Verdict from 100+ user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Comfort: To dozens of hikers, the Timberland Garrison Trail Low is mighty plush.
  • Weight: Numerous reviewers find this low-cut hiking shoe remarkably light.
  • Arch zone: Based on several reports, the Garrison Trail Low provides unwavering support around the arch.
  • Lengthwise fit: Some say that the hiker in question has a true-to-size fit.
  • Style: Its design is quite eye-catching, according to a few testers.
  • Worn-in feel: An owner is impressed with the shoe’s almost non-existent break-in period.

1 reason not to buy

  • Outsole longevity: According to a couple of trail-goers, its lugs smooth out way too quickly.

Bottom line

The realm of hiking shoes is never complete without the inclusion of Timberland’s trail-worthy kicks, a proud part of which is the Garrison Trail Low. This stylish pair offers tons of comfort and lightness on day one, allowing you to hit the trails without delay. Also, while the shoe in question is mainly built for backcountry adventures, it is versatile enough to propel you on city roads, pavements, and the like.

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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.


How Timberland Garrison Trail Low ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 47% hiking shoes
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Bottom 20% Timberland hiking shoes
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