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Timberland Earthkeepers® Bethel Buckle Mid Lace Reviews

140 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

76% "Felt true to size"

72% "Felt true to width"

74% "Moderate arch support"

129 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 1/11/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These are a great pair of boots and I'm very pleased with my purchase! As soon as I took them out of the box, I could tell they were solidly well-made. I have slim calves, and needed a boot that wouldn't gap open at the top. Since these both zip and lace up, they were the perfect choice. Like another reviewer, I felt a little like Tomb Raider chick in them (confirmed by the hubby) tough looking and at the same time, really classy. I first ordered a 7 since some reviewers said the boot felt larger than marked. However, the 7 was too large for me (too much room in the toe area) so I returned them for a 6.5 and those are a much better fit. To give you an idea for fit, I wear a size 6 in flats and a size 7 running shoe, so boots for me typically fall right in the middle at 6.5 so I can wear a thicker pair of socks with them. These boots aren't particularly tall, ending just at the largest part of the calf, but for me this length is very flattering. I am only 5'1" and tall boots overwhelm my small frame, so a close-fitting boot that's at mid-calf is really perfect for me. If you have large or muscular calves, you may have trouble with the length of the laces if you plan to lace all the way up. I have enough lace leftover to tie a bow, but not much extra. In other words, if you need to let out the laces some to accommodate for your calves, you may want to invest in another pair of longer laces. Another reviewer mentioned how the tongue isn't attached all the way up the inside of the boot. I see the logic in the design, because if you want to "punk out" the boots a little by letting the tongue loll and leaving laces undone, it wouldn't be do-able if the tongue was attached all the way to the top of the boot. While pricey, these boots were a great buy because they can be dressed up or down, and worn with dresses, leggings and skinny jeans. They're also versatile for weather: you can totally wear these through the fall and winter without being ruined in the rain and snow...just don't go tramping through snowdrifts or anything. :-) Oh, one final thought: these are very comfortable boots and so far no blisters of any sort. They are only a tiny bit stiff, but the great part is they won't slouch at the ankle like a lot of boots, because these are solidly constructed. I am sure they will become even more comfortable over time. Thanks Zappos for the always amazing service! :-)

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11 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 12/8/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This is not a wide width. This is extremely narrow. If you need a wider shoe, this boot will not work.

Additional 120 Earthkeepers® Bethel Buckle Mid Lace Timberland Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 13, 2012

Anonymous

from Southeastern California

These are the most comfortable shoes! No breaking in was needed; it was as if the shoe was custom-made. I had ordered these in my usual US 8.5, completely forgetting that I wear thick socks with this type of footwear, so I was fearful the boots would be too small. But it was a perfect fit. The leather and workmanship are of good quality too. Now for the negatives, and this is only from the view of my motorcycle-riding. The tread is non-slippery but is rather shallow. I see myself wearing these out within a year. The calf section barely covers my calf and my calves are moderately sized. Knowing what I know now, I'd still order them; they're that comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 4, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love these boots. From the moment I put them on they were comfortable! I like the way they look with everything from under pants to over leggings.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 10, 2012

Anonymous

from Columbus, Ohio

So sad! Received this boot and absolutely love it! Got it in brown and sized up 1/2 size as the reviews say they run small. However, they were so narrow, I could not even squeeze my foot in and so sad :(

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 21, 2011

Anonymous

from New York, NY

I love, love, love them. Perfect fit and very comfortable. Not to mention they are very stylish. So many people have complimented me when I wear them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 14, 2011

Anonymous

from northern Mass

Love my boots! I have wide calves but this work just fine. I sometimes take an 8 1/2 but these are 9 and fit perfect! Comfy! I wore them all night and my feet were happy dappy. And the guy I went on a date with gave them many thumbs up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 9, 2011

Rebeka R

from South Pasadena, CA

I am so happy with these boots! They feel good they look good easy to get on with the zip, I have a high arch hard to do the pull on boot. Good support my feet don't hurt after standing and walking all day. They are also light and well made.

Brands I'd also recommend: off the beaten track

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 8, 2011

Casey H

from Seattle, WA

This is not a wide width. This is extremely narrow. If you need a wider shoe, this boot will not work.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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November 28, 2011

Georgia V

from Port Townsend, WA

These were supposed to be a D-Wide. I barely managed to get one boot on and took it off right away feeling very much like one of Cinderella's ugly stepsisters. Then I measured the D? width against the B width of my own old boot. The new "wide" boot was 1/4" narrower than my old regular width boot. These are nice looking boots but either I was sent a narrow instead of a wide or they are mis-sized. I'm disappointed.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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January 12, 2013

JennSkye

from SF Bay Area, CA

Finally, I have found my first pair of "skinny calf" boots that are not $300 or more, yay Zappos! Pictures & video do not do this boot justice, it's really good looking, not as rugged as pictured. I bought the dark brown & it's a rich dark chocolate color, also well made boot, I get tons of compliments every time I wear these! Perfect fit right out the box. I usually wear a size 9 in dress shoes, sandals & boots, true to size. I am usually a difficult fit, thin calves and flat narrow feet, these are super comfy right out out of the gate. I wearing them with everything: skinny jeans, tights, leggings etc. usually just a med weight sock works. Buckle at ankle is adjustable which helps getting the perfect fit along with laces then zip & go! Nice snug fit with no gaping at top. (FYI, I'm 5.9 120 lbs thin build, boot hits mid calf). If you have thick calves/legs, this is not the boot for you. Zappos offers tons of boots in "wide calf" but not many for us skinny legged girls, Thanks Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Timberland, Sanuk, Dansko, Earth, Born, Clark's

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 21, 2012

Yavie

from St. Louis, MO

These boots are fantastic! I have very "wimpy" feet an hour walking around in shoes and they get sore so I usually just wear decent flip flops. I've been wearing these boots every couple of days since I received them, and have absolutely no screaming from my wimpy feet. (: For me, the moderate arch support is just perfect, any more or less and my feet would complain. I wear between 9.5 and 10.5 depending on the style and brand of shoe, and these 10's fit my feet just perfect. The toe box is big enough for my toes to wiggle around, but not so big that they feel lost in there. Heel is the same way. What I particularly love about these boots is how adjustable they are in the ankle and calf. My lower leg is very skinny, so I pull the laces as tight as they can go if I'm wearing a skirt/leggings, just a little looser for skinny jeans. For a wider calf, there is plenty of room to adjust, so no need to worry that there'd be gaps between the tongue and sides. For reference, 16" is as wide as it goes with no gap at the calf. The buckle at the ankle is also very adjustable. Bottom of my heel to the back bend of my knee is 17 inches, and the top of the boot is 7 inches below the bend of my knee (measurements taken sitting down.) The soles have excellent traction with deep "grooves" so these will be good in snow and on ice. Now that the technical stuff is out of the way... I've worn these with skirts (long flowy; short tight; medium A-line), skinny jeans, leggings, and boot cut jeans. They look terrific with all of them, and work well with almost any look - hippy, goth, casual, semi-dressy, retro... you get the idea. The boot cuts I wore untucked. These are comfortable on a bare leg, no need for tall socks - there is no painful rubbing or chafing at all. My feet also run "hot", but I didn't have any swimming in sweat (sorry for the visual!) These boots would also work for men, but on a woman depending what you're wearing, they come off as moderately feminine. (: I really can't say enough good about these boots, as I said above, they're fantastic and I'm very picky about what my feet can handle!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 4, 2012

Therese

 

The boots fit perfectly and are very comfortable. I love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 24, 2012

Elaine W

from San Francisco, CA

I love these boots. They're rugged, yet stylish so they easily transition from work to play. Extremely comfortable too for a combat boot style which I usually find stiff and heavy or without much arch support. I can last all day in these - whether standing still or running around, they feel great on. I love that they have a zipper as well as laces from top to bottom, so it can be easily adjustable around the ankles and calves. I'd gladly purchase these again and again and also in the other colors available. Really versatile boot!

Brands I'd also recommend: Rieker, Ecco, Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 4, 2012

Corrina l

 

Boots are comfortable and super cute! I went a half size per other reviews but that was not needed. Their boots should fit true to size. My foot is not swimming enough to send them back, I can live with a little extra room.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 21, 2012

Krista

from Costa Mesa, CA

These Timberlands are great! I was about to give up looking for boots because nothing seemed to be tight enough around my skinny calves or narrow enough for my feet. The laces make it easy to adjust to your calf size and although these are not really "narrow", they're narrow enough to be snug without needing thick socks. Usually I have to add arch supports to my shoes, but these provide enough support to be extremely comfortable after an entire day of running around. I also love the generous toe box. These aren't only comfortable and made well, but they are so cute! I have the brown ones and I get multiple compliments every time I wear them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 19, 2012

Rachel

 

These are simply amazing. I feel like I can do anything in them. I read a lot of comments that they run small so I went up a little. They are still fine, but I it wasn't necessary.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 12, 2012

Anonymous

 

Beautiful boots! Comfortable and the latest fashion...from middle school to college campus! Zappos has great customer service!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 31, 2011

Martha M

 

Excellent fit and quality. I can walk all day in these without my feet feeling heavy, tired, or cramped. They are flattering to the calves as well. Overall, a truly great purchase for my wardrobe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 17, 2011

Anonymous

from Arizona

I read the other reviews of these and ordered an 8 (I usually wear 7½) and they fit perfectly. I am definitely the kind of person who lives in boots, and these are ones I know will last a long time. The leather is fairly stiff, so if you are not used to that, it might take some adjustment. I love that they have a stacked heel and traction, most boots I have worn are slick on the bottom. They are sort of a perfect mix of military and riding boots. I have been living in these for almost a week and have zero complaints and already received a ton of compliments. They are just great!

Brands I'd also recommend: frye, aldo

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 14, 2011

Vernell G

from Washington DC

I hesitated awhile before purchasing these boots but I must say, this is the best boot purchase I've made in the last few years. The quality is excellent, they are super comfortable and above all, they look rich and go with a multitude of my clothes. Don't hesitate they are well worth the price.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dolce vita, Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 14, 2011

Celia B

from Hardwick, NJ

These boots are way cool. They are true to size, as I am a size 7. Even my husband liked them! I'm just disappointed that they are made in China.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 4, 2011

Heather D

from New York, NY

Incredibly comfortable right out of the box. I sprained my ankle just before a trip to Europe - my doctor said I should get lace-up boots for better support while walking. These boots were extremely comfortable, gave my ankles great support, look cute, and go with skinny jeans or skirts so they were versatile for the trip. I also bought these to try in the tan color, but liked the black/brown color best.

Brands I'd also recommend: Kate Spade

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 15, 2011

Anonymous

from New Jersey

I love these boots! Very attractive and comfortable, either under pants or with leggings. Soft supple leather and easy on-off with addition of zipper. Really nice fit. You won't go wrong with these!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 14, 2011

Angel

from Indianapolis

These are my favorite boots! They fit perfect to size and are so comfortable. I almost wear them every day. Well made. I have a thicker calf and this fit and look great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 30, 2011

Anonymous

from FL

Fantastic! Don't lace them all the way up. They do run small. Go up half a size. Comfy. Lots of compliments. Goes well with Gunex, Rivamonti, etc.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 25, 2011

Tasha

from Georgia

I have been searching for a cute pair of boots that I can wear with almost anything! I was especially looking for something that I could wear on the back of the bike and be comfortable in but still maintain some style. These boots are what I was looking for and I'm so glad I waited to find the right ones!! Great boots, I recommend them to anyone.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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