Timberland Men’s Chocorua Trail Gore-Tex Mid Hiking Boot Review
Timberland introduced its first authentic waterproof leather boot in 1973, and this reputable company is still satisfying customers with comfortable, breathable, weather-ready footwear for the rugged outdoorsman. With leather uppers, rubber soles, and a GORE-TEX membrane, the Timberland Men’s Chocorua Trail Gore-Tex Mid Hiking Boot fits the bill, whether you are walking through puddles in Chicago or backpacking in Europe. These are a great pair of hiking boots.
-nubuck leather upper
-imported; made in Vietnam
-shaft measures 5” from arch
-exclusive anti-fatigue comfort technology
-Flexible foot construction
-padded collar around ankle
-400g Primaloft insulation
-dimensions: 14” x 11” x 5” – weighs 1.3 lbs
-ships only within the US and to APO/FPO addresses
The Timberland Men’s Chocorua Trail Hiking Boot offers the same quality Timberland is famous for. The company is a world leader in design, engineering, and marketing. It uses sustainable and recyclable materials. The craftsmanship on these boots is outstanding, with a GORE-TEX membrane providing waterproof yet breathable protection. These shoes don’t require a break-in period. They are as comfortable as a pair of sneakers, but durable for hiking thousands of miles. These boots have great traction going downhill, can support a man carrying a 45-pound pack, and can take a beating in all kinds of weather. You can wear them for most activities. They are also easy to clean with saddle soap after a hard day’s work.
The Timberland Men’s Chocorua Trail GORE-TEX Boots may crush your toes. The leather of the toe box and the leather strips that the lacing bolt runs through meet and overlap at the top of the toe box. This means this part of the shoe is less flexible than the surrounding leather, so when you step forward, the extra firm leather digs down and crushes your foot. This is especially uncomfortable when you’re driving. For hiking they may not lace up as tightly as you would like, and they may not stay tied. The rivets that hold the laces may also fail after some months. In addition, the traction may not be as aggressive as you would like on the trail.
The construction is weak on the soles; they are soft, and you can feel the rocks on the trail through them. The shoes do better on smooth surfaces. After time, the rubber sole may separate from the leather somewhat. The insoles are cheap, and the boots won’t keep your feet warm if it’s 25 degrees outside. You’ll probably want to wear thick socks.
The Timberland Men’s Chocorua Trail GORE-TEX Mid Hiking Boot is one of the best buys for the money. It’s sturdy, comfortable, lightweight, and it looks good. Your feet won’t get damp, even after wearing them all day. You can take them along on camping or fishing trips, and use them as work boots when shoveling snow or doing farm chores. They’re stylish, versatile, and rugged.