User Review: Timberland Men's Chochorua Trail Hiker w/Gore-Tex
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $92
Only put about 15 miles of trail on these bad boys, but so far I am very pleased. Their waterproofing was tested from a rock that I thought was more stable then it was and ended up rolling over when I stepped on it resulting in my foot going in about 4 inches of water, and was happy when my foot was not only dry but supported well and unhurt afterwards.
Just be sure to tighten them up snug which is always an issue for me because I like my shoes loose, but on a hike it is not a good idea because it gives you less support and allows debris to enter the shoe. This is my personal issue, not one with the boot, so I can't take off anything from my rating.
Some have complained about the lacing system but I actually prefer the hooks at the top 2 on each side rather than eyelets all the way up. The tread seemed fairly stable and was not slipping on rocks even after being wet due to my bad choice in which rock to step on.
My only complaint so far is a very minor one and that is they can get quite warm in the summer, but if you have a good moisture wicking sock on and not the cotton ones I wore out in my yard while breaking these in it should be fine.