Timberland Radler Trail Camp Shoes

Carrying two pairs of footwear is a difficult task on bike trips. Especially when you intend to pack light, carrying one for pure biking purposes while the other for casual wear. Biking shoes obviously are on your feet most of the time but accommodating the other pair is a dilemma. So now, what would be the best thing to do?

While browsing on the web I dug out a pair of cool folding shoes designed by Timberland for trekkers and hikers; but that which a rider can make good use of too!

A rider can just fold and zip-up a pair of Radler Trail Camp shoes and simply put them in the luggage or just hang them in style.

When you are at your destination or not riding on a particular day, you don’t want to put your feet back in your biking shoes. Simple lightweight footwear always come handy on these bike trips. They’re even better if small and portable – tiny enough that they hardly occupy any space in your luggage. Radler Trail Camp shoes do just that.

Redler Trail Camp Folding Shoes

Redler Trail Camp Folding Shoes

  • Cool features of these folding shoes
  • Water-repellent
  • Lightweight,
  • Fleece-lined,
  • Unisex,
  • Treated ripstop fabric,
  • Removable OrthoLite footbed for underfoot warmth and comfort,
  • Compact upper design,
  • Features 42 per cent recycled rubber lug outsoles for superior traction in the woods.
  • Durable Green Rubber™ used
  • A clean profile and slight lug for traction

 

OrthoLite:

OrthoLite comfort foam insoles provide breathability, moisture transport, antimicrobial function and long-term cushioning. The ultra-breathable material used won’t break down or lose cushioning over time – and your footwear will remain comfortable and supportive.

Green Rubber™

The shoes feature Green Rubber™ outsole made with 42% recycled rubber.

Timerland Radler Trail Camp

Timerland Radler Trail Camp

You can comfortably and confidently wander around your destination wearing them. They are available at Timeberland stores or you can buy them online through Amazon for a reasonable price of USD50-70 a pair.

Note:  Women must order a size smaller – so if you normally pick an 8, simply order men’s 7.

For those who like to take impromptu hikes on their bike rides, but always seem to have the ‘wrong’ shoes for the occasion, these ubercool shoes from Timberland might just be the answer to that.

Photos: Timberland

Also penned by me in MyBikeMyWorld.com

Alpinestars CR-4 Gore-Tex XCR Boot : Quick Review

Last week, one of our team members was able to get his hands, or rather feet on the 2011 fall collection of Alpinestars motorcycle shoes. The particular product we got was the CR-4 Gore-Tex XCR in Anthracite/Red.

Wearing and riding for couple of days has given us positive feedback. It offers protection with hiking boot style and comfort. Tough materials along with Gore-Tex membrane has been used to build the body. So it is waterproof as well as breathable. Performance and longevity are also its attribute. So, it can be said rightfully, that these boots will stay with the rider for a long span.

Have a quick look at the features:

•    Along with highly breathable GORE-TEX® XCR® membrane, the collar and tongue also feature waterproof and breathable mesh lining.
•    The lace system is strictly like the hiking boots, with metal eyelets and two hooks on each size.
•    Notice the reflective inserts on the rear of the boot.
•    It is layered under the leather internal toe and heel counter.
•    EVA midsole are shock absorbing.
•    PU coated leather shift area.
•    Wrap-around rubber outsole reinforced with metal shank in the heel and a TPU shank in the Plantar Arch for enhanced rigidity.
•    Mesh lined anatomically profiled EVA foam foot bed.
•    Upper constructed from a combination of PU coated leather, suede and textile.
•    Foam backed, double density impact protector on the both sides of the ankle.
All-in-all, these boots are ideal for motorcycle riders. It can be used in any season and any terrain. One can even go hiking with it. Cleaning it requires very minimal efforts.

P.S. Now just in case if any water enters the boot from the top, or you are standing in knee deep water, the best and the fastest way to dry your shoes is to keep them overnight under light, fan or in windy area with the interior of the shoes stuffed with newspaper balls. It’s the oldest trick in the book and it definitely works.
Alpinestars CR-4 Goretex

Also published on MyBikeMyWorld.com