For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots
Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.
Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.
Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.
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Casual hikers can choose day hiking footwear or multi-sport sandals. More info here.
Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.
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Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
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Updates to Timberland Mt. Maddsen Low
- Timberland designed this lightweight hiking shoe with a low profile to optimize performance on outdoor adventures. It uses a recycled rubber outsole which yields traction and helps reduce environmental waste. This advocacy also compelled the brand to develop the Timberland tires, in partnership with Omni United, to ensure the quality and performance of the materials used.
- An EVA midsole with anti-fatigue technology takes care of the foot’s cushioning. It is joined with an internal TPU shank for stability.
- At least 50% of the leather used in the Mt. Maddsen Low is from a tannery rated silver (or higher) by the Leather Working Group (LWG). Aside from full-grain leather, a gusseted tongue, heel pull tab, and toe cap are the other components of the upper.
Timberland Mt. Maddsen Low size and fit
The Mt. Maddsen Low from Timberland is a men’s shoe which generally fits true to size. It comes in D - Standard width. Its lace-up closure allows the user to adjust the fit as desired.
The Green Rubber outsole of the Mt. Maddsen Low is made of 34% recycled rubber. It is integrated with Timberland’s BSFP Motion Efficiency System. The engineers of this component aligned the lugs based on the pressure path where the foot goes through motions of propelling, braking, supporting and flexing. The result is a grippy and durable outsole.
Using a lightweight compression-molded EVA, incorporated with anti-fatigue technology, this day hiking shoe brings cushioning and support to the foot. The technology includes using a geometric cone which enables energy return and shock absorption, yielding a more comfortable ride. Additionally, a TPU shank helps prevent twisting of the ankle.
The Timberland Mt. Maddsen Low hiking shoe has a full-grain leather upper. The tight structure of this material enables it to resist moisture. Likewise, it is considered as the toughest leather which has an appearance that improves over time.
A fully gusseted tongue helps keep out trail debris while a rubber toe cap shields the foot from accidental knocks. A webbing loop is attached to the heel to facilitate on and off.