Another immediate difference is the collar around the ankle of the boots. The Premium boot features a padded leather collar, whereas the Basic boot has a standard collar in the same nubuck leather as the rest of the boot.
Both boots feature premium waterproof nubuck leather uppers. They both also feature the same level of PrimaLoft® insulation to keep feet cosy and are both seam-sealed for guaranteed waterproofing. However, due to the additional material on the Premium boot’s collar and sole, the Premium boots are a little taller than the Basic boot, and slightly heavier.
How to spot fake Timberland boots
Always make sure you’re buying the real thing – the easiest way to do that is to buy directly from the Timberland website. However, if you still need help figuring out whether the Timberlands you’re buying are the real deal, there are three easy things to check to spot fake Timberlands.
The stitching on genuine Timberland boots is always arrow straight, and consistent across the whole of the boot. There are no inconsistencies in the lengths of stitches, and finishes are always clean and of the highest standard – there are no hand threads or frayed finishes.
Stitching on counterfeit boots can often be a little messy, with inconsistent stitch lengths and frayed finishes. The colour of the stitching on counterfeit boots can also look dull and can be inconsistent across the boot. Genuine yellow Timberland boots have bright, clean white stitching across the full boot.
The lacing eyelets on genuine Timberland boots are sharp, clean and bright. The front of the eyelets feature a circular hole and a hexagonal rim, and the back of the eyelets are fully round, while counterfeit boots have eyelets that aren’t the same quality.