Good to know
-This hiking shoe features an upper made of suede and durable fabric, which contains at least 50% recycled plastic.
-It comes with an EVA midsole that provides quality cushioning and support, along with an OrthoLite footbed for added comfort.
-The rubber soles are designed to provide a strong grip on varying terrain and resist wear and tear.
The Timberland Field Trekker Low hiker is a sleek shoe with a leather upper that conforms to the shape of the foot. It has a lace-up closure with metal hooks and eyelets for a secure, customizable fit. There’s a pull tab in the heel for easy slip-on and off.
All Timberland hiking boots and shoes feature rubber outsoles that come in varying colors. They do it to match the overall upper design of a specific model. The Field Trekker Low, for instance, has the familiar honey lug sole.
Timberland soles are made of 33% recycled vulcanized tile rubber. Aside from sustainability, this type of outsole has many other good qualities, such as strength, durability, and grip which you would expect from vehicle tires.
The lugs on the center part are multidirectional which helps maintain foot stability and grip on uneven ground. There’s also enough space in between to help shed off some dirt or mud.
The Timberland Field Trekker Low men’s shoes have midsoles made of EVA. This durable material is also used by other top brands in constructing performance footwear.
Ethel vinyl acetate (EVA) is a synthetic foam. It’s made of thousands of tiny bubbles compressed to hold air. As a result, you get a soft and bouncy material that makes a good cushioning platform for the foot.
The biggest benefit of EVA midsole is its lightness. It also has rubber-like properties but tends to be softer and flexible.
The Field Trekker low-cut hiker also comes with an OrthoLite footbed which offers plenty of benefits. One is that it provides long-term cushioning. Compared with traditional insoles, the compression rate of Ortholite is just 5%, so it stays soft and supportive despite long use.
Ortholite is also very breathable. Thanks to its open-cell structure that helps move away moisture from the foot, keeping it dry and comfortable.
One of the best features of the Timberland Field Trekker Low hiking shoes is the suede leather uppers which they source from a tannery rated “Silver” for sustainability. Suede has a soft and velvety finish, which is naturally stunning.
The uppers also contain ReBOTL fabric lining which is partly made of recycled materials (plastic bottles). They come in three colorways: Taupe/Green, Brown/Blue, Black, and Navy.
Furthermore, this shoe is treated with the Defender Repellent System which protects against stains from oil or water. A speed lacing closure with round laces completes the upper. The metal eyelets are rust-proof for extra durability and longevity.
The Field Trekker and the mid-top Mt. Maddsen WP are among the most popular performance footwear products by Timberland. Depending on your needs and activities, both offer varying features that are worth knowing.
Materials. The Timberland Mt. Maddsen Mid Waterproof hiker is made of full-grain leather. This makes it highly suitable for more rugged terrain as full-grain leather is thicker and more resistant to abrasion than suede. It also features the Timber-Dry waterproof technology which serves as a barrier against external moisture. Needless to say, the Mt. Maddsen model can be used for day hiking in wet conditions. Nonetheless, the Field Trekker Low shoes can only stand light rain as it is treated with water repellent.
Cuff height. The Mt. Maddsen WP is a mid-cut model which means it offers more support around the ankle. If you’re a beginner in hiking, you will benefit from a boot that has a higher shaft. However, if you’re an experienced backpacker and isn’t carrying a heavy load, a low-cut model like the Field Trekker Low will give you more freedom to move your feet (aside from the fact that it’s very lightweight).
Use. Since it provides more coverage, protection, and support, Timberland’s Mt. Maddsen Mid Waterproof is ideal for day hiking in challenging trails. In addition, it’s grippy rubber outsole comes with the B.S.F.P. Motion Efficiency System which encourages a natural gait. The Field Trekker Low hiker, on the other hand, is more suitable for less challenging trails as well as city walking.