Timberland Boots For When You’re A Man

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“I always used to think leather boots and shoes were reserved for special occasions, and you had to wear sneakers during the day. This was when I was younger. But now I know that smarter shoes can be worn all day, thanks in part to modern shoe manufacturers making them comfortable enough to wear every day. Timberland are my first choice, with all day comfort and killer designs.”

These types of shoes are ideal for wearing with a dark pair of denim jeans (I’m currently wearing Naked & Famous denim, available in Cape Town at Loading Bay) I could easily wear the following pairs of shoes every day of my life:

Timberland Wodehouse Chukka

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This is an awesome pair of mid length boots, easy going and nothing too fancy. Will work in any situation thanks to their shiny (But not too shiny) appearance.

Details:

Premium Horween full-grain leather, hand finished for a unique, well-worn and well-cared-for appearance
Molded leather midsole for a handcrafted look and great styling
Leather outsole with a rubber heel and forefoot insert for traction and flexibility
Waxed cotton laces
Note that minor differences may be present in the right and left shoes as part of the worn-in aesthetic

Timberland Wodehouse Oxford

timberland wodehouse oxford

Definitely one of the best looking pair of shoes I’ve seen recently, nice point to them without being too pointy. If there is one thing I do not recommend to anyone (A personal choice), it is square toed shoes. It reminds me too much of Richard Hammond. Boot cut jeans and square toe shoes make you look like you’ve just stepped out of college and are trying to impress at your first job interview, using clothes you’ve had since school.

Details:

Premium Horween full-grain leather, hand finished for a unique, well-worn and well-cared-for appearance
Molded leather midsole for a handcrafted look and great styling
Leather outsole with a rubber heel and forefoot insert for traction and flexibility
Waxed cotton laces
Note that minor differences may be present in the right and left shoes as part of the worn-in aesthetic

Timberland Counterpane Oxford

timberland counterpane oxford

It’s quite difficult to find a pair of Oxfords, but they are an absolute classic and every man should own a pair. These are a nice change from regular black/dark brown Oxfords. I love the tobacco colour.

Details

Premium Horween full-grain burnished leather combined with CF Stead suede for a well-worn appearance
100% organic cotton canvas and leather lining wicks moisture away and adds comfort
Cushioned leather insole provides all-day comfort and reduces fatigue
Leather sole with rubber heel and forefoot delivers traction and flexibility
Subtle differences may be present between the left and right shoes as an intentional element of worn and repaired design

I haven’t looked to see if these shoes are available at Timberland in Cape Town, but they are on their online store so I assume Timberland will be getting stock in South Africa, if they don’t already have.

From my experience with my pair of Timberlands, they are a superior shoe to anything else I have ever owned. At just under R1000, mine were the same price as my Feiyue sneakers, which fell apart at the seams. The comfort levels of Timberland are unsurpassed, and I wear them on a daily basis with a pair of Japanese selvedge denims from Naked & Famous.

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