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The Timberland Company Men's Radler Trail Low Leather and Fabric

Bedroom-slipper light and instantly comfortable

Brand: The Timberland Company

Model: Men's Radler Trail Low Leather and Fabric


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Take Montrail’s running-shoe DNA and give it up-armored construction, and you get this go-fast hybrid. “It’s bedroom-slipper light and instantly comfortable, thanks to the great-fitting meshy upper, with good cushion, ankle stability, and underfoot support,” says a NOLS instructor who wore it on a two-week trip in Montana’s Absarokas, while carrying a 30-pound pack over long miles, steep terrain, snowfields, and talus. The sole’s toothy, in-cut lugs give it plenty of traction on packed dirt trails.

Webbing lace guides are easy to tighten without pressure points. Testers praised the midsole’s springy-yet-protective layers of EVA and TPU*, and they loved the built-in debris protection. “The midcut neoprene collar is soft and snug,” reports a tester, “and, combined with the gusseted tongue, kept out all detritus.” But beware of wet rock, she warns. “I slipped on steep, slick slabs.”

Bonus: A progressively harder midsole from heel to pinky toe supports the outer edge of the foot to prevent ankle roll. Fit runs wide. $135; 1 lb. 12 oz.; m’s 7-15, w’s 5-11- Premium leather upper combined with ballistic mesh for lightweight durability
– Stretch webbing at top of tongue to lock down laces
– Reflectivity in heel for enhanced safety
– Anatomical, fully contoured last with exclusive ant-fatigue comfort architecture provides all-day comfort and support
– Compression molded EVA midsole provides lightweight cushioning and shock absorption
– Pedal flex TPU plate in the forefoot designed specifically to flex while on trail yet remain stiff when used on the flat pedal of a bike
– TPU plate wraps medially to laterally in the midfoot area, providing torsional rigidity
– GreenRubber outsole made from 42% recycled rubber designed for all-mountain use

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