Anonymous wrote a review of The North Face Adrenaline Gore-Tex XCR Mid Hiking Shoe - Men's on October 4, 2005
While I have not had an opportunity to test the waterproofness of the shoes, I can attest to their comfort and support. No need for a "break-in" period, these are ready for a long hike day one. The shoes seem quite breathable and do not leave my feet hot and sweaty. Plus, they look pretty darn nifty.