Timberland Premium Vs Timberland PRO Boots: Which one is Better?

When you are in search for a brand-new pair of boots, there’s only one brand you cherish to buy and that’s Timberland no doubt!

But the quest does not end here because Timberland has series of boots to choose from and to add to your confusion even more, they have the best of the best lines of boots and they are: Timberland Premium line of boots and Timberland PRO line of boots!

Timberland Premium Vs Timberland PRO Boots

So, which one are you going to opt for?

If you ask me, I would rather first go for a detailed comparison of both the lines of the boots so that I won’t be wrong in my decision making and my money would be invested in the right place.

But for your ease, I have done the comparison of both the lines of the boots so that you can make a quick decision for yourself…

According to my detailed study of the Timberland Premium line of boots and the Timberland PRO line of boots, undoubtedly the Timberland PRO line of boots is the winner with its outstanding features like polyurethane, anti-fatigue technology and shock absorbing footbed that speaks of comfort, EH rated non-marking anti-slip and oil resistant outsole, midsole support, Thermalite insulation of 200 grams, and it’s extremely lightweight!

But before we begin with the detailed comparison of the boots, let’s first have a quick look at the comparison table in case you are running out of time…

Quick Comparison Table of Timberland PRO and Premium

Features  Timberland Premium Timberland PRO
Material  Full grain leather Full grain leather
Insole  Leather cushioned insoles Polyurethane footbed that is well cushioned and has anti-fatigue technology that absorbs shock as well
Utility  Light duty work boots that can be worn as casual wear boots Heavy duty work boots
Outsole  Commando lug outsole Non-marking rubber outsole that is oil and slip resistant
Comfort  Less comfortable  More comfortable
Weight  2lbs 4 oz 2lbs
Waterproof  Yes  Yes 
Insulation  Yes 400 grams Primaloft Eco insulation Yes 200 grams Thermalite insulation
EH rated No  Yes 

Detailed comparison of the features of Timberland Premium V/S Timberland PRO

Now, let us delve deep into the detailed comparison of the lines of boots so that we get a better understanding about the differences in their features and arrive at the best conclusion that which timberland line of boots are the best and which should you buy so that you don’t have any regret once the boots arrive at your doorstep!

1.) Material:

Both the timberland premium line of boots and the timberland pro lone of boots are made of 100% full grain leather or Nubuck leather that speaks of its quality.

2.) Construction:

Again, there is not much difference in the construction of the boots which is seam sealed construction for both. The only difference is in the upper paneling of the boots wherein the timberland pro has reinforced paneling just above the heels of the boots for better safety as they are heavy duty work boots.

3.) Waterproofing:

Both the boots are waterproof wherein the outer seams of both the boots are sealed with latex for barrier against water. 

4.) Insoles:

The insoles of the boots are what that speak about comfort. Actually, the major difference in both the boots lie in their insoles where the timberland premium line of boots has light cushioned insoles made of leather and the timberland pro line of boots have well cushioned insoles that are made of polyurethane footbed.

The insoles of the timberland pro line of boots also help with breathability and have microbial linings for odor control.

5.) Midsole support:

Now, midsole support is another very important feature that describes how comfortable the work boots are. The timberland premium line of boots has built-in anti fatigue technology in the midsole that not only provides support while standing but also absorbs shock while you walk.

The timberland pro line of boots on the other hand, have 24/7 comfort suspension system which not only supports the arch of the foot but also provides ample cushioning in order to reduce foot fatigue while standing and walking for longer hours.

6.) Outsole:

When it comes to the outsole, the timberland premium line of boots is made of commando lug outsole that provides excellent grip, but timberland pro takes the lead with its non-marking rubber outsole that is oil and slip resistant as well as EH rated.

7.) Insulation:

Though the timberland premium boots are made of higher layers of insulation that is 400 grams which provides enough warmth in the cold weather, but they are made of the Primaloft Eco insulation which is not that light in weight and often becomes a source of discomfort for the wearer.

Timberland pro boots on the other hand are made of 200 grams of Thermolite insulation which is not only light in weight as compared to the Primaloft, but also provides better warmth and breathability.

Who is the winner?

After looking at the detailed comparison of the both the lines of boots, I can clearly say that the Timberland PRO line of boots wins the game with its outstanding features of being more comfortable, more light weight, better safety, better insulation and a better traction on slippery terrains along with its EH ratings!

It’s time to bid Adieu!

That’s all for today’s post. I hope you enjoyed reading this tug of war competition!

Stay tuned for more comparison of different brands of boots. Till then…

Take care, stay safe and…

Have a happy day!

Stephen Luettgen
I have 12+ years of experience in construction, inspections, handy work, and currently working as a Construction Site Manager. In today’s day we spent a significant part of our time at workplace and a right work gear can have significant impact not only on your safety but also work quality.

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