing support at pressure points like the heel & ball. Lastly, the fiberglass shank provides structural support to the entire boot, preventing any undue collapse along the way.
First thing’s first, the steel-toe. The steel safety toe fitted in these boots meets the I/75 and C/75 impact standards, which are enough to save your feet from being crushed. The toes are not only reinforced by rubber for protection against abrasion but they are wider, giving your toes more room to relax.
The boots are made out of Timberland’s PRO rubber, which is a rubber compound specially made to be resistance to heat & abrasions. The grip provided by the outsole is excellent, and keeps traction at all kinds of surfaces. Heat resistance for the outsole goes all the way up to 1000 degrees Fahrenheit.
Lastly, the boots are properly insulated and are shielded from electrical hazards. This is a secondary line of defense for the boots and keeps the feet protected from energized conductors, live circuits and apparatus.
The boots are built to last. People who’ve worn these boots reported satisfaction not just from safety & comfort but also from longevity. Most of the credit goes to Timberland’s PRO Rubber which is resilient in the face of oil, abrasions and other foreign objects.
In addition, a metallic puncture resistant plate keeps the boot going in all kinds of environment, whether it’s a steel-mill, open ground or underground mining.
One very important component is the anti-microbial mesh-lining. This breathable layer keeps the moisture out and automatically neutralizes any biological object. This prevents wastage of the boots due to a fungus infection.
So, if you’re in it for long-hours, expect the boot to last for more than a year. However, note that there have been minor incidents where earlier breakage has been reported.
The boots are well-suited for construction workers, factory workers, electricians, lumberjacks, or any other person involved in heavy loading or in a location vulnerable to shocks.
How Do They Compare?
Competition #1: Caterpillar Diagnostic Waterproof Steel-Toe Work Boots
Timberland’s Endurance are only mildly waterproof, eliminating the moisture from the inside, while Caterpillar Diagnostics are completely waterproof.
Competition #2: Timberland White Ledge Men’s Waterproof Boot
These boots are lighter and offer waterproof protection. As they are lighter they have more utility.
Competition #3: Chippewa Men’s Logger Rugged Boots
Built solely for lumberjacks & wood chipping under all conditions & environments.
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