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TimberlandThe official first day of fall is less than a month away, and that means it’s almost time to swap out your summer loafers or sandals for a solid pair of boots.
As a tried-and-true brand, Timberland is one of the most popular boot makers ever.
Before the company was recognized for fashionable designs, it was known for its rugged footwear. The 1978 Waterproof Hiking Boots manage to be both stylish and durable.
Releasing for the first time since 1978, the boots feature a handsome Claypot and Burnt Orange leather upper, rustproof speed lace hardware, red laces, and an oversized Timberland logo. While the boots look identical to the originals from nearly 40 years ago, this pair is upgraded with Timber-Dry waterproof membranes, anti-fatigue insoles, and long-lasting Vibram outsoles for modern-day functionality and comfort.
Timberland sent over a pair of the 1978 Hikers for me to check out, and I have to say I love everything about this boot.
What impressed me first was the amazing use of fall colors. The color combination is warm, rich, and bold — it truly makes for a boot that’s far more attractive and eye-catching than any standard brown or tan boot.
I own many other Timberlands and these definitely meet the standard I’ve come to expect. Timberland stands by a one-year warranty, so the quality is always top-notch. If you’re a skeptic, you’ll know that you’ve got an extremely well-made boot soon as you put them on.
While the boots are built to be rugged, they’re actually very comfortable. They’re not too heavy and bulky to walk long distances in, and the anti-fatigue insoles provide a soft ride. The Vibram outsoles are also a major plus. Oftentimes, the outsoles of other boots fail well before the upper does. These Vibram soles are built to last forever, just like the premium leather upper.
Who knows, it might be another 40 years before the brand releases the Hikers again. These boots are absolutely built well enough to last that long. If you’re looking for a pair of unique, stylish, and durable boots for fall, Timberland has you covered with the 1978 Hiking Boots.