If you’re planning on working in the Film Industry, regardless of your department, it’s essential that you have a pair of waterproof boots. Film jobs will often require you to be exposed to the elements for 14 to 16 hours at a time, so filming in heavy rain is inevitable. We recently recommended the Timberland White Ledge Men’s Waterproof Boot in our article Essential Production Assistant Gear. These boots have proven to be so great that we think they warrant their own in-depth guide, so let’s take a look!
Features/ Build Quality
One of the best selling points about this boot is it’s reasonable pricing. For as low as $60 on certain size and color combinations, you’re getting a completely waterproof boot that’s crafted well enough to last you for several years. We’ve seen some reviewers say they’re buying another pair after the last one held up for over 5 years! That’s insane.
The full-grain leather boot is seam-sealed so that your feet will remain dry even in water or mud, and the collar and tongue are lined with very comfortable padding. Many have reportedly owned the boots for years without any complaints of deterioration. It’s also been said that the well padded upper portion makes it near impossible to roll an ankle.
The boot also features Timberland’s signiature “B.S.F.P.” Traction System. B.S.F.P stands for brake, support, flex, and propel. This proprietary system claims to provide excellent traction on all surfaces while providing ergonomic flexing for comfort on your feet. Pretty much every shoe we looked at had some sort of gimmicky technology like this, but the reviews seem to agree that it actually works pretty well. The boot holds up in mud, rain, and snow while remaining sturdy so you won’t lose your footing.
Design / Colors
This category is where other boots really tend to fall flat. If we noticed one thing when reading about other boots for our recommendation, it’s that a lot of the other waterproof boots out there are UGLY. We think that the Timberland White Ledge Men’s Waterproof Boot is very aesthetically pleasing, and reviewers seem to agree.
There are several different colorways available for this shoe. The link provided above takes you to a listing with two available colors, black and wheat. However, there are actually a couple other colors that are only available on a separate listing. That one is provided below.
We still think the black one at the top of the page looks the best. Black goes with everything!
Conclusion / Small Details You Should Know
Here’s a few things that came up in our research that you might want to know if you are buying this product.
- While these are men’s boots, they are also worn by many women! They are very fashionable for either sex and are also perfect for women who don’t fit in narrow profile women’s boots.
- Although they aren’t necessarily snow boots, many users have said that they have worn them in the winter snow without getting cold feet.
- The price ranges between $60-140 dollars depending on your size and color choice, so if you’re concerned with saving money make sure to check out all your color options!
- It’s agreed upon that these shoes are true to their size, so if you know your size, get your size! If they’re a little small on you, they seem to be pretty easy to break in.
In conclusion, the Timberland White Ledge Men’s Waterproof Boot is a well fitting, comfortable, good looking waterproof boot at a great value. It’s well known that they are very well made, sturdy, completely waterproof, and will last you for years to come.