Unlike the Wolverine and Keen work boots, the Timberland’s boots look a bit dated. Despite the occasional complaints regarding its durability, they have been my personal favorites for all these years. The Men’s Magnus Steel Toe Work Boot promises improvement in their make. The following review would help you to understand if these boots that come below the $100 mark are a good choice or not.
They are almost as hard as nails and take about a week of a break-in period before you can actually wear them to work. After the break-in period, you will experience a combination of the comfort that Timberland is known for and some terrible design mistakes.
To start with, the positive factor that I would mention is that the size and the fit were spot on, as I had ordered. The spaced toe box at the end is ideal for long working hours. Despite being a steel toe boot, they are quite light in weight, and the cushioned upper makes it even more comfortable.
The midsole are very thin, and if you wear them on hard surfaces, you will return from work with painful feet. Moreover, there is almost no arch support.
The worst that Timberland has misjudged is the “contoured tongue to relieve lace pressure”. Theoretically, it might sound great, but in reality, the tongue folds into itself, and the lace pressure are replaced with this. In short, the comfort is a hit and miss, which is quite strange to expect from a brand like Timberland.
From ladder lock outsole that is a patent of Timberland to electrical hazard protection, from steel toes to resistance of oil and slip, safety measures are well maintained in the Magnus. The best part is the steel toe that will protect your toes, without making the boots too heavy.
The high cushioned upper and the tough leather, offer a standard insulation, making the boots suitable for moderate climate zones. The waterproofing is also available up to the point where the laces start. Hence, they can be suitable for most people, but not for those, who live in wet and colder regions.
Although many say that the boots look dated, I personally like the rugged leather look. The lace eyelets give them a modern touch, which I don’t find in many of the other Timberland boots. The best part of the style is that they pretty well with almost anything you wear.
Scoring 4.2 out of 5 by about 130 reviews on Amazon, it needs no separate mention that the score is quite below the other Timberland boots. However, it must be kept in mind that those are way more expensive. Complaints are associated with poor design, the tongue, durability and the general discomfort. However, there are still a number of positive reviews that are worth mentioning.
Personally, I find that the tongue of the Magnus that promises to be the focus of the deal is actually the deal breaker, along with the thin midsole. I would not recommend it to many if you do not find it for a huge bargain as there are many other options. Checkout the best work boots reviews to know more.