Verdict from 100+ user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • The majority of reviewers highly recommend the Timberland Groveton Plain-Toe Chukka Shoes because of their overall performance.
  • Heaps of wearers agreed that this mid-top sneaker fits true to size both in length and width.
  • Several reviewers commented that this Timberland shoe had gotten them lots of compliments and inquiries.
  • This hiking-inspired kick is very comfortable when worn, claimed by many wearers.
  • Some users appreciated how sturdy this shoe is. The quality is impressive, according to them.
  • Many buyers loved that the Groveton Plain-Toe Chukka Shoes are stylish and can easily be dressed up or down.
  • This shoe has excellent ankle support, according to some reviewers.
  • A few purchasers commented that this Timberland mid-top is lightweight.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some reviewers stated that some colors of the Timberland Groveton Plain-Toe Chukka is lighter than shown in the photos.
  • A couple of reviewers expressed a bit of disappointment that this shoe is not available in wide widths.
  • Some reviewers pointed out that this would be easier to put on if a heel pull tab is added.

Bottom line

The Timberland Groveton Plain-Toe Chukka is a kind of Timberland mid-top shoe that one could casually rock anywhere from the streets to any urban adventure. The clean-looking upper with a plain toe offers versatility, which makes it an easy pair to either dress up or dress down. Although sizing is limited to regular widths, many were pleased that this shoe fits excellent and true to size. It is stylish and of great value, without giving up comfort and functionality.  

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Good to know

The Timberland Groveton Plain-Toe Chukka Shoes feature a well-padded collar and tongue that add comfort and support to the mid-top construction. A traditional lace-up closure is in place, with an extra loop tab on the tongue, for a secure, lockdown, and adjustable fit. The shoe is available for men from sizes 7 (D) to 12 (D). The fit is true to size for the majority of wearers.

These mid-top hiking-inspired sneakers feature a mix of either synthetic leather or polyurethane-coated upper and Timberland’s Cordura fabric. The plain toe box makes the overall visual of the shoe clean-looking, while the rounded laces and padded collar give out a street-approved vibe. Several colorways are available for this Timberland shoe.  

One feature that makes Timberland Groveton Plain-Toe Chukka Shoes a stand out is its Cordura canvas material on the upper along with nubuck leather or polyurethane-coated leather. Cordura fabric is used on some Timberland sneakers, which functions for increased durability. It is twice as sturdier than regular nylon, thrice than polyester, and ten times than cotton duck. It is highly resistant to damages such as tears, scrapes, punctures, and abrasions.

At first look, these shoes resemble the Timberland Groveton Chukka Shoes, but a few design details differentiate the two models. This one has an added collar padding in leather, which is lacking from the Groveton Chukka. It also has rounded laces, while the Groveton Chukka's laces are flat.

Timberland is a footwear brand popularly known for its shoes made for outdoor adventures. Initially founded by Nathan Swartz in 1955, it only got its Timberland name in 1973 upon the creation of its iconic 6" Yellow Cleat.

Timberland retains its relevant position in the industry as an established footwear brand, and it continues to produce a line-up of top-quality products that also include footwear designed for lifestyle use. In 2015, it introduced the Timberland Groveton Plain-Toe Chukka Shoes as part of its long list of hiking-inspired sneakers.

The Groveton Plain-Toe Chukka has a mid-top profile and utilizes a Cordura canvas and synthetic or polyurethane-coated leather, traditional lace-up closure with rounded laces, padded collar and tongue, unique L7 lug outsole design, and Ortholite insoles. Several colorways of this shoe have been released, including “Wheat Leather/ Canvas,” “Black/ Canvas,” “Blue Washed Denim,” and “Grey/ Canvas.”  

  • The Timberland Groveton Plain-Toe Chukka Shoes also feature laces and footbed cover that are made of 100% PET or recycled plastic bottle materials, while linings are made of 50% PET.
  • These shoes have Ortholite insoles for in-shoe comfort and L7 traction lug outsole for durable grip.
  • The lacing system is comprised of round laces and metal eyelets.
  • Timberland brandings are displayed on the tongue and heel.


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