Why We Chose The Timberland Garrison Trail Shoe: Environmentally friendly, comfortable, and versatile
In recent years, the American brand Timberland has had something of a resurgence in the mainstream. Say their stuff is ‘cool’, say their stuff is ‘on trend’, say they’re ‘having a moment’; however you want to describe them, there’s no denying that Timberland is right back amongst it on the hipster front.
Of course, it takes much more than being merely fashionable for a brand to bag itself inclusion in the Outdoor 100. Timberland have had to step up and deliver the goods on the quality gear front, and this is something they’ve undoubtedly done with the excellent and environmentally friendly Garrison Trail shoe.
Who Is The Timberland Garrison Trail Shoe For?
The Garrison Trail shoe is primarily aimed at city folk looking for a shoe that can do it all. Walks in the park, walks to the Brokedown Palace in Shoreditch, walks in Epping Forest, walks in your local hills, walks to the countryside pub after getting an early morning train from Waterloo, walks to your nearest, urban-based, bouldering centre; name a place an outdoor enthusiast living in the metropolis might go, and there’s a chance they might have a pair of these on their feet.
Made eco-consciously with ReBOTL recycled fabric, we’re a fan of this shoe’s environmental credentials. The durable ReBOTL fabric lining is made with at least 40% recycled plastic bottles.
“The durable ReBOTL fabric lining is made with at least 40% recycled plastic bottles”
Elsewhere on the shoe, while we’re discussing its ‘green’ rating, the TimberGrip technology is worthy of a shoutout. It’s made with C50% bio-based content including 3% resins derived from paper pulp. According to Timberland, it provides their “stickiest and best gripping traction ever.”
The premium suede leather is from a silver-rated sustainable tannery.