Happy feet on tough trails.
The trail's a little wet; so what? That's not stopping you in The North Face Men's Storm WP Hiking Shoe. This lightweight, classically-designed hiking shoe features a HydroSeal waterproof membrane to keep your dogs dry even when the trail isn't. An exclusive Vibram rubber outsole helps you get traction on wet or loose surfaces, while a compression-molded EVA midsole, EVA Cradle heel-stability technology, and a TPU shank and Snake Plate forefoot protection keep this shoe both comfortable and secure. A rubber toe cap keeps boulders or logs from harming both your foot and the integrity of the shoe, while mesh in the collar, tongue, and upper allow your foot to breath.
- HydroSeal waterproof membrane
- Rubber screen toe cap
- Waterproof leather and mesh upper
- Mesh collar and tongue
- Welded TPU overlays
- Compression-molded EVA midsole
- EVA Cradle heel-stability technology
- TPU shank
- TPU Snake Plate forefoot protection
- Exclusive Vibram rubber outsole
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- Q & A
Super Comfy Shoe
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Men's Size 12
I tried on many different shoes when shopping for hiking shoes, and these were by far the most comfortable pair in the store. With lots of padding, it's like putting on a cloud, and they barely even felt like they needed breaking in! I recently hiked the rigorous 30.1 mile Art Loeb Trail in NC with these shoes and had nary a hot-spot, nor blister!
While others may complain that the lack of mesh makes these shoes less breathable and hotter, I personally like the durability of the exterior, and of course, the vibram soles are a win!
I typically wear a 12 or 13, and the size 12 was perfect with these. Not too loose or too tight.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
I had hoped for more from this shoe. I tried it on in a store that had it in my usual size, but it was too small. So I ordered it here a half size larger assuming that would be enough. The shoe fits, but it's tight. Additionally I didn't notice while trying it on but the heel of the shoe is cut at a strange angle and the soles are excessively thick-which might be nice for a person trying to boost their height a little bit, but I don't think it's worth the sacrifice in stability. My final gripe about these shoes is that they are HOT. I've had several waterproof shoes before and none of them were this hot. I'm not sure if they didn't use a breathable membrane or if the membrane they used is just no good, but my high top full grain leather hiking boots are cooler than these shoes.
On the positive side: they are good looking shoes and they do have good traction on wet surfaces.
If ordering, I'd recommend a full size bigger than you normally wear.