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You can trust the Italian craftsmanship of The North Face Men's Verbera Backpacker GTX Boot to support your trek through technical, mountainous terrain, even if your trail buddy filled your pack full of rocks. A waterproof breathable membrane gives a nod to nigh-impenetrable weatherproofing, and a grippy Vibram outsole digs into wet or slippery terrain. Reach for this technical leather boot when you plan a multi-day hut trip into the hills where the trail is less than perfect.

  • Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane protects your toes from moisture outside (foul, wet weather) and allows sweaty moisture inside your boot to escape to the outside
  • Smartlite mudguard keeps messy, sopping mud from creeping into your footwear while you navigate particularly nasty sections of trail
  • Boot last has a medium-volume shape, it's narrower in the heel and achilles for control, and it features a roomier forefoot and tapered toebox to accommodate thicker hiking socks and swollen toes
  • Ventilation from ballistic textile helps keep your feet cool, and the tough synthetic and leather shrug off sharp rocks and trail hazards
  • Northotic Pro+ footbed uses EVA for durability, a cradle-shaped heel for control plus gel for heel cushioning, and an OrthoLite forefoot for padding
  • Cradle heel shape and SR2 insole board provide support for carrying heavy loads but still allow for enough response so you can feel the trail below your foot
  • Vibram outsole has durable, reliable build and offers supreme traction on everything from wet, loamy trails to loose, rocky desert terrain
  • Stainless steel eyelets and locking instep eyelets keep your laces locked in place
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Great overall

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

Hard to break in but 100% waterproof and the breathe nice. Very solid boot and the support is what I wanted. I recommend these for day hikes or much longer. Took up mount Washington NH in a snow storm and summer hikes as well. Four stars based on the stiffness of them, great support but hurt feet the first few hikes. Depends on foot size and type whether you will be comfortable right away or not. The performance cannot be beat.

Great overall

Great hiking or work boots

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

My 25 year old son loves these boots. These are his 2nd pair of north face boots and he uses them almost daily. He wears thin nike football socks with them. He hikes often and goes to work in them. His feet stay warm in the cold weather and are comfortable. The boots are also holding up well through lots of use. He is 6'2 and 190 lbs. He does not have wide feet. He is very happy with these boots.

Worth less boot

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

These boot are not even worth half of what they are charging for them. For starter, they offer very little ankle support and the sole is just to flimsy, i could feel every rock or pebble as i hiked. The insole is no better, just paper thin, when you shell out 270 dollars for boot, at least the insole should be half way decent. And to think, i could have purchased the Asolo Powermatic for about the same price. Save your money folks, stay away from this boots, i am so angry for purchasing this boots, that i could set fire to them

There's a lifetime warranty through TNF and BC has a great return policy. I've got two years and probably close to 500+miles on mine and I'm expecting to get another spring out of them. I use them specifically in wet snowy spring/early winter conditions and have even used them with crampons. I'll post a video of them soon.

So Far So Great

    I have a size 10 foot of what I would call an average width.

    I got the size 10 1/2 in these boots and they feel great right out of the box. The arch is well supported and my heel doesnt have any movement and is comfortably cradeled. The toe box is just right for my feet. I do recommend trying these on with the socks you plan on wearing, like most backpacker/mountaineering boots they seem sized a little small. At the end of this hiking year I'll see the durability.

    Wore these for the first time Monday on a 4.5 mile hike up to Mt. Spalding then over to Gray Wolf Mountain. No break-in needed! I had no hot spots and NO rubbing anywhere! (I brought moleskins along just in case)
    Fit: 5 star
    Break-in: 5 star
    Comfort: 5 star
    Price: 3 star
    Durability: Yet to be determined

    Going on 2 years in these and a untold amount of miles from spring mud to winter with crampons, I've used these a lot. Very happy!

    As with ALL footwear, FIT is most important! Price doesn't matter, brand doesn't matter. Fit is all that matters! I've worn boots from Merrell Sawtooth @ $100 to Scarpa Rebel Pro GTX @ $500..... Find what fits and go with it!

    The only thing between you and the earth is your footwear, make sure it feels good. To give a general opinion on a specific brand is impossible! All feet are different.

    Did anyone feel these boots were a little...

    Did anyone feel these boots were a little cramped around the little toe? Just got mine, feel tight, however if I take the footbed out they are too roomy. Maybe a different insole?

    Just tight around the small toe. Anyone else have this problem before breaking in?



    Best Answer

    I personally wouldn't risk using boots that didn't feel right. If you choose to try and keep them, I'd suggest putting on the socks you plan to use with them and walk around the house all day with them on and see how they feel. Any discomfort with a day in the house is probably going to equal misery out on the trail. IMO

    Boots are the only thing between you and the earth.

    Most higher end hiking and mountaineering boots seem to be more of a "European" cut. For me, I normally wear a size 10 in all boots/shoes, my Verbera Backpacker GTX's are a size 10 1/2.

    How good is it in snow and cold weather?...

    How good is it in snow and cold weather?