Winter: are Timberlands boots good for snow or ice?

timberlands good for winter


When you’re walking on ice,  wearing a pair of boots that are made for winter conditions is a must; to avoid slipping and possibly injuring yourself. That why, there are important winter boot features, while shopping for them:

  1. the outsole,
  2. Bottom of the shoe, This should be thick, with deep treads for traction as you walk on ice
  3. Lining The lining of the shoe should also be suitable for cold weather and keep your feet dry as you walk over the ice
  4. flexible (as many winter boots are not)

This features with the overall construction help your feet adjust to different terrains.

Boots for fall and spring e.g. rubber boots do not have the same traction as winter specific boots – has waterproofing features and  thicker, larger treads for walking on ice.

Are Timbs good for snow or ice?

Oh… have you ever thought of a good pair of boots that can easily get through a chilly fall and cold winter ? or would love to have boots for the rain, snow, ice? then check out the Timberland’s iconic 6-inch Waterproof Boots which are a favorite of rappers like Kanye, Future, Jay Z, Drake, Kendrick, Pharrell, Nicki Minaj or For the ladies, the toasty-toes comfort of Timberland’s Teddy Fleece Fold Down Boots.

“The fashion suede boots” – Timberland: are popular  all round winter-specific boots, it is

  • Waterproof
  • Insulated 
  • and come with Anti-Fatigue Technology

there are great and would probably meet most of your requirement during fall, late spring and mild winter, but for extreme winter condition where you experience temperature drops to like -30C which is rare or -10C to -20C, you will probably needs a pair of Sorel brand boots that withstand heavy snow downfall, slush, and salt water which is very corrosive would destroy the timb’s leather or suede rapidly.

Timberland or Sorel for Snow or Ice

Timberland Boots comes with rubber/synthetic bottoms (like Sorels) which are cemented to the upper, holding pretty good and almost impossible to detach with your bare hands, but the flaws is the leather (suede), Which you can remedy by ensuring you condition the suede regularly using a waterproof spray to limit the effect of salt water, which could easily damage it.

Can I use a timberland boots in the winter?

Except you are going for a classic 6-inches boots in suede Timberland which the do not make any longer  which is less likely to get ruined by water and snow, I will advise you go for a pair of Sorel brand boots

Top 3 Flaws in using timberland boots during winter

  1. It’s not waterproof or water-resistant, the suede will get destroyed pretty quickly.
  2. Timberland boots will probably get stained from road salt which are very corrosive.
  3. Timberland boots aren’t lined or insulated, so you will absolutely need some warm socks in the depths of winter.

Timberland Alternative for Winter (Snow & Ice)

One brand I would recommend is Sorel brand boots. It comes with a removable, washable felt inner boot, vulcanized rubber out-sole and a 2.5 mm bonded felt frost plug MID-SOLE

Another brand is the Blundstone – especially the Super 550 Series  are  waterproof, warm/has ample room for thick socks, and is fairly fashionable.


If you still consider using a timberland boots in the winter here are some rule to adhere to

  1. Treat your timberland Suede Boots with water-repellent spray or nubuck protectant
  2. Don’t stay outside for lengthy periods of time
  3. Make sure there is enough room in the boot to wear a thick pair of wool socks.

all said, if its snowing the around you, you can get your good old Timbs in your closet. They wont  let me down, but remember ice ais still slippery unless you got spikes!

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