Who should buy the Timberland Garrison Trail Waterproof Mid

The eco-friendly Garrison Trail Waterproof Mid is the urban trail boot you never knew you needed. Buy it if:

  • Hiking boots that you can wear at work are what you collect.
  • You need something uninsulated yet sufficiently warm in mildly cold conditions.
  • Your hikes are a mix of nature trails and man-made sections.

Who should not buy it

With its remarkable waterproofing, the Timberland Chocorua Trail Mid Waterproof is a great alternative to the featured hiker. Also, check out the Timberland Euro Hiker Shell-Toe if you want a more durable pair from top to bottom.

Comfort that exceeds expectations

Scores of hikers are quite astonished by the comfort level of the Garrison Trail Waterproof Mid. Their raves are reflected in the following remarks:

  • "Comfortable like a sneaker."
  • "They feel just perfect."
  • "Ridiculously comfortable!"

This boot from Timbs also doesn't require a break-in period. Yes, this "amazing in comfort" hiker, as an experienced trail-goer puts it, is super-pampering straight out of the gate.

The surprising lightness of the Garrison Trail Waterproof Mid

According to numerous reviewers, the Garrison Trail Waterproof Mid has sneaker-like lightness. "I hardly feel them on my feet," says one individual. It "felt like a shoe and not a boot," says another.

This lightweight experience is also backed by data, as the kick in question is 92 g lighter than the average. For more featherweight hiking boots, click here.

Gives you all the stickiness you need

Its "tread always holds," based on a report. The featured trail hiker also delivers on surfaces other than dirt, as a tester says that the Garrison Trail Waterproof Mid is "great on snow."

Also, the boot's tenacity is not just for hiking. Case in point: a cyclist says that the shoe's outsole provides "extreme pedal grip."

Not for a heavy downpour

With comments like "absolutely not waterproof" and "waterproof guarantee is garbage," this Timbs hiking boot might not be the best companion in super-wet conditions. A reviewer even calls the shoe a "NO in wet weather."

Timberland Garrison Trail Waterproof Mid equals supportive

Twisting or hurting your ankles shouldn't be a thing in the Garrison Trail Waterproof Mid, according to hikers. Apparently, the featured trail boot has lots of ankle support.

An early-winter head-turner

Despite having no insulation, the Timberland Garrison Trail Waterproof Mid is astonishingly cozy in chilly weather, according to wearers. These boots "bring back the joy of long winter walks," says one of them.

Its insulating ability isn't the only captivating thing about the featured boot, though. It also comes with aesthetics that warm people's hearts. Take a look at these remarks:

  • "SWAG on my feet."
  • "Very pleased with the overall appearance."
  • "Its uniqueness is original."

Wanted: A tougher outsole

There are those who find the Garrison Trail Waterproof Mid's outsole flimsy. A couple of them say that it detaches from the upper way too soon.

Cushioned rides in the Garrison Trail Waterproof Mid

One of the many aces of the Garrison Trail Waterproof Mid is its springiness underfoot. It makes each step "nice and spongey," says an experienced adventurer.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 476g
Use: Day Hiking, Urban hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Eco-friendly / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Narrow, Normal / Normal, Wide
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.