Posted on August 26 2018



Whether you’re new to hiking or a regular on the trail, it's time to take stock of your feet...or rather, what you've got them stuck inside.

The proper hiking shoes support your ankles and arches and protect your dogs from rocks, roots and the elements.  Ideally, they'll show you've got some style even if the only ones appreciating it are squirrels and chipmunks. Skimping on your footwear will quickly turn a grand adventure into a painful slog.

Hike Much?

So when you're looking to buy boots, first consider the type of hiker you are. Trail runners and speed hikers generally need lighter weight and good traction. If you're packing a load, you'll want a taller, more supportive upper. And if your preferred terrain is rocky, laced with roots or features plenty of water crossings, you need a waterproof boot with a super tacky sole.

To ensure the correct fit, try on boots at the end of the day, when your feet are generally swollen and at their largest. Use the socks and insoles you’ll use on the trail, and try to simulate how the boots will feel on climbs and descents.



Leave Your Footprints on the Most Demanding Trails

The Timberland® Mt. Maddsen waterproof hiking boots are designed for lasting comfort on the trails. A premium full-grain waterproof and leather upper keeps your feet dry in all conditions and a fully gusseted tongue keeps debris out. Anti-fatigue comfort technology and a compression-molded EVA midsole absorb shock with a lightweight cushion so nothing slows you down. A Green Rubber™ outsole adds traction on any terrain and the B.S.F.P.™ Motion Efficient System aligns lugs along the pressure path for durable performance and wear.

Whether experienced hikers or newbies, do your research.  After that, stick your feet into the best choice for whatever adventure awaits.

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