Timberland Euro Hiker
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $79
Comfort and durability wrapped up in one, but oh so much more.
- Great fit
- Very durable
- Break in needed
These boots are something to talk about. They are very comfortable with little break-in time. The ankles are stiff but soften as you wear them. The fit is true to size and has a generous toe box. I have high arches and there is plenty of support. The water resistance is great, being in 6 inches of snow for several hours and feet were still dry. The traction is good and I had little slippage.
Nothing fancy just good, practical, leather boots.
Materials: Light weight all leather
Use: Tough trail
Break-in Period: 2-3 weeks
Weight: 2 lbs 10 oz
Price Paid: $65 on sale
I got these boot on sale and at first I was not sure I had gotten my money's worth. The break-in was quite hard on my feet but I don't use shoes all that often so that has something to do with it (I live in the tropics). Since then I have put 150-200 miles of city and rough trail walking on them. other than replacing the insoles with a set of superfeet (I have had the superfeet for years) these boots have been great. On-trail hiking here in Hawaii can and does often qualify as off trail. It's rough enough that it can take 5 hours to hike 7 miles. No blisters and no bruised feet.
Break-in Period: 1-3 days
Not the best shoe ever but maybe the best for the money, particularly if you can find a discontinued style or color.
Felt comfortable the first day. Mostly broken in the next day and comfortable enough for all day use by day three. Good support and a very soft tongue.
Unlike other multi-purpose shoes in this type, work, hiking, walking, the Timberlands seem at home doing all three.
All in a recommendation for the light day hiker or work boot without the steel toe.
Use: Day Hiking & med. pack
Break-in Period: 2 weeks
Weight: 3 lbs(approx)
Price Paid: $100 US
I'm a big guy at 6'4", 275lbs. It takes a lot to find a pair of boots that fit. These are not the ones! They took forever to break-in and once broken-in they were still uncomfortable. I bought a good insole and that helped a little but not enough. I'm going to try Vasque next.