Timberland Graydon Trainer Review
When you hear the name Timberland you might instantly think about boots, after all, that is what they are mostly known for. Even though boots are their bread and butter, they do make other products including apparel, backpacks, watches, sunglasses, and yes, running shoes. Making great quality footwear for those who like to live outdoors, they bring you their Graydon Trainer, designed to be a running shoe and to accommodate those with an active lifestyle and need a little more comfort in their lives.
They feature a lace-up closure and with synthetic overlays to give you added security and support inside of your shoe. Finishing up the look is a pull tab in the heel to help you get the shoes on and off.
You are going to get a responsive ride that will give you a little spring in your step that runners can appreciate, giving them a little edge when they are on the go. Your feet are going to sink into the thick layer of cushioning with each step you take, the foam of these sneakers will then quickly bounce back into its original shape. That snapback is going to propel you into your next step, saving you a little bit of energy that can then be used to run faster and longer.
The lines mixed with the rubber of the sole also assist in giving you a decent amount of traction so you will not have to worry about your feet slipping out from underneath you while you are on the go. It might not be advisable to take these off of the beaten path, you might want to stick to relatively flat and non-abrasive surfaces, but as long as you heed these warnings the soles will be able to hold quite the grip. The rubber is sticky and will hold on tight, even flat wet surfaces.
The mesh uppers weigh almost nothing and the synthetic overlays are minimal, only being used where they are essential for support. The gum rubber sole is also relatively light, giving you the protection and durability you need in an outsole without sacrificing a lightweight feel. Then there is the midsole. The soft EVA foam midsole combined with the memory foam Ortholite insole is super lightweight. There is, unfortunately, no information on the exact weight of these shoes but customers can agree that they feel light on your feet.
The mesh uppers are lined with a textile fabric inside that helps prevent the shoes from rubbing against your feet which can ultimately cause blisters. The shoes give you a snug feel that fits almost like a sock hugging your foot which can and will drastically increase the comfort level of the sneakers.
Not only can they be worn while doing a plethora of activities, but they also look great with almost anything. You should probably avoid formal events or an office setting, but they will look great with any kind of casual attire. From blue jeans to khakis, to shorts these shoes are going to look great. They are only available to purchase in one color, black iris nubuck and blue. Some customers might like to see them in more fun colors but the lack of colors does not seem to deter customers from purchasing them and falling in love with the great shoes.
All of that being said, Timberland shoes and boots have the tendency to run a little big so it is usually advised to order a half size smaller than you would normally order. Unfortunately, there is no real information on exactly how these shoes are going to fit once you get them home and on your feet. It is suggested that you check out Timberland's size chart to ensure you get the right size from the beginning and do not have to be hassled by having to exchange them for the correct size.
Additionally, thanks to the amazing EVA foam midsole and memory foam Ortholite insole you are going to get a decent amount of arch support while you are wearing these. The memory foam especially will help ensure that. The foam will mold to your specific foot shape giving you the support you need in all the right places. If for whatever reason you find that they do not offer you the right kind or enough support you can always replace the insoles for ones of your own that will do your feet better justice.