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Timberland PRO Gladstone ESD Steel Toe Reviews

38 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

49% "Felt a half size larger than marked"

77% "Felt true to width"

67% "Moderate arch support"

34 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/25/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Very pleased with my transaction with Zappos - would definitely start with Zappos first in the future.

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4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 7/8/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

I was very disappointed with the fit of this shoe. I own a pair of Timberland PROs - same size as purchased. However, the new shoe fits with a 1" gap between my heel and the back of the shoe. The sole was very comfortable.

Additional 18 Gladstone ESD Steel Toe Timberland PRO Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 17, 2011

Anonymous

 

Pretty comfortable, the size 12 is a little big, but with steel toe shoes the shoe typically runs a little bigger. Because the brown color designation can vary, depending on how Timberland treats the leather, I got the darker leather which I like a little better than the lighter color.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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August 10, 2011

Anonymous

from SoCal

Like the other reviews said, the shoe is definitely larger than marked by at least half a size (I purchased the size 13) but the width is right and otherwise are great. I work in an office & only need them when I go out to the shop floor and really like that they are quick and easy to slip on and off, comfortable, well made and I am happy with the purchase.

Brands I'd also recommend: Black Rooster, Rockport

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 7, 2011

Lawrence W

from Washington, DC

Good shoe. Especially for those who have to go between the office and the jobsite for work. However, recommend people buy a half size smaller. Timberland probably upsized it for thick work socks which most people won't be wearing with this style.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

2 people found this review helpful  

June 14, 2011

Anonymous

from Woodstock, Ga.

Good shoe, very comfortable but the sizes run big. I ordered a full size smaller.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 8, 2011

Anonymous

from Wauwatosa, WI

I was very disappointed with the fit of this shoe. I own a pair of Timberland PROs - same size as purchased. However, the new shoe fits with a 1" gap between my heel and the back of the shoe. The sole was very comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Blundstone

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 28, 2012

Jake

from United States

Freaking awesome shoes, wear them everywhere and get asked about my steel toe loafers all the time, ran a bit large, if your a 12 get a 11 the reviews don't lie. As much as some steel toes are cold these have not yet been yet, the durability is awesome, I do all my shop work with them, office work with them, and enjoy a evening out with them on. Best pair of shoes I have ever had, going to get a new pair soon.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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July 7, 2014

Anonymous

from Mississippi

Fit is generous, as others have described. Workmanship and appearance quite satisfactory. Support, comfort, and sturdiness all as hoped. I cut the lawn when still damp, worked in the shop (hot day, concrete floor) without fatigue. Definitely recommend. Sole does pick up and hold fine sand, so wash out and brush of you will wear into especially clean places at once.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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May 16, 2014

Anonymous

from Tacoma WA.

I have been wearing these at work for a week now and they are the most comfortable steel toes shoe I have ever worn! I have been wearing steel toes shoes for over 30 years now and these hands down are the most comfortable to date. These would not be good for heavy construction but my job requires steel toe and I walk a lot during the day. I forget they are even steel toed. The only downfall is the leather is easily scratched and they are so good looking I hate to mar them up. I usually wear a 9-1/2 wide but I purchased a 9 regular and they fit like a glove. They will stretch just a bit but nothing terrible. I like them so much that when I get paid next I'm going to buy 2 more pair in fear they may discontinue making them. I am going to replace the insoles with Dr. Scholl's but I do that with any shoe I buy so it's nothing negative about what comes standard with the shoe. Shipping took longer than I expected so be patient. I get accused of not wearing proper shoe attire occasionally and when I easily slip them off to prove someone wrong they almost always ask what brand and where can they buy them. It's rare when a product lives up to the reviews but if you're looking for a low cut comfortable steel toe shoe don't hesitate to give these a good look.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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April 24, 2014

Ricky R

from Houston

This is the most comfortable hard toe shoe I've ever worn. I travel a lot and wear this for my everyday shoe, it's great for slipping off going through airport security and stylish with jeans. Love this shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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April 15, 2014

Anonymous

 

Nice shoes, seem to be a tab large on the size but not an issue. Steel toe doesn't "eat" the toes out of my socks yet. They are light weight and feel pretty good on concrete all day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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January 22, 2014

Anonymous

from Atlanta

These are really great for walking all day on the manufacturing floor. They don't slip on my foot, and have been really comfortable. I would buy them again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 2, 2014

Lori

from Fort Myers

Bought these shoes for my son-in-law. Perfect fit and comfort, exactly what he was looking for.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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August 7, 2013

Anonymous

from Florence, South Carolina

These are a great pair of shoes as all my other Timberland Pro boots/shoes. Following other reviews stating that they run a bit large, I ordered 1/2 size smaller and they are slightly tighter than I like them (especially for a slip-on) but with time I assume they will stretch slightly and will fit perfect. Otherwise, they are great looking and very comfortable. The steel toe box gives plenty of room without looking bulky. They are also VERY slip resistant, even on freshly moped floors!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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August 1, 2013

Tall J

from Carbondale, IL

It took a little getting used to a steel toe in a dress shoe but these shoes are great. So great, in fact, that these were the second of two very similar styles in different colors that I bought. I have had these shoes for over a year now and the all leather uppers are holding up great! Soles are just now starting to wear but still grip the floors great. Lace free design means that I do not have the complaint of bad laces that I had with the other Timberland Pros I own. Overall these are the best non-slip shoes that I have ever owned. I used to burn through three pairs of Skechers a year. Save yourself some money and buy the high quality shoes that will last!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 29, 2013

Mike

from Madison Indiana

Shoes look good. Ran a little large but with a new insert felt really good. Not much of a break in period. Great after all day on concrete.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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April 20, 2013

Mark

from Northeast PA

Great looking shoe. Ordered these in a size 12, my typical size, and they nearly fell off my feet when I walked, so I had to go half size smaller. Not sure if I would recommend any slip-on steel toes for all day manual labor, but this is a perfect shoe for those in positions that transition from an office setting to a on-site (i.e. manufacturing, construction) setting.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 28, 2013

Anonymous

from VA

Great show. Very comfortable, I've gone as far as wearing these on the weekend they are so comfortable. I wear a 9.5 normally. I wear a 9 in this shoe. Buy them...you won't be disappointed.

Brands I'd also recommend: Red Wing

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 21, 2013

Anonymous

from IL

These shoes by Timberland are incredibly comfortable and the only problem I'm experiencing is sizing: I'm a 9.5, ordered a 10, which was too large and then a 9 , which crushed my toes. Other than that, any working man would have to love this shoe!

Brands I'd also recommend: Bed Stu, Vicobarefoot, El Naturalista

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Arizona

Purchased these based on the great reviews. I am a VERY finicky shoe wearer, so I was a bit leery. I want to say, these boots are TRULY the most comfortable pair I have ever purchased and I only buy upscale/name brand boots. I followed previous suggestions about buying 1/2 and 1 size smaller and they fit perfectly! I bought a second pair to save in case they stop making these. A must-try for anyone shopping for that perfect boot. I give these 5 stars!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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February 27, 2013

Anonymous

from ,orfolk, VA

As always, perfect service from Zappos. Reading previous reviews, I ordered these shoes a half size smaller than usual, and they're not too big, not too small, they're just right! Nice to have steel toe work shoes that don't look like clunky ortho shoes. I'm very happy with them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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February 19, 2013

Brett

from Cincinnati

I want another pair for a back up no break in required very comfortable best steel toes I've ever owned too bad they are sold out!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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October 12, 2012

Anonymous

 

This shoes runs a half size large, but after accounting for that, it is extremely comfortable. Would highly recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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June 22, 2012

BHagg

 

Great shoes, very comfortable and stylish. Bought first pair from other online website and those were huge about 2 sizes bigger. So I returned them and ordered this pair from Zappos and got them a size smaller than original and fit just fine.

Brands I'd also recommend: ECCO

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 21, 2012

Anonymous

from WV

Very comfortable for a steel toe. Not a lot of support but it's a loafer. Good cushioning in the sole.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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April 17, 2013

Anonymous

 

Though no shoes is better than shoes, barefoot is not healthy when working equipment. These steel toes are easy on - easy off, don't collect debris under the soles, and are as comfortable as any pair that I have owned, probably more so.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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