Step forward: Sole trader unveils foldable shoe

04.01.2012 Shoes : Yama Girls : Multi-use

US – Outdoor clothing manufacturer Timberland has introduced a hiking shoe that can be folded in half and zipped up for easy storage.

The Radler Trail Camp shoe is sturdy enough for hiking despite its compact design, but takes up less space inside a hiker’s rucksack. The shoe is also waterproof, fleece-lined and features 42% recycled rubber lug outsoles for better traction.

Young people are increasingly interested in escaping from the city to indulge in outdoor pursuits such as camping and hiking. For information on a group in Japan who are doing just this, read our report on the Yama Girls tribe.

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