Verdict from 5 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Glove-like fit: Almost everyone hails the Timberland Ellendale as undeniably true to size.
  • Comfortable: This female-specific boot provides immense amounts of comfort, say numerous experienced hikers.
  • Quick break-in: It loosens up almost instantly, giving the foot a personalized hug without much delay.
  • Eye-catching: Dozens of female trail-goers adore the smashing looks of their Ellendales. One of them even said, “they go with just about anything.”
  • Light: Despite having a stout construction, as most hiking boots do, this piece is lightweight.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Subpar support: It could have a more secure ankle collar, says a trail-goer.
  • Cramped toe box: Your toes might get squished in the Ellendale's reportedly cramped toe box. Size up if needed.

Bottom line

Tough on the outside yet satisfyingly supple on the inside, the Ellendale will have you enjoy trails with fewer hoops to go through. As a heavy-duty boot with a chic design, hikes—whether in the backcountry or in the city—can be as liberating as it is trendy. With a little bit of expectation-tempering, the Ellendale has what it takes to be your next “it” hiking companion!

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Ellendale: An empowering Timberland hiker

Timberland kicks are known for their ability to elevate the wearer’s performance, and the same can be said of the Ellendale. Listed below are some of its highlights:

Comfy leather shell. Its hard-wearing upper made of premium-grade leather is lined with a plush interior for lasting comfort.

Flexible collar. This part of the boot is made of soft-but-resilient padding, allowing for freer lower leg mobility while giving the ankle a feel of elegance.

Aggressive heel brake. With it, the Ellendale grants adventurers more than enough braking power on descents, resulting in safer navigations down slippery slopes.

Eco-friendly. Its liner is 50% made from recycled plastic bottles, solidifying Timberland's love for the environment.

Upkeep for the Timberland Ellendale

Taking good care of the Ellendale means more hikes in style. To prolong its lifespan, do the following:

  • After every use, rid the Ellendale of dirt and debris using a soft-bristled brush. Give its seams extra attention, ensuring they are not caked with mud and the like.
  • Remove small rocks stuck in its lugs.
  • For stains, use a non-marking eraser. Gently rub them off in a circular motion.


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