Tuesday, April 10

Foldable line of shoes in Japan

Timberland Japan has brought back their 2009 line of fold-able shoes called the Radler Trail. The unisex shoes can be folded, zipped completely shut and then hung with a carabiner from you pack, or from anywhere.

Timberland boasts these are light and cushy. The uppers are made of breathable nylon while the bottoms are made with 42% recycled rubber made with Timberland's trademarked Green Rubber technology. These might be the perfect fit for hiking, camping, going green, and well, surviving.

The Radler Trail comes in the bale-lime yellow pictured above as well as navy, white/red, pink and camo (check out the colors). These shoes are perfect for those trying to travel light, but at $90 your wallet will be a bit lighter as well.

The real question is: How do they feel after a day of hiking? Also, I'm a little concerned with how bad these will smell folded up after a day of hiking. Good thing the insoles can be removed.

 As for me, I think I would have to go with the yellow or pink color (below). The camouflage should not be a color shoes come in while the the gaudy zipper really shows on the other colors. You might as well wear calf-high socks pushed down.


  1. I think these are especially cool! Personally I would choose the blue and white pair. http://shop.timberland.co.jp/shop/mens/%E3%83%A9%E3%83%89%E3%83%A9%E3%83%BC%E3%83%88%E3%83%AC%E3%82%A4%E3%83%AB%E3%80%80%E3%82%AD%E3%83%A3%E3%83%B3%E3%83%97%E3%80%80%E3%83%9C%E3%83%BC%E3%83%88/item/view/shop_product_id/3263/category_id/38

  2. Awesome! Zipped-up on a carabiner or on a purse strap for that matter.

  3. These are indeed very cool ... Unfortunately even the biggest size doesn't fit my large American feet... :(

    1. That's a shame. I was blessed with size 9. What size shoe are we talking about?


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