The difference between wide and medium width shoes may be small, but it is significant. If you have wide feet and you’re trying to fit them in a pair of medium-width shoes, you’re likely smashing your toes against the sides of the shoes, which can lead to the development of blisters, irritation, corns, and calluses.
Generally, the difference between these two parameters is small, around 1/8 of an inch. However, this trivial difference can make a huge difference when it comes to comfort.
Wide shoes usually have wider construction especially in the areas around the toes. This extra space is meant to provide enough room for your toes to prevent them from rubbing or overlapping against the inside of the shoes.
One of the most common mistakes people with wide widths make is ordering longer shoe sizes, which tend to feel a little too tight in the width area. On that note, if you try a shoe with medium width, and the shoe feels too tight around the widest part of the foot, then you should consider a wide width in the same size, rather than sizing up.
Indeed Timberland has come a long way from those waterproof work boots. The brand is currently offering footwear for children and adults in a variety of sizes. Timberland shoe manufacturers have their line based on American size standards. Therefore, you may have to convert to the EU or UK.
On the bright side, the Timberland website provides its own size chart conversion guide. Buyers can find a regular listing of regular adult sizes here, custom sizes here as well as the Timberland Pro Footwear here.
In every chart, you’ll find an overview of the dimensions available based on US, EU, and UK sizes. You will also get a comparable inch and centimeter guide to help determine which size fits you.
How To Size Your Feet for Timberlands
No doubt that Timberlands are the essence of style and comfort. However, that’s only if they fit right. Below, we’ve attached some tips which you can check to find your perfect fit. We’ll be focusing on heel-to-toe measurements, thus we recommend that you wear a pair of socks that you normally wear. This is all you need:
If you’re planning to wear a variety of socks that differ in thickness, be sure to consider the thickest pair when measuring your foot. Make sure that the socks fit even when you’re wearing winter socks.
You might want to enlist the help of a friend to make a full outline of your feet. Precision is vital when sizing shoes, so the more measurements, the better.
Avoid measuring until the late afternoon or when your day is over. This is because feet tend to be more swollen in the evening than in the morning.
Don’t neglect the width. Some people have wide feet, while others have narrow feet. So you need to measure the width too.
When carrying out our research, (Timberland wide vs Medium), we got mixed reports. Some people stated that their boots run true to size, without feeling too tight or loose. However, they had to order one size up or down.
Timberland Fit Explained
Loosely tied Timberlands has been a fashion statement probably since the 90s. The fame of the laid-back casual style of wearing baggy clothing with loose Timbs is slowly coming back.
One thing worth mentioning, however, is that you should never buy oversized shoes. Certainly not even Timberlands. Dragging poorly sized boots on the pavement isn’t a good look, and as we have stated, it can lead to blisters. A better option instead is to tie the shoelaces differently, giving them a loose appearance.
We’ve mentioned that Timberland offers a lot of shoes in various styles, but not all are uniform. Some models will be wider or narrower than others. Below are several examples to give you a general idea.
Earthkeepers Glancy 6” Boot for women, seems to be more tight-fitting especially around the toe and arch, but you can always choose a wider size for best fit.
The Courmayeur Valley 6″ Boot for women is another excellent example of a Timberland shoe that runs true to size. Reading on customers feedback, 85% of buyers stated that it fitted as expected.
The Ledge Men’s Ankle Boot also runs true to size although most customers stated that they bought one size up to fit thicker socks or insoles.
The Men’s Groveton LTT Chukka Sneaker. The majority of the previous buyers recommend buying a wide-fit or going one size up.
Despite the fact that Timberland focuses more on Men’s shoes, the options for women are also increasing. For women’s boots, Timberland offers a range of sizes, starting from 5 to 11 US. These boots are perfect for pairing with jeans and a T-shirt for a casual-chic look.
Most of these boots come in a wide range of options, such as a size 7 wide, which is wider than a regular 7.
According to our research, Timberland’s heels are relatively narrower than its boots. In case you want to buy heels, and shoes usually snug in your feet, you might want to consider a Timberland model with a wide size.
However, like with all men’s shoes, we suggest that you measure your feet before buying. Even when you still have an old pair, don’t just assume that the size is the same. Shoes tend to stretch and loosen with time.
What Size Timberland Should You Get?
We recommend following the tips above when measuring your fit. Note that size depends on the shoe or boot you are interested in. As earlier mentioned, some Timberlands can be wider and snugger. A good example is such options are the PRO Series. These run bigger, so we recommend buying half a size smaller than your regular sneaker size. However, its casual lines, such as heels and sneakers tend to run narrower.