“Buyers Remorse: Rethinking Timberland Pro Powertrain Sport SD Purchase!”

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Introducing the Timberland PRO Powertrain Sport SD+

Welcome back to another installment of the KO report! Today, we will be discussing the Timberland PRO Powertrain Sport SD+ – a stylish and athletic looking steel toe shoe that promises safety and comfort for those who wear it. In this review, we will be exploring the pros and cons of this work shoe and whether or not it's a suitable choice for everyone.

First Impressions and Aesthetic Appeal

The Powertrain Sport SD+ immediately caught our eye, thanks to its sleek design that transitions from black to dark grey to light grey. Accentuated by the Timberland logo and coordinating shoe strings, this steel toe shoe can easily be mistaken for a regular tennis shoe. It's not difficult to see why anyone would be immediately drawn to the shoe based on its looks alone.

However, as we all know, appearance isn't everything – especially when it comes to footwear that's designed for work and safety purposes.

Initial Discomfort and Break-In Period

Despite the shoe's good looks, we quickly discovered that the Timberland PRO Powertrain Sport SD+ was causing discomfort and pain in our feet. During the course of the first few weeks, we attributed this to a potential break-in period that many shoes have. However, after a month of persistent discomfort, we had to face the fact that the shoe might not be the perfect fit for our needs.

Searching for Solutions and Trying New Insoles

Determined not to give up on the shoe, we looked for ways to improve our experience with it. We tried using different insoles that promised massaging capabilities and extra padding. While these insoles did help to some extent, it ultimately wasn't enough to make the shoe truly comfortable for long periods of wear.

Dealing with Foot Pain and Gout Flare-Ups

It's important to note that during our testing period, we experienced a gout flare-up in our left foot. While not directly caused by the shoe, it did hinder our ability to give the Powertrain Sport SD+ a fair shot. Eventually, the gout subsided, and we continued testing the shoe but unfortunately, the comfort issues persisted.

Considering a Return and Reaching Out to Timberland

After weeks of trying to make the shoe work, we decided to look into returning it. Timberland PRO offers a satisfaction guarantee where customers can return products if they're not satisfied. However, our mistake was disposing of the guarantee card, which made the return process more complicated.

We have not reached out to Timberland directly about this issue but do plan to share our review with them. Hopefully, they will take our feedback into consideration and offer assistance even though the purchase was made several months ago.

The Verdict: A Beautiful but Uncomfortable Shoe

It's undeniable that the Timberland PRO Powertrain Sport SD+ is an aesthetically pleasing work shoe that offers safety features such as a steel toe and ankle support. However, our experience with it was marred by consistent discomfort and foot pain.

Considering the steep price tag of $119, we cannot wholeheartedly recommend this shoe to others. It's possible that it may work for some individuals, but our experience tells us that it's not the best choice for everyone.

The loss of comfort has led to this product receiving an ‘okay' rating instead of a KO. We hope our review helps you make an informed decision when considering purchasing these shoes. Remember to keep the guarantee card and take advantage of Timberland PRO's return policy should you find the shoes do not meet your expectations.

Thank you for joining us for another KO report, and we hope you found this review helpful. Have a blessed day and take care!

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  1. Wish I would have saw this before I ordered mine but I had $130 gift card to work world and needed some work shoes so I thought it would be worth the risk

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