Winter: are Timberlands boots good for snow or ice?

timberlands good for winter


Walking on ice,  wearing a pair of normal boots, are you not scared of slipping? why not get timberland or a sorel to avoid slipping and possibly injuring yourself.

There are some important features to look for  when shopping for a winter boot

  1. The outsole: Is it made of durable material to withstand the cold conditions
  2. Bottom of the shoe: ask yourself is it thick, does it come 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 or Fashionable: as many winter boots are not, this decision should be based on your fashion taste

These features with the overall construction on a timberland boot help your feet adjust to different terrains when walking on snow.

Note: 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?

Yes, it’s winter,  and you  sure need a good pair of boots that can easily get you through chilly fall and snow

check out the Timberland’s 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, because it is

  • Insulated
  • Waterproof
  • 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 need a pair of  Sorel brand boots that can withstand heavy snow downfall, slush, and saltwater 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 flaw is the leather (suede), which you can remedy by ensuring you condition the suede regularly using a waterproof spray to limit the effect of saltwater, which could easily damage it.

Can I use a timberland boot in the winter?

Except you are going for  Timberland 6-inches boots in suede which they do not make any longer, it 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 is 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 outsole and a 2.5 mm bonded felt frost plug MID-SOLE

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

Caring for your timberland boot during winter 

  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 it’s snowing the around you, you can get your good old Timbs in your closet. They won’t let me down, but remember ice ais still slippery unless you got spikes!

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