Verdict from +100 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • The Timberland Brooklyn Side-Zip has left many reviewers in awe, saying that it is incredibly comfortable as if they are walking on memory foam.
  • Some buyers say that the shoe is durable and heavy-duty as it lasts longer than expected even when walking on rough terrains. 
  • The sneaker has a zipper closure that is well-loved by several fans, stating that it has aided them when putting on the shoe. 
  • The outsole of the shoe provides a good grip that people can help when doing outdoor activities.
  • Many reviewers love the feel of the shoe on foot, stating that it is soft and warm, especially during the cold weather.
  • Several purchasers have shared that the shoe is lighter than most boots making it feel more like a sneaker.
  • The Brooklyn Side-Zip sneaker boot from Timberland has a stylish look that many users would want to sport every day, whether at work or play.
  • Most reviewers have received praise from the people around them, thanks to its sleek design.
  • The sneaker boot has a trendy look that matches well with any casual outfit, according to some users. 

2 reasons not to buy

  • The zipper of the sneaker boot has disappointed several purchasers as it does not go all the way up.
  • Several reviewers note that the clinging sound of the metals can be annoying.

Bottom line

The Timberland Brooklyn Side-Zip features excellent comfort to the foot, which is great for the whole day. It is also made to stand the rough terrains and most weather conditions. Although the actual product may be darker than expected, many users still find the sneaker boot as good-looking and stylish, garnering them praises. Many people want to buy a new pair even with its slightly high price.

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Good to know

Although the Brooklyn Side-Zip is available in men's sizes, women can go 1.5-2 sizes lower for a snug fit. The upper uses premium leather, which holds the foot in place. The sneaker boot has the zipper and laces for closure, ensuring a secure fit and easy-to-wear experience. The boots also feature an Aerocore energy system, providing a cushioned and smooth ride.

This performance-inspired Side-Zip boot flaunts a sleek and stylish look that is great for casual or business casual occasions. It has a variety of colorways such as the Wheat, black, and grey nubucks. 

When styling, these colorways can easily pair with neutral and earthy colored outfits. Matching it with jeans and a loose shirt may give a relaxed vibe with an edge and can be worn for performing outdoor activities. For women who are going for a chic and slightly laid back style, donning a pair of ripped jeans topped with a buttoned shirt and a jacket will complete the look.

The Timberland Brooklyn Side-Zip showcases both recycled and high-quality materials and technology. For the upper, it uses premium leather from a tannery rated Silver to promote sustainability. It also has mesh linings made from at least 50% PET while its rubber outsole is made from 34% recycled materials. The boot features a breathable Ortholite footbed and a high-rebound Aerocore energy system midsole that improves both comfort and cushioning. 

Timberland is a well-known brand that has been bringing quality made boots since 1973. First known as The Original Yellow Boot, the company led by Sidney Swartz produced waterproof leather boots with a focus on function more than style. Most of its footwear was built to stand the weather in different terrains. Its line garnered a lot of appeal from all around the world.

Over the years, its products became known in different cultures. Even artists and other influential people took them to the streets. Some of these names are Jay-Z, Kanye West, Pharell, and Rihanna. But as trends come and go, the company continues to live up its values in bringing functional and well-designed products.

In the Brooklyn collection, the Timberland Brooklyn Side-Zip continues to bring comfort with style in any condition. Although the boot may not be waterproof, it is still water-resistant, keeping the foot dry and warm during cold weather. Its features also make use of recycled materials, making it eco-friendly.

  • The sneaker boot uses a Defender repellent system.

Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.