Verdict from +100 user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • Several reviewers categorized the Timberland Newport Bay Canvas Oxford as a comfortable shoe.
  • A significant number of customers find the sneaker cozy because of the Ortholite polyurethane footbed that delivers all-day cushioning and support.
  • Customers noted how this casual sneaker feels calm and relaxed in its interior parts with the added breathability from the mesh lining.
  • The low-top shoe looks stylish at first glance according to the majority of observers pointing to the suede detailing over the upper canvas
  • Traditional vulcanized construction makes the Newport Bay Canvas Oxford sneaker flexible some noticed.
  • Some buyers praised Timberland for their ethical raw materials like the 100 percent organic cotton shoelaces.
  • The Ortholite comfort foam insoles provide moisture transport, antimicrobial function, long-term cushioning and lightweight feeling that some noted they hardly get tired of wearing the shoes for hours.
  • The canvas sneaker with breathable materials is perfect for walking around during the hot summer months in the city or during travels a good number of customers noted.
  • A few reviewers complimented the durable rubber outsole for not wearing out quickly and its superior grip and traction.
  • Style-wise its versatility is incomparable according to some of its female followers as it blends well with jeans, skirts, shorts, leggings and other casual wear.

4 reasons not to buy

  • While some commenters like the over-all design they commented that the shoe colorways aren’t as exciting and visually appealing compared to similarly designed low-top sneakers.
  • The Newport Bay Canvas Oxford from Timberland is a tad small compared to other low-profile casual sneakers some customers noted.
  • Some felt uncomfortable with the shoe’s width as it is narrow for people with wide feet.
  • The sneaker has poor arch support with some users commenting it would have been better if the insoles are removable as they can replace them with orthotic inserts.

Bottom line

On a hot summer day, a casual low-top like the Timberland Newport Bay Canvas Oxford will come as a lifesaver.  The 100 percent cotton canvas material with mesh linings will keep the feet breathing and fresh.

The soft and lightweight materials like the Ortholite footbeds keep the feet pampered with superior cushioning by delivering all-day comfort and support. Overall, the Timberland Newport Bay Canvas Oxford is an excellent $65 budget-friendly addition to one’s sneaker collection.

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Suited for those with narrow feet, the Timberland Newport Bay Canvas Oxford sneaker comes in medium D or B width for men and women. Kept secured by round cotton laces, the low-top sneaker is snug all throughout for added comfort. Available sizes for this well-constructed footwear range from US size 6 to 11 for women and 7 to 14 for men with half-sizes for an accurate fitting.

The agonizing heat of the summer months can be awful to the feet. But with the Timberland Newport Bay Canvas Oxford, casual days need not be uncomfortable with this low-top sneaker. Pair them with jeans, leggings, shorts, joggers or a dress, and you’ll still stay hip and rocking under the often blistering sun.

While its Grey, Black, and Navy colorways seem to be limited, the choices are neutral hues that easily blend with any casual outfit. For those with demands for more responsible design, Timberland has got you covered with ethically sourced materials like organic cotton shoelaces and 100 percent cotton canvas upper that is fashionable and also serve as a conversation piece.

Although heaped with features for a casual canvas sneaker, the Timberland Newport Canvas Oxford has its Ortholite polyurethane footbeds as its main feature. The Ortholite comfort foam insoles provide all-day cushioning and support to prevent the wearer’s feet from experiencing fatigue.  The Ortholite foam insoles also offer moisture transport, antimicrobial function, and long-term cushioning. The designers assure that the extremely breathable material won’t break down or lose cushioning over time. The 100 percent cotton canvas shoe also boasts of a durable rubber outsole built for traction.

Timberland founder Nathan Swartz began making shoes in 1928 as an apprentice stitcher in Boston, Massachusetts. After several decades, Swartz decided to acquire The Abington Shoe Company in South Boston in the 1950s eventually bringing his sons to work in the company.

The Swartz family was instrumental to the growth of the footwear industry in the US by bringing then the state-of-the-art injection molding technology that paved the way for waterproof cleats by way of connecting the leather upper with the sole seamlessly without stitching. In 1973, the brand Timberland was born after the release of the favorite waterproof cleats that the owners thought it would be best to name the firm as The Timberland Company.

Through the years, the company based in Stratham, New Hampshire, United States has been known for its waterproof cleats while also selling other products such as apparel and bags. Continuing the shoemaking legacy of the American cleat manufacturer, Timberland also embraced the bandwagon of casual lifestyle sneakers aside from the usual cleats and leather footwear they have been manufacturing.

Among the casual sneaker designs of the brand include the Timberland Newport Bay Canvas Oxford. The sneaker features Ortholite insoles for better cushioning and support. Promising all-day comfort, this breathable sneaker is perfect for hanging out, walking around town, or exploring new places.

  • Durable rubber outsole has traction patterns for a secure grip.
  • Breathable mesh lining improves internal conditions keeping the feet fresh and relaxed.
  • Uppers of the Timberland Newport Bay Canvas Oxford is made of 100 percent cotton material.
  • Vulcanized construction improves flexibility and comfort delivered by the casual sneaker.
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.