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Timberland Earthkeepers® Rugged Original Leather 6" Boot Reviews

188 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

32%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

41% "Felt a full size larger "

90% "Felt true to width"

68% "Moderate arch support"

163 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 6/10/09
Overall Rated:3 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These shoes look so freakin' good, and yet they fell apart with three months of city wear. The soles wore down an inch in the first month (no joke), and the rest of the boot was soon to follow. I wish Zappos had a durability rating - these are very comfortable and extremely good looking with any pant you wear...but unless you're treating these with the utmost care, they are very, very badly made. Incidentally, the first run of these boots had a design flaw (not sure if it's fixed or not) - the sole is actually two separate pieces glued together. Within the first two weeks, the flaps on one boot came undone (making them wag like an open mouth when I walked), and I had to exchange them for a new pair. Timberland was happy to accommodate, saying they had had a number of returns. The same problem occurred on my new pair about two months later. Little Shoe-Goo solved it, but come on. I expect better.

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25 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/15/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

Great look, but the hollow rubber soles don't hold up. I wore through mine in just the first couple months.

Additional 168 Earthkeepers® Rugged Original Leather 6" Boot Timberland Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 23, 2008

Anonymous

from Boston, MA.

Comfortable - My wife gave me these boots for x-mas. They are the most comfortable boots I have ever worn. I wear a size 12M and could have got by with an 11 1/2M. They are also a bit wide but fine with a thick sock. There is no need to break them in as they are perfect right out of the box. Great with jeans in all types of weather. I have not really tested the waterproof claim, other than walking several miles through the snow & there was no issue with dampness going through the leather. These boots are nice looking and well worth the money.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 5, 2008

Jennifer M

from Plymouth, Massachusetts

Very Impressed - My husband loves them. He says they are the most comfortable shoe he has ever worn. These are boots that he would consider getting resoled when necessary. Thank you, it was the best Christmas present in the house!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 15, 2012

Robby

 

Great look, but the hollow rubber soles don't hold up. I wore through mine in just the first couple months.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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January 28, 2012

Nelson l

 

I own two pairs of these, one in black one in brown. The style, comfort, and design all get five stars. The sole gets only one. The soles are poorly made and you slip on every surface when wet. These boots get two stars .

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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September 10, 2011

Anonymous

from Northeast PA

While these boots are great looking and extremely comfortable, they are not work boots by any stretch of the imagination. There is no lining that attaches the tongue to the rest of the boot (like others have said) so the instant you would step in like an inch of water your feet would be soaked. Also the leather is way too supple and has no secondary layer or support to speak of. I have to admit, I am pretty disappointed that Timberland didn't make these "Earthkeepers" more weather proof - I will be sending them back tomorrow.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

April 18, 2011

Patrick C

from Boston, MA

Great looking boot, super light, and EXTREMELY comfortable due to the ultra soft leather. Unfortunately, because the leather is so soft the boot loses its shape rather quickly, especially in the heel area. Also, runs a full size larger than marked.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 3, 2011

Dimitri N

from New York

Great looking boot that is not designed for use in snow/rain. Absorbs water and your feet get soaked. In addition, the sole is very soft and wears out easily, almost like a sponge. The leather is actually showing signs of wear with two winters of use. Overall, great looking boot when the weather is cold and dry, but definitely not for snowy/wet conditions. I am quite disappointed with this boot given the cost.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

October 4, 2010

Victor C

from Portland, OR

I bought this boot in January of 2008. After 13 days, the top leather of the insole separated from the foam base merely from regular foot sweat. I understand earth-friendly adhesives are great, but that was ridiculous. Considering it a manufacturer defect, I attempted to contact Timberland directly to receive a replacement insole. Instead, I got the run around, continually being told to contact so-and-so who told me to contact the next person. Zappos' amazing customer service stepped in, called me, and offered to send me a new pair of the boots and send mine back once they arrived. I appreciated the A+ service I received and won't hesitate to purchase from Zappos, but unfortunately I won't be purchasing another Timberland product. These boots are really comfortable otherwise, and fashionable, I wouldn't recommend them to anyone expecting to wear them like you would actual boots; my Chuck Taylor All Stars have held up better.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

October 4, 2009

Anonymous

 

These boots are not waterproof, the tongue is not attached to the side of the boot. So if you get water over the toe of the boot, your feet are going to end up wet, unless you tie the boot up so tight it cuts off your circulation. They are comfortable, but wouldn't use them outdoors.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 12, 2008

Lee G

from Buffalo, NY

Nice looking, uncomfortable, not an all-day boot. First let me say the service by Zappos has been incredible! This boot was disappointing. While good looking, it lacked padding, especially in the tongue. Didn't seem very durable. Certainly not a work boot for someone on their feet all day. Felt like 1930's technology in a modern boot. A classic look, but not the Timberland comfort I have had in the past. I sent these back. Felt a WHOLE size larger than marked!

Brands I'd also recommend: Timberland PRO

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 11, 2012

C.K.

from Lost Coast, Cali

Awesome boot! I am very pleased with this product. It is super comfy (first wear six mile hike) and problem free! I took the advice of others and ordered one size smaller and they were perfect. However, after just a few weeks the stitching on one of the tongues is coming apart. A bit disappointing. I am going to have it repaired because I do think/hope they will last and because they are just so dang comfortable! Outside of the tongue glitch I give these boots an A+.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 1, 2012

Anonymous

from New Haven, Connecticut

These are amazing boots! Bought these for my boyfriend and he loves them! Perfect for dressing up or down. He wears a size 12 and I ordered him a 10.5W and they fit him like a glove! As always, Zappos had them delivered in speedy time!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 12, 2012

Anonymous

 

Looks and feels great. Nice soft leather. Great in wet conditions. Size runs a size bigger. This is my outdoor boot.

Brands I'd also recommend: reds wings

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 1, 2011

Art A

from El Paso, Texas

Nice looking boots, great quality, although they run a full size larger.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 10, 2011

Steven R

from New York

I have flat feet with no arch. I have purchased two sets of shoes this year and all of them hurt my feet badly. I had an old pair of Timberland work shoes that felt comfortable so I searched for the same in walking shoes. I now need to buy buy another pair in a different color. This will be my third pair since I have found what works for my feet and a pair for my son for he has my feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 26, 2011

Brian

from Kansas City, MO

Felt about a size larger than normal. So far has been a very good boot. Nice looking and no issues.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 12, 2011

Anonymous

from Milwaukee, WI

Overall, a great boot although I've only had them for a month. I'm on my feet in an ecology lab and in classrooms all day long and the comfort of the boots can not really be matched, never had a problem. They are very light and well cushioned. The ability to layer thicker socks basically means that you have a quality 3 season boot. The sizing on these is correct (i.e. not the poor sizing on Timberland Pro). The leather is waterproof (although I'll be redoing that every so often anyway) but the gussets on the sides of the boot are not closed off. If you submerge the boot above about 1" to 1.5" your feet will be wet, just to let you know in advance.They break in very quickly and take wear quite well. Granted I haven't had them for too long so I don't know about the long range durability. Still, if you are considering them, go for it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 11, 2011

Eddy B

from Miami, FL

Comfortable and great looking boot. Runs pretty big, had to get a full size smaller to get the right fit. I wore these in some pretty rough weather and they've stood up pretty well so far. Only issue is the leather-based insole stained my socks. Otherwise, great boot.

Brands I'd also recommend: Red Wing, Aldo, Ecco, Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 28, 2011

Wilson

from The Cuse, NY

Great boots. Solid, fashionable, tough. It's cool as well that they are from recycled stuff.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 1, 2011

Anonymous

from north east

I bought these boots for the winter and for hiking. They have been great. Waterproof, comfortable and look good. Only problem is the size issue. I normally wear a size 10 but I found 8-1/2 fit me best.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 23, 2011

Anonymous

from bloomington, IN

Bought these for my 21 year old son. They were a bit too big for him, but fit my husband who also loved them. So, he kept them and I ordered a second pair for my son. They both love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 22, 2010

Rory M

from NYC

Love these boots. I spend 12 hours a day on a construction site and they haven't let me down - comfortable & durable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 7, 2010

Kathy W

from Camden Tennessee

I bought these as a gift for my son. He absolutely loves them for both his job and everyday wear. He will not wear any other brand but Timberland. Timberland and Zappos are both superior and I would highly recommend both to everyone!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 24, 2009

Norman C

from Bowie, Maryland

Timberland Earthkeepers 6" Leather Boot - This pair of boots feels and looks great, I just got mine so I'm not sure how durable it's gonna be but these are more for light duty. It has a soft sole (although it doesn't seem like it in the photo) gave it a pinch and wondered if it would hold up but they do flex as you move with it pretty good. As they've said no break-in required, really comfortable out of the box and definitely looks good with jeans or khakis (got mine in black). I normally wear a size 9 1/2 followed the review and ordered a half size smaller and it was still big so I returned it and ordered an 8 1/2...still not right, finally ended up ordering a size 8 and at last got it to fit perfectly. So all in all if you like ordering stuff online like I do, I strongly suggest to order at least a full size smaller, so if you do have to exchange it still at least you only have to do it once and not twice like I did or you could test fit it first at your local shoe store. Overall experience with Zappos has been great, they have real good customer service, and I couldn't be happier with their shipping process. I'd definitely come back here again!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 11, 2008

Anonymous

from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Great Boots! Very comfortable right out of the box and truly waterproof. I have walked through snow and deep standing water and my feet remained warm and dry. I would highly recommend these boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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