Timberland boots are known for being durable and high quality, but for some reason I never thought of Timberlands when shopping for work boots. Things just changed. The Timberland PRO Helix work boots are the most comfortable work boots I have ever strapped on to my feet. One common complaint with work boots, specifically ones with a toe protection, is that they are heavy and uncomfortable. Neither is true when it comes to the Timberland PRO Helix work boots. Read on for my full review.
You can strap the most expensive and/or most protective work boot on my foot, but if it isn't comfortable I won't wear it. A long day of work is made much longer by painful feet. With that said, after putting the Timberland Pro Helix boots through some long days, I can say this, they are very comfortable. In fact, I often wear the boots for non-work type stuff like walking, riding my motorcycle, etc,
One of the reasons the Timberland Pro Helix boots are so comfortable is that they are lightweight and don't have a heavy steel toe. I am not sure what the "Titan Safety Toe" is made out of, but it is not even noticeable and is totally comfortable.
"Our lightweight TITAN safety toe meets I/75, C/75 impact and compression, ASTM F2412-05 and ASTM F2413-05 safety standards and features a roomier protective toe box for a more comfortable fit."
Some of the features that make these work boots so comfortable:
- Contoured work tongue reduces bulk at ankle for better fit and comfort.
- Antimicrobial in lining and footbed reduces odor.
- Ortholite dual-density footbed provides cushioning and resists compression for comfort and durability.
- Outlast Adaptive Comfort climate control technology helps regulate temperature and moisture buildup
- Wider, roomier toe cap provides better fit and protection
Some of the safety features that make this boot a "true" work boot include hefty ankle support, a non-slip sole, a waterproof membrane, and a protective toe cap. I wore the boots in a few muddy and wet environments and I never felt like I was about to slip, and they kept my feet dry.
A few things that made me a fan of the Timberland Pro Helix boots that you can't find in the marketing material, The boot leather is thick and seems like it will last longer than my standard hiking boots. The rubber sole is harder than typical work boots and is holding up great. When opening the shoe box I noticed that I wasn't accosted with the smell of chemicals and glues. Not sure why, but it was refreshing for a change. The boots molded to my foot quickly and didn't require a long break-in period. I won't mention the name of the my previous work boots that just hit the trash can, but I can say this, I will be buying Timberland work boots from here on out. The comfort, durability, and brand name are hard to compete with.
You can find the Timberland Pro Helix boots here for around $120.