Andrew Weatherswrote a review of The North Face Winter Mountain Shoe - Men's on March 10, 2009
It has the sole of a boot, yet the comfort and style of a shoe. The tan colored strip is actually a solid strip of some sort of adhesive. The color is actually a little darker than the photo lets on. Great for walking around in cold snowy days. With the grippy sole you won't be the guy who slips and falls. Don't be that guy.