Verdict from +100 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Umpteen users attested to the comfort of the Mt. Maddsen Low from Timberland.
  • It did not require a break-in period, according to a lot of owners.
  • The Mt. Maddsen Low is an attractive pair of footgear, based on an abundance of customer reviews.
  • Many users appreciated its budget-friendly price.
  • A small portion of those who bought the shoe liked that it was not heavy.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A small percentage of disappointed hikers stated that the Mt. Maddsen Low was a bit flimsy.
  • It runs small, as mentioned by the majority.
  • A few wearers wanted more cushioning from the shoe.

Bottom line

The Timberland Mt. Maddsen Low appealed to the hiking community through its good looks and economical price. Adding up to that charm was the comfort it brought to the hikers. However, these desirable qualities were not able to camouflage its imperfections. So it may be concluded that the Mt. Maddsen Low from Timberland is a pair of low-cut hiking shoes that can deliver through its versatility. Future owners, however, must consider sizing up.

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Good to know

  • 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.

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.

How Mt. Maddsen Low compares

This shoe: 79
All shoes average: 80
58 93
This shoe: $90
All shoes average: $131
$45 $240
This shoe: 14.8oz
All shoes average: 13.8oz
6.5oz 23.3oz
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.