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Timberlands worn/scratched badly with little use

  • 23-03-2022 6:08pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2,462 ✭✭✭

    Hi all

    just wondering what would you do in this situation

    bought a pair of timberland Bradstreet chukka boots for around €150 early January.

    I’ve worn them a few times when I’ve gone into the office (maybe 3/4 times a month)

    and also when I went away in a hotel with my partner.

    theyve been worn casually a few times yet since I got them there has been scratches/marks that have now developed and both boots look really worn

    i don’t know if it’s a defect pair or just crap quality but I feel after paying 150 for a pair they should last longer.

    what’s your thoughts? Bring them back for a replacement /refund or chalk it down to experience?

    I’ve attached a picture, hopefully the pic helps


  • Registered Users Posts: 716 ✭✭✭macvin

    That's nubuck leather for you. It will have a weathered look fairly quickly, but a nubuck brush will tidy it up.

    You probably walk with feet very close together or with feet slightly pointing out. Nothing wrong with that, but can see side of heel rubbing off each shoe.

    Your were ripped off at €150. The Timberland website regularly has this model for €75

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,462 ✭✭✭skinny90

    Thanks, thats fair enough. Yeah it was like there was a thin layer/coat that scratched easily and just got worse and worse.

    Il check out the brush,any particular brush youd recommend? Amazon shows up rubbery looking nubuck ones aswell as wire brushes.

    Would ya recommend a cleaning kit ?

    ya your right feet point abit outwards

    It was my first pair so il know for again and check out the website

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,462 ✭✭✭skinny90

    @macvin any recommendations on the brush?

  • Registered Users Posts: 716 ✭✭✭macvin

    the rubber nubuck brush would be the standard one. Most supermarkets should have it. I've never uses a cleaning kit. A wipe with a damp cloth has always been the best way for me if they get mucky