Timberland is the American label that's become synonymous with rugged, go-anywhere, do-anything footwear - and increasingly a line of equally weatherproof clothing. Timberland boots remain the company's biggest story, available in a wide range of styles, colours and with varying degrees of waterproofing, depending on whether your terrain is the streets of the city, or the trails of the countryside. The company's stylish, sturdy sneakers and sandals have also developed a keen following.
The first Timberland boots were produced in 1973, as a side product of the Abington Shoe Company. The idea was that these waterproof boots, made using injection moulding techniques, would be tough enough for the harsh winters of New Hampshire, where the company was based. They proved such a success that Abington changed its name to the name of the boot, Timberland, and a legend was born. Timberland footwear - whether it's those boots or a wide range of sneakers and sandals - has remained on-trend ever since, precisely because of that functional design heritage.
If you're looking to add a pair of Timberland shoes to your footwear rotation, you're going to want to find your perfect fit first. Scroll on for our Timberland sizing guide, including some key notes and essential conversion charts.
Timberland sizing notes
Timberland’s footwear is labelled according to UK size standards and generally fits true to size. However, the company notes that they engineer their footwear to American size criteria, and then re-label them for different markets. This can result in anomalies: some Timberland buyers report their boots or shoes are slightly too big. If you're usually between sizes, consider going down a half size - or ordering two pairs to find your perfect Timberland size.
Timberland size charts
Men's footwear sizing
Women's footwear sizing