Carmen Groomwrote a review of The North Face ThermoBall Traction Bootie - Women's on October 14, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I was camping with some friends a few years ago, and one of my friends pulled out these booties while we were sitting around the campfire. I was super jealous of how warm her feet were, but I decided that they weren't a camping essential, and that I could make-do with just warm socks and my slip-on vans. Well, three years later, I finally gave in and bought these down booties before a camping trip to the desert.
Honestly, I was expecting to wear them on the trip, and then assumed they would end up in my closet until the next time I went camping. Nay nay nay! I wear these booties practically every day. They are warm, but not so warm that your feet are sweating. I really love the tread on these! I can wear them outside around the campfire or into gas stations on road trips and not have to worry about the bottom of the slippers getting destroyed. Now that the mornings are getting chillier in Salt Lake, I find myself wearing these to drive in on the way to work. I have only had these booties for a few weeks, but they seem very durable so far.
I wear a size 9, and I bought these in a size 9 as well. They are a little roomy, but I wanted these booties to fit a little loose so that I could wear thick socks with them as well. If you are looking for a tighter fit, then I would size down. I bought these in the "high rise grey/zinc grey" color. While the booties aren't as shiny as they appear in the picture, they do still look a little "spaceship-y". I like it, but if you're wanting something more neutral looking, then I would just get them in black.
Before buying these, I considered down booties a "nice to have" item. However, now that I own these, I definitely consider them an essential and bring them with me everywhere!