The brand recognition and reputation of Timberland means that work boots like the Timberland PRO Men’s Pitboss 6″ Steel-Toe Boot are sure to attract attention. This is an attractive option, available in black brown or wheat with tonal stitching and a logo patch on the tongue, but should also be strong and reliable like all the best Timberlands. It is claimed that this product is “everything a work boot should be: safe, tough and comfortable”. Let’s look at that promise a little closer.
Safety is a number one feature with these work boots.
One of the most important features of this boot is the steel toe cap. Without it, wearers simply don’t have enough protection in the workplace. This cap meets ANSI safety standards and numerous positive buyer testimonials show that it has been subject to a lot of abuse in a lot of work environments. This includes construction work with rocks and building materials that may fall onto toes and those using heavy machinery. An added bonus here is the fact that that these shoes offer electric hazard protection.
It is not just the steel toe that makes the Timberland PRO Men’s Pitboss Boot ones of the top work boots for tough work sites.
In addition to the strong steel toe cap, this boot provides a rubber outsole that is primed to be resistant to slips, oil and abrasion. This not only makes the boot even safer, it promotes durability. This outsole and the goodyear welt construction mean that this boot should be built to last. In fact, customers are openly challenged to try and wear them out. The problem, however, comes with the liner at the heel. This soft fabric wears down far too quickly for some users’ liking and exposes the tough material beneath. It should be noted that buyers are not experiencing any real waterproofing here, which could be a problem in some occupations.
This Timberlands may have issues with the lining, but there are still a pretty comfortable boot.
This lining has its flaws and needs to be a little tougher, but there are still good intentions here. The removable sock liner does help to provide more comfort inside the boot – preventing against blisters – and it works well with the open-cell polyurethane footbed with its agion antimicrobial cover. Overall, buyers seem to be pleasantly surprised with the comfort on offer. These boots are remarkably lightweight for a heavy-duty capped work boot, there is the addition of the padded collar and wide fit sizes available. Many wearers say that they are able to wear these boots all day with no ill effect. They do require a little breaking in at first, but not too much.
There are improvements that can be made, but this Timberland PRO Men’s Pitboss 6 Inch Steel-Toe Boot is a solid, reliable piece of footwear for many tough occupations.
There are issues with these boots, but nothing so problematic that it stops the boots from being highly safe and functional in the workplace. Comfort is subjective, and there is that issue with the heel to consider, but the strength and security of these boots mean that they are still recommendable. With a few adjustments with the insoles and padding, this strong steel-toed boot can provide the best protection and all-day comfort that users need.