Who should buy the Timberland Solar Wave Mid

The Solar Wave Mid from Timberland is as great for hikes as it is fantastic for styling up. Buy it if:

  • You're into hiking boots that look and feel like sneakers.
  • Kicks that can keep your feet toasty on snowless winter days are what you need.
  • You need that extra bounciness around the heel.

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Who should NOT buy it

With its classic design and premium materials, the Danner Jag is a great alternative to the Solar Wave Mid. Also, trade the featured boot for the Adidas Terrex Free Hiker GTX, whose elastic knit collar makes on and off a cinch.

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The Solar Wave Mid's sneaker-like comfort

Most comments about this Timbs hiking boot have something to do with its "feels awesome on your feet" comfort. Other equally convincing remarks about it include "incredibly comfortable to walk in" and "walking on a cloud."

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Tons of grip

With "lots of good traction," the Timberland Solar Wave Mid can cling to a variety of surfaces, whether natural or man-made.

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The featherweight Timberland Solar Wave Mid

Trail-goers are super-impressed with the Solar Wave Mid's barely-there weight, calling it "lighter than expected" or "surprisingly light." Their remarks have a basis, too, as the hiker in question is 116 g lighter than the average weight of hiking boots, which is 570 g per shoe.

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Wanted: More premium materials

"It just feels cheap overall," says a critic about the Solar Wave Mid's construction. According to him, the boot could use better materials to have a more premium vibe.

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Excellent rearfoot experience

There are those who find the Solar Wave Mid's collar and heel amazing. About the former, an experienced adventurer says that the boot's ankle cuff provides great support. About the latter, a professional gear blogger calls its springy heel "a good shock absorber."

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Cozy on chilly hikes

While not insulated, the Timberland Solar Wave Mid is "nice for autumn time" or "keeping warm in winter," according to hikers. Another reviewer says that commuting in the snow in the featured boot feels quite cozy. 

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Solar Wave Mid equals dapper

From its "overall look is so cool" to "absolutely beautiful," it is quite telling that people are floored by the boot's handsome design.

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Somewhat tricky to slip into

An expert believes that the Solar Wave Mid "feels much tighter to put on" compared with other Timberland kicks.

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A wonder price-wise

With its MSRP of $130, Timberland's Solar Wave Mid earns a spot in our selection of budget-friendly hiking boots. Also, the featured hiker is $66 cheaper than most leather hiking boots.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 454g
Use: Day Hiking, Urban hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Timberland
Material: Leather

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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.