Style on Trial: Timberland boots

Timberlandboots_2 As far as we’re concerned, Timberland boots will always have a special place on the Fashion Police wall of shame. In the vicinity of Fashion Police HQ, Timberlands are ubiquitous, and are typically worn with tracksuit bottoms and super-high pony tails by people who refer to them as "Timbies". This alone is enough to make us hurl, but even if "Timbies" weren’t so often seen paired with bad fashion choices, we’d still hate them, and we’d hate them, quite simply, because they are ugly.

Chunky, mannish and with the ability to make almost anyone look like they’re off to spend a day on the building site, we firmly believe Timberland Boots should be worn only by those who have a genuine need of a super-sturdy pair of shoes – never as a fashion item. But what do you think?

Timberland Boots are On Trial today: leave us a comment and tell us what you think of them!

13 Comments

  • November 15, 2007

    Whit

    I absolutely love timberland boots. Say what you will, but they will always hold a special place in my heart, not on my fashion wall of shame.

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  • November 16, 2007

    Bunnie

    When I first saw these, I was wondering why a pair of workman’s boots were “on trial”. I mean, you don’t need to look good if you’re laying bricks all day. Or putting up a roof.
    So these are REALLY, ACTUALLY meant to be a fashion accessory?
    Less fashion accessory, more like those heavy, ugly, clompy boots in the mens section of footwear in my local department store.

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  • November 16, 2007

    French mean girl

    I hate them! real crime of fashion, worn by boys or girls! I hate them
    And don’t talk me about the heel version for ladies!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • November 16, 2007

    French mean girl

    I hate them! real crime of fashion, worn by boys or girls! I hate them
    And don’t talk me about the heel version for ladies!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • November 17, 2007

    mel

    i dont know. i mean my mum has a pair. but i’ve never seen her in them and they’re not exactly cheap. and they’re so hard to match things with.maybe they’re for useful purposes. but not as a fashion item

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  • January 1, 2008

    Jeffrey

    I always see rappers wearing these boots, in this case they are certainly not being used for what they were designed for, maybe they need to wear them whilst working on keeping their pimp hand stong… Fashion crime, punishment: 2 weeks hard labour (give them a chance to make proper use of the boots).

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  • January 14, 2008

    timberland man

    I have 5 pairs, theyre work boots and great for walking/hiking all day, great quality build leather lined and waterproof, really an outdoor military or lumberjack boot, not a fashion accesory – I hate the roll top version that rappers wear. Whats the point in rolling them down in da hood! lol, they look like sissy versions of the boot – and those baggy jeans 6 sizes too big, another crapper rapper fashion blunder

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  • September 4, 2008

    Heather

    I have to wear these for work. Yes. They’re buck ugly and should only be worn for work. Plus, wearing steel toes deforms your feet

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  • January 24, 2009

    Stephanie

    I absolutely love Timberlands. I always wanted a pair but just could never afford them. I beleive that they can look flattering depending on the way you use them. I saw some pretty crazy Japanese fashion where this one singer paired Timberlands with some grunge clothing. She looked pretty cute in my opinion.

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  • February 15, 2009

    Irene Chen

    I just bought a pair coz i’ve wanted these Timbs for a very long time and cud afford it now. Problem is.. besides jeans, what else can i match them with? I have the classic light brown boots. Btw.. i love them, jus wish i cud wear them 😛

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  • June 5, 2010

    FLO723

    u can wear them with baggy clothing.its usually worn by hip-hop ppl such as myself there comfy go wit everything i own and u can play basketball in them so there they r awsome

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  • December 7, 2011

    simsala

    not everybody can wear them, thats true. but in my opinion they fit great with a clear jeans, a white undershirt, and beige cuffs. like this they look great. otherwise i saw pictures in the internet of girl who wear them with a leggins and a hughe shirt, its also a nice style. you just has to know how. it makes the difference of a “little cute mami princess” or a real tough woman.

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  • January 14, 2013

    Nathan Drake

    I HATE timberland shoes with all my life, gosh they are indifferent from a lorry.

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