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.