The Timberland team always strive to build functional work boots but also make them have a unique and distinct look and style. With the Timberland Pro Men’s 26036 Direct Attach 6” Soft toe boot, they have certainly tried to achieve that goal because apart from having a hardcore Timberland description, it looks much more better than just any other ordinary Timberland work boot; an almost perfect blend between looks and function.
The Timberland Pro Men’s 26036 Direct Attach 6” Soft toe boot has many qualities that make it one of the best work boots out there. We will start with what you see when you get the boot. It has a stunning full grain leather upper that covers it entirely. This leather upper can come in a variety of colors but it usually comes in black or brown because these are the more popular colors that most Timberland users prefer. The leather upper has other additional features which include it being waterproofed. Any liquid that falls on the surface of the boot ends up being beaded and they simply roll off the work boot and keep it dry and comfortable. To make it completely waterproof and increase the durability of the boot Timberland has seam sealed the boot and have had a direct attach sole construction. This is just saying that the Timberland Pro Men’s 26036 Direct Attach 6” Soft toe boot will not fall apart anytime soon after you buy it.
Most work boots out there have the aim of making the boot as stable as possible. The Timberland Pro Men’s 26036 Direct Attach 6” Soft toe boot has thus not been left behind and they have installed a lightweight rubber outsole as well as a lightweight PVC midsole. Both of these are meant to improve the grip or traction that the work boot will have on the surface of the ground. There has however been a problem with the boots on snowy surfaces. They do not grip as well as you would want them to but on the other surfaces such as oily or muddy grounds, it works perfectly to keep you on the ground.
They have also managed to put the nylon shock diffusion plate internal shank system. It allows the user to receive heavy blows to their feet without them getting injured. You can think of it as a shock absorber like those in a car. This comes along with a 200 gram high-loft thinsulate insulator and it comes with an addition of an anti-microbial lining. The insulator keeps the temperature in the boot moderate and endurable while the anti-microbial lining works to keep the odor of the boot at tolerable levels. So you can sweat in the boot but the end result will not be smelt as much as it should be.
Just like any other work boot out there in the market however, the Timberland Pro Men’s 26036 Direct Attach 6” Soft toe boot also comes with a few hiccups here and there. I have already mentioned the fact that it is not as useful on the ice as it is on muddy grounds. The other problem that you should look out for is that it is bigger per size and you should probably order half a size smaller. If you can live without walking on ice, then you can go ahead and get these boots because they are still a great pair of shoes. They go for around $ 160.