What wearing Timberland’s Garrison Trail Low means

Who is it for?

  • With its beefed-up medial section, the Garrison Trail Low caters to hikers who need that extra arch cushioning and security.
  • It is for those who wish to ‘glide’ on flat surfaces, whether on or off the trail. This is made possible by the shoe’s heel- and toe-rockered sole.
  • If you are an advocate of a greener Earth and a fan of kicks partly made from recycled materials, this is for you.


  • Its waterproofing is forefoot-only. With that, try to tip-toe your way across puddles instead of haphazardly trampling over them.
  • The Timberland Garrison Trail Low might be somewhat difficult to put on for some, as it does not come with a heel tab.
  • It has no heel brake—you will have to rely on its ridged heel zone and some creative footwork during descents.

Additional information

  • The featured shoe has a fully watertight sibling in the Garrison Trail Waterproof Low. It uses one of Gore-Tex’s waterproof membranes.
  • The Garrison Trail Low is made possible by Timberland’s ReBOTL initiative, which transforms used plastic bottles into cloth-like fabric.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 13oz
Use: Urban hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Eco-friendly / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Timberland

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.