Winter trail warrior.
The North Face Men's Ultra Extreme II GTX Hiking Boot's winter-ready features keep your feet warm and dry on icy treks, and lightweight construction helps you go the distance. The tough, water-resistant upper is backed up by a Gore-Tex membrane for the ultimate combination of waterproofing and breathability. Lightweight and low-profile Duratherm insulation helps your feet stay toasty when you're hiking through the snow, and the rugged Vibram Icetrek outsole helps you maintain your footing on icy surfaces.
Pebax Cradle technology offers excellent energy return for a springy feel and maximum stride efficiency, and it enhances stability to keep you from rolling an ankle on uneven terrain. A full-length Pebax Snake Plate enhances rigidity and prevents stone bruising on rocky ground.
- PU-coated leather and ballistic nylon upper
- Gore-Tex waterproof membrane
- Duratherm insulation
- Compression-molded EVA midsole with Cradle Guide
- TPU Cradle heel-stability technology
- Full-foot Pebax Snake Plate
- Vibram Icetrek outsole
- Item #TNF01VP
- Q & A
They Live Up To My Expectations
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 9
I'm new to buying good hiking boots so my experience is limited; but these boots live up to my expectations for solid support on the trails and good looks for casual wear. They are built solid and fit very well. One minor complaint is the insoles will have to be replaced with cushioned ones for extended wear comfort.
Not what I expected
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 10
Despite the name of this model boot, it seems to be more of a fashion / lifestyle boot than a serious winter outdoor sport boot. The symmetrical forefoot shape (who has a foot shaped like that?) was the clue I missed. It also does not have anywhere near the amount of insulation that the North Face Prodigy (400g Primaloft) ones I was trying to replace. The uppers appear to be good quality material, but I wondered about their thickness and durability to survive under alpine snowshoe bindings. The best part of these boots are the Vibram outsoles, which seem sticky and well designed for good traction. Disappointed these were not an improvement or similar to the Prodigy.