Timberland PRO Direct Attach Waterproof Steel Toe Boot Review

Steel-toe boots are a required PPE (protective personal equipment) for people working in heavy industries like construction, mining, manufacturing or electronics. Good companies require or provide PPEs for their workers, and in case you are on the hunt for a pair of steel-toe boots that works for your job, you may want to check out Timberland’s PRO Direct Attach Steel Toe Boot.

This tough pair is designed to make your tasks a breeze, even while you’re doing them over time. It promises to provide excellent performance throughout—it is waterproof and includes 200 grams of insulation for protection against the cold.


  • Includes joined sealed waterproof leather uppers for maintaining dryness and comfort
  • Includes steel safety toe
  • Has direct-inject build for added strength
  • Includes cushioned top collar
  • Has lightweight plastic midsole (blown-thermal) for padding and flexibility
  • Has mesh lining with anti-bacterial treatment
  • Has 200 grams of Thermolite insulation
  • Has open-cell polyurethane foot bed with anti-bacterial treatment
  • Includes Timberland’s PRO oil and grease-resistant rubber outsole for traction


Timberland has been in the industry for years designing and producing excellent trekking and heavy industry-focused gear. Their experience and knack for meeting the demands of the most demanding worker are displayed in this model we are discussing today, the PRO Direct Waterproof Steel Toe Boot.

This model has the appearance and the features which make it an ideal and trusty companion to wear during those demanding, laborious tasks that you have to go through every day. Hence, they will make all that effort a notch easier.

The model features full-grain leather uppers which come in a range of neutral colors, but among consumers, their top color picks are black and light brown. The leather makes the work boot a complete ensemble—it provides great resistance against problems like abrasions and cutting, thus makes for a great shield against on-site injuries.

Apart from its excellent resistance, the boots are also waterproof. Any moisture that gets into the surface of the boot accumulates into tiny balls and runs off of the  leather uppers. This helpful feature not only keeps moisture from penetrating the boots, it keeps it dry at all times. Because of its good waterproofing properties, this makes it an ideal work boot for wet locations.

Another good thing about the product is its lightweight properties. Looking at this pair, you might think that it weighs a lot because of its bigger size, but this is not true. The PRO Direct Attach is lightweight and it allows flexible movement so you will be able to withstand longer hours in any kind of manual task you have to manage.

Furthermore, the shoes feature a 6” shaft installation, which means that it delivers sufficient support for the your back. Tripping and falling cannot at times be avoided at construction and mining sites so a good pair of work boots is needed for such occupations; to increase the pair’s stability, the company has provided it with a non-slip, oil and grease-resistant rubber sole for superb traction.

Other features include its molded nylon shank and the contoured shock diffusion plate. The addition of these features add to the overall comfort of the boot; these features also allow for a faster break-in period. Insulation is also made available by means of the 200-gram Thermolite lining positioned within the shoes.


There were customer complaints though of the boots’ soles succumbing to wear in 4-6 months, which for some is too quick. Several customers think that the boots do not deserve such a price due to problems with durability. While its features worked perfectly, a few did not count their purchase as satisfactory due to the durability issue.


The Timberland PRO Direct Attach Waterproof Steel Toe Boot is still a decent work boot, apart from its issues. To guarantee durability, make sure that you purchase this particular pair if it fits the environment and the work that you are dealing with on a day to day basis. That way you will not experience the durability issues that some customers complained about.