Johanna Brigadierwrote a review of The North Face Chilkat II Boot - Women's on March 29, 2012
i have not had the chance to wear these in the snow yet, or test their durability over time, but am quite impressed with the comfort and warmth i've noticed so far. as others have pointed out, they are sized too small. i normally order a half size up for boots in general to allow for thick socks, but i had to exchange these for a larger pair. i have a foot size 7.5, but in these, i had to get a size 8.5. no big deal though. also, yes, they are stiff, but i think this is a good thing. ankle support is importand when you are snowshoeing, and that's what i plan to use these for. to make up for the stiffness, the toes are rounded more than usual to make walking easier and this feature seems to work well.