Conquer Sizing Frustration: The Ultimate Timberland Size Chart & Fit Guide

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Timberlands, also known as Timbs, can be worn nearly everywhere, from the hiking trails to the red carpet.

Timberland offers a variety of popular boots and shoes for different occasionsTimberland offers a variety of popular boots and shoes for different occasions (Credit: Pio3 / Shutterstock)

The Timberland Story: From 1952 to Fashion Icon

The iconic yellow leather boot has seen many iterations over its lifetime. Still, the brand’s story began in 1952 after founder Nathan Swarz immigrated to the United States and bought a half-interest in the Abington Shoe Company.

The “Timberland” boot, for which the brand is now well known, was introduced in 1973. This boot defined the brand so much that the company was renamed after it in 1978.

Sizing Guide: Finding Your Perfect Fit

Whether Timberland runs true to size depends on the specific style of Timberland shoes you are looking at.

Generally, Timberland shoes are known for running true to size, but it is always recommended to check the sizing chart for the specific shoe you are interested in to ensure a proper fit.

Men’s Timberland Size Conversion Chart

Here is a chart that shows the corresponding shoe sizes in the USA, EU, UK, IN, and CM size systems for men’s Timberland boots:

USAEUUKINCM
537.54.59.323.5
5.53859.424
6395.59.424
6.539.569.624.5
7406.59.825
7.54171025.5
841.57.510.226
8.542810.426.5
9438.510.627
9.543.5910.827.5
10449.51128
10.544.51011.228.5
114510.511.429
11.545.51111.629.5
124611.511.830
1347.512.512.231
144913.512.632
155014.51333

Women’s Timberland Size Conversion Chart

Here is a chart that shows the corresponding shoe sizes in the USA, EU, UK, IN, and CM size systems for women’s Timberland boots:

USAEUUKINCM
535.538.722
5.5363.58.922.5
63749.123
6.537.54.59.323.5
73859.524
7.538.55.59.624.5
83969.825
8.539.56.51025.5
940710.226
9.5417.510.426.5
1041.5810.627
114291128

Timberland’s Rise to Pop Culture Fame

But how did a waterproof, utilitarian work boot designed for the blue-collar working man gain international notoriety? As with many now-iconic fashion staples, the hip-hop community helped boost Timberland into the brand they are today.

Timberlands rose to mainstream fashion fame in the 1990s as the boots gained popularity in the New York hip-hop scene.

Artists like The Wu-Tang Clan, Tupac, and Notorious B.I.G. helped elevate the brand from a simple, waterproof work boot manufacturer into a fashion staple.

Since then, celebrities such as Rihanna, Kylie Jenner, Cara Delevingne, Kim Kardashian, and countless others have been seen wearing Timberlands.

Timberland’s Most Popular Designs

To this day, Timberland’s most popular shoe style is the one that initially put them on the map: the Timberland 6-inch Premium waterproof boot.

These are the same “yellow” boots introduced in 1973, and the brand has made little change to the original design since then.

Timberland's classic waterproof yellow boots were introduced in 1973Timberland’s classic waterproof yellow boots were introduced in 1973 (Credit: Timberland)

It comes in nearly every size for both men and women, including half and wide sizes for those whose feet need closer specifications. The boot also comes in many colorways, including wheat, black, navy, dark green, medium brown, and rust.

The Evolution of Timberland’s Design

Due to the demand for the original boot, Timberland has since created many new style iterations. One of the most popular of these styles is the Earthkeepers Original 6-inch boot.

Like the original Timbs, this pair is available in nearly every size under the sun. However, it comes in fewer colorways—medium brown and dark brown—and is not waterproof.

Timberland's environmentally friendly Earthkeepers boots are made with soft, premium leathers, recycled materials and anti-fatigue technologyTimberland’s environmentally friendly Earthkeepers boots are made with soft, premium leathers, recycled materials, and anti-fatigue technology (Credit: Timberland)

The Earthkeepers’ material makeup sets them apart from the original design. The breathable fabric liners are made with 50% PET (recycled plastic bottles), and the outsoles contain recycled rubber.

This is an excellent option for someone who cares about the environment and loves a good, well-made boot. The Earthkeepers also come in a shorter, ankle-length chukka style.

Despite their influence on fashion and pop culture, Timberland still offers styles that stay true to their roots of designing work boots for those who do manual labor, work outside, or want to protect their feet from the elements.

A great example is their Pro line, which features four styles of men’s and women’s boots that look similar to the original but are designed for more heavy duty.

Timberland's waterproof Pro boots are adapted for work-site survivalTimberland’s waterproof Pro boots are adapted for work-site survival (Credit: Timberland)

Each of these boots is waterproof and insulated, and they feature oil-resistant outsoles and a steel toe. They also come in multiple colorways, such as wheat, brown full-grain, and black.

Timberland for the Outdoor Enthusiast

Timberland is all about embracing the outdoors, and the brand makes this clear with many hiking boot styles. Some styles, like the Garrison Trail waterproof hiking boots, resemble lightweight sneakers. They are great for hikers who like to keep their load light.

Other styles, like the Chocorua Trail Mid waterproof hiking boots, are the quintessential, heavy-duty leather hiking boots that protect hikers from bugs, nettles, and anything else they might encounter on a trail.

Timberland's Garrison Trail waterproof hiking boots are made with recycled material for rough terrainTimberland’s Garrison Trail waterproof hiking boots are made with recycled material for rough terrain (Credit: Timberland)

Timberland offers hybrid designs, such as the Keele Ridge waterproof hiking shoes, which combine features from two of their previous shoe designs.

Fashion-Forward Timberland Styles

However, the brand acknowledges its fashion influences and offers well-made designs for buyers who may not be as concerned about how well their boots perform outdoors or on a job site.

A great example is the Chelsea boot, of which Timberland offers over fifteen styles for men and women. This style, resembling an equestrian boot, is named after the area where it first gained popularity: the Chelsea neighborhood in London. It rose to fame in the mod era during the fifties and sixties.

Courmayeur Chelsea boots may have substantial lug outsoles, but they're surprisingly lightTimberland’s lightweight Courmayeur Chelsea boots feature substantial lug outsoles (Credit: Timberland)

Timberland offers the Stormbuck Chelsea Boots, classic black leather boots for men.

The brand also offers a modern twist on the vintage design with styles like the women’s Courmayeur Valley Chelsea boots, which feature a stacked heel and plaid detailing that comes in many colorways.

Timberland also offers something for people who like to stay active. Whether you’re a jogger, work out at the gym, or like to wear comfortable shoes, Timberland offers a wide range of practical sneakers for performance and fashion.

Timberland’s Footwear for Active Lifestyles

Styles like the men’s Solar Wave sneakers feature a sneaker clad in the same wheat nubuck upper the brand is known for paired with a thick foam sole made with recycled fibers, effectively pairing fashion and comfort together.

Timberland's Solar Wave mesh sneakers are made with eco-conscious materials and responsibly sourced rubberTimberland’s Solar Wave mesh sneakers are made with eco-conscious materials and responsibly sourced rubber (Credit: Timberland)

Conversely, the women’s Atlanta Green EK+ sneakers feature a canvas upper in pink, natural, and navy colorways.

It also features a flat footbed, so these shoes aren’t necessarily suited for high activity. Additionally, this style is made entirely of natural and recycled materials.

Shopping for Authentic Timberland Footwear

Because Timberland boots come in many different styles for many different purposes, their shoes can be purchased at several retailers worldwide.

Their fashion-geared shoes, such as the original style or Chelsea boots, can be purchased at Zappos, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Farfetch, and Amazon. Timberland’s work boots, including the original style and Pro line, are available at Zappos, The Home Depot, and DSW.

Of course, all the styles mentioned in this article (and many more) can be purchased online at Timberland’s official website.

We can also show you how to tell fake Timberland boots, how to clean them, and the meaning of the tree logo. Perhaps you’re also looking for some outfit ideas?

Jennifer Lopez Elevates Street Style with Dazzling Rhinestone-Embellished Timberland Boots

In August 2020, fans were thrilled to hear that Jennifer Lopez was creating new music in collaboration with Maluma, a Colombian singer, songwriter, and record producer. The multi-hyphenate star posted a bare-faced video of herself on Instagram, teasing her new project.

Jennifer Lopez departs from Hudson Yards, post-filming her latest music video with Maluma, dated August 9, 2020Jennifer Lopez departs from Hudson Yards, post-filming her latest music video with Maluma, dated August 9, 2020 (Credit: Instar / WENN)

That evening, Jennifer Lopez channeled the early 2000s while filming her new music video inside Hudson Yards in Midtown, Manhattan.

J.Lo wore a cleavage-baring white tank top with clip-shoulder accents from The Range, showing off her perfectly toned body. She paired the low-cut number with baggy Smile You’re On Camera sweatpants from The Mayfair Group.

Jennifer Lopez flaunts her fit figure in a plunging The Range tank top paired with Mayfair Group sweatpantsJennifer Lopez flaunts her fit figure in a plunging The Range tank top paired with Mayfair Group sweatpants (Credit: Instar / WENN)

Wearing her hair in a sleek bun, J.Lo furthered her look’s 2000s vibe with yellow-tinted Fendi Karligraphy sunglasses and a trendy tie-dye face mask.

Jennifer Lopez embraces a retro 2000s look with yellow Fendi sunglasses and a chic tie-dye face maskJennifer Lopez embraces a retro 2000s look with yellow Fendi sunglasses and a chic tie-dye face mask (Credit: Instar / WENN)

J.Lo rounded out her look with Timberland boots, popular in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s. Her classic Timberland work boots are embellished with glittering rhinestone embellishments. They feature bejeweled padded collars and studded laces, adding glam to the chunky outdoor footwear.

These classic Timberland Premium boots are made from easy-to-clean wheat nubuck leather and have rubber lug outsoles for superior traction.

Jennifer Lopez steps out in glittering, rhinestone-studded Timberland bootsJennifer Lopez steps out in glittering, rhinestone-studded Timberland boots (Credit: Instar / WENN)

To avoid counterfeit Timberland boots, buy from authorized retailers like Zappos and Nordstrom. For details, check out our guide to telling real Timberlands.

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Jennifer’s fiancé, Alex Rodriguez, joined her for the shoot. He looked fine in a gingham-patterned blazer layered over a white button-down shirt.

He paired the look with blue pants and opted for brown suede lace-up boots to complete his Sunday look.

Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez's fiancé, looks dapper in a gingham blazer and navy trousersAlex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez’s fiancé, looks dapper in a gingham blazer and navy trousers (Credit: Instar / WENN)

Maluma, who plays J.Lo’s rockstar fiancé in the rom-com Marry Me, was also in the building. He chose a casual ensemble, teaming a printed white sweatshirt with athletic black shorts. He wore a white Versace cap and a holographic Louis Vuitton backpack.

Maluma slipped into red and white Nike Air Force 1 sneakers to complete his sporty look.

Maluma, sporting red Nike Air Force 1s shoes and a holographic Louis Vuitton backpack, exudes casual coolMaluma, sporting red Nike Air Force 1s shoes and a holographic Louis Vuitton backpack, exudes casual cool (Credit: Instar / WENN)

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