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These $300 Timberlands were designed to handle harsh Alaskan winters

Originally released in 1979, the Timberland Super Boots were designed for Alaskan frontiersmen and hunters in need of footwear that was durable, waterproof, and warm for extended periods of time. Often referred to as the Iditarod boot for its popularity among Alaskan dog sled racers or the 40 Below boot for being said to withstand -40° Fahrenheit temperatures, they have a strong reputation for cold-weather wear.

The new Winter Extreme Shearling Super Boots feature an eight-inch height, a black Nubuck upper, 400 grams of PrimaLoft for insulation, authentic shearling interior linings, and durable Vibram outsoles.

Also coming in an 8-inch height, the Winter Extreme Gore-Tex Super Boots feature a full-grain brown leather upper, Gore-Tex membranes, 400 grams of PrimaLoft for insulation, and Vibram outsoles. Despite having a tan and black midsole in the lifestyle images, the boots actually come with an all-black midsole like photographed here. Timberland decided to make this change late in production in order to make it identical to the 1979 original and the mid-90s re-release.

The boots are on the heavy side, but it's something you should expect considering its eight-inch height, thick Nubuck upper, shearling lining, and sturdy Vibram sole.

Whether you're going for the true-to-original Gore-Tex-lined version or the new ultra-warm shearling pair, the Timberland Super Boot Collection can handle anything that might come your way this winter. If you're looking for winter boots that will last a lifetime, you've just found them.

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