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These boots are comfortable but they only last six months.,
This review is from: Timberland Pro Men's Titan 6" Coffee Soft-Toe Boot (Apparel)
I have worked in these boots six days a week for seven months. They now have large cracks in the soles (same spots on both boots) that let water in. Which makes them useless in exterior construction work or anything else out doors if it should rain. Seven months ago I was a fan of these boots. They were easily the most comfortable boot I have ever tried. However, for the money they cost I will go for Red wing next time.
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Initial post: Dec 6, 2010, 9:03:12 PM PST
Amazon Customer says:
Same exact thing happened to my boots at the six month mark. Very comfortable boots. I am going to try one more pair and see how long they last.
Posted on Dec 25, 2010, 4:19:56 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 25, 2010, 4:42:26 AM PST
Get more then one pair for the soles, I have found that using more then one pair helps out for that. I have four pairs so I can rotate them. When wet you can let them dry slowly and rotate them too. Then keep them tanned properly. I have four pairs and they are all over two years old and all of them look and feel like new. Six days a week for one pair of boots is in my opinion just too much to ask. Three things to remember about real leather, they need water, yes water, (they are after all made out of animal shin. How do you think your skin would look if it had too little water in it?) oil, I use mink oil, and water proofing, I use bee's wax. In that order. If they get soaked, let them dry out slow, about two days, then wipe the dirt off with a lightly damp clothe, oil them if needed, too much oil will make the leather week, I oil mine about two times a year, last, wax them to waterproof them. I hope this helps. I feel your pain. I had to learn the hard way when I first saw my $100 boot all cracked and dried up. Then I got into the habit of doing this. Now I have great looking boots all the time that hold up very well. I also have two pairs of cowboy boots, one pair is over 30 years old and they still look very nice. I've had to only re-heal and re-sole them one time each.
Posted on Dec 25, 2010, 4:22:07 AM PST
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Posted on Jan 11, 2011, 8:28:26 AM PST
V. W. Bono says:
I too have boots that have developed large deep cracks on the soles. I have worn them four or five days a week inside only, on the concrete floor of a warehouse, without them ever getting wet. I noticed the cracks about a year after I started to ware them, however the cracks may have developed long before that. Just last week I ordered a new pair and plan to ship the old ones back to the manufacture to see what they say about the cracks. It could be some fault in the material that the soles are made out of, I don't know but hope they will corespond with me.
Posted on Nov 15, 2011, 2:12:09 PM PST
i have had 8 pairs of these boots and they all crack in the same spot,,at about 6 months ,
but i love them for those 6 months i have tried other boots and my feet are killing me by end of day ,,so for me i just buy two pair at a time..
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2013, 2:29:19 PM PDT
Darryl Smith says:
He's having a problem with the soles, not the uppers. I think most people know how to condition the uppers; that is not his issue with these boots.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2014, 8:27:30 PM PST
herb h. says:
After 30 years and still going, I have had all the good, the bad & the ugly, between this pair and the wolverine durashocks, best 2 pair and most comfortable boots you can buy.
Trying buying 2 pair at 1 time and alternate them , I have never and I mean NEVER , had any kind of problem with this boot, Good luck on your quest.
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