Last year my parents' and grandparents' houses flooded,timberland red boots and I spent hundreds of hours working in the water, mud, sand, you name it, carrying refrigerators, washer/dryers, kitchen sinks, etc. out of their houses. I never had a leak or rolled an anke, or even felt sore in my feet. They have fabulous support, padded ankles, durable natural leather, and are incredibly lightweight. What more could you need in a boot??!!I often go out looking for new hiking timberland kids boots, thinking that a more technical pair would suit my outdoor activities. But after almost 5 years of wearing them, I could not be happier and just bought my second pair. I can't wait to see where they take me!Since I received these in late July I've put over 200-miles on them in 4-12 mile day hikes. Most hikes have been on trails, but a few off trail on steep side slopes and talus. Both off trail uses highlight the weakness of these womens timberland boots. The lack of a steel foot-bed makes the sole too flexible for comfortable off trail hiking on steep terrain.The cactus con was a surprise. For miles around my house small prickly pear are common and with leather uppers and Vibram soles I just ignored the cactus. My first hike with these and the soles were filled with a combination of needles and crushed cactus pedals. Basically the sole rubber is too soft to reject the needles, unlike a hard rubber Vibram sole.The Timberland website claims waterproof, not what I experienced. Took a 4-mile,4-hour hike in 2" of snow where the mens timberland boots toes were frequently dusted with snow, when I got home my socks were damp. Never experienced that with my Gore-Tex boots.I'm only mildly disappointed with these boots, they have limitations and I'll need to use them where they are best suited cheap timberland boots .
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