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The North Face Ballard Lace II Boot - Women's


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    25 Reviews


    Exude elegance in fickle weather.

    Detailed with a full-grain leather upper, rustproof metal eyelets, and richly appointed colorways, The North Face Women's Ballard Lace II Boot brings upscale sophistication to your transitional season wardrobe and winter season wear. The leather is treated with a water-shedding PU coating, keeping your feet pleasantly dry through Mother Nature's onslaught of rain, sleet, and snow.

    Ensuring maximum grip across a wide variety of conditions, the aggressively lugged sole features IcePick rubber lugs for unrelenting traction. This temperature-sensitive rubber prevents you from slipping on ice-slicked surfaces and snowy streets. Suddenly, commuting through winter's wrath of apocalyptic snowstorms is that much easier.

    • Richly appointed boot for transitional seasons
    • PU-coated leather upper for water-resistant protection
    • Rustproof metal eyelets withstand soaking-wet conditions
    • Ortholite ReBound footbed cushions your every step
    • IcePick lugs grip onto icy streets and snowy sidewalks
    • Item #TNF02VY

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    PU-coated leather
    PU coating
    OrthoLite ReBound
    IcePick (temperature-sensitive lugs)
    Shaft Height
    6.5 in
    Heel Height
    1 in
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year limited

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    Dashund Coffee Brown

      It's a very comfortable shoe. The inside is lined comfortably. The actual color of the shoe is slightly lighter in color than shown. It's more of a tan than a coffee brown. Regradless a good purchase.


      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I bought these boots to wear with leggings in the winter. They have been awesome! My toes stay dry. I receive tons of compliments when I wear them, too. I have a wide toe box and narrow heel and these fit well. They are more stylish than functional, though. I wouldn't wear them on real hikes or for anything other than everyday wear.

      They're okay

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I was pretty excited about these boots. The tread is definitely very solid, and I like how the boots look. The scratchy leather doesn't bother me too much; they still look nice. However, these boots dig into my ankles terribly! If you have bony ankles, you might want to consider something else. The hard piece of leather around the base of the heel cuts too high up for me. I think it's starting to get better after a good amount of use, but I wish I would have just returned them and gotten another pair of boots.

      Good all-around boots

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      These boots are great for fall and winter. The sole is durable and grippy in wet/snowy conditions, and the boots are incredibly warm and comfortable! They took a minute to break in, but they have broken in quite nicely after a few weeks of use.

      She loves 'em!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Bought these for my daughter and she loves them. They fit her very well and they were surprisingly comfortable out of the box.

      New favorite boots.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This is Tyson's wife. I ordered these because I had such a great experience with my black North Face Ballards, which sadly BC doesn't carry anymore. I ordered the Dachshund/Coffee Bean brown in a 8.5 and yes, the color is different than it appears online. It's more of a caramel than a coffee bean. But I really like the color, and they. are. so. comfy. More so than I remember my other Ballards being at first. They're lined with super soft material and I feel like they'll last a long time.

      Casually Functional

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I've been looking for a casual street boot that has the same amount of function as say, a hiking or approach shoe. The problem I have with most women's casual boots is that they usually have useless features, like a fashion zipper even though the boot is meant to be a lace up. Or the soles are hard plastic and do not provide any sort of support or traction.

      The Ballard boots are everything I was looking for. They get 5 stars for comfort, appearance, and function. The metal eyelets are a smart touch as they tend to last longer than traditional fabric ones. I also love that there's no fashion zipper -- just the laces. The soles are made out of a durable rubber and provide really great support and traction. There is also enough space to wear thick wool socks on colder fall days. Also, the top of the boot comes a few inches above my ankle, providing more warmth and ankle support and making it easy to wear with cuffed jeans or socks over leggings.

      As for the "poor quality" of leather, I have to disagree with the rest of the reviews. I purchased these boots expecting a more rustic, rugged look to the leather, and that's exactly how they look in person. Yeah, the photos are just bit shinier, but if you want a smooth/polished leather boot, these are not for you.

      It's been a dry season in Utah, so there hasn't been any rain for me to test these out in, but I have no doubts that they will stand up to the elements and last me for years to come!

      (Photos will be added soon)

      Good not great

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I bought these shoes for casual wear, they're very comfortable but I was disappointed in the quality of leather. Like other reviews of mentioned, the leather is scratchy instead of the nice shiny leather reflected in the picture. Seems cheaply made and I expected more for the price. But they're still very cute and comfortable and I wear them often.

      skeptical of the quality

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 7

      These boots are comfortable and cute, but, as other folks have said, the quality of the leather seems to be lacking. The leather is "scratchy" so I treated them with leather conditioner, which didn't really do much. I realize these aren't for hiking, but am still a little worried about them holding up as my go-to around town boots this winter (in Western Montana). Honestly, I expected more for the price and brand.

      My new favorite pair of boots!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 7

      I got these for my trip to New Zealand and wore them everyday I was there. They’re so comfortable, even if you’re walking a great distance. No need to “wear them in” they’re perfect right out of the box. I agree with the other reviews they’re not a shiny leather, so they scuff up quite easily if you’re not careful.

      My new favorite pair of boots!

      Inaccurate description, but cute

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 6
      • Height: 5'3"
      • Weight: 125lbs

      I agree with the other reviews, the leather is NOT the same quality as shown. On the bright side, for my first hike with them, I didn't feel like they needed to be broken in. Very comfortable and stylish. There was stuffing, likely due to the material quality on the outside. I put some protective coating on them and have been happy ever since.

      False Advertising

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      The leather shown in the pictures is clearly not the leather that was used to make this product. There is no sheen to leather, rather it is scratchy. They fit great, but honestly expected a higher quality product than this for the price. No need to pay that much for North Face to be stamped all over your boot.

      Scratchy leather

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 7

      The outside is very scratchy/rough. It is not smooth leather and I was worried that they would wear out easily. Because of that, I decided to return them as I would have expected better leather for the price. Other than that, they are nice and sturdy.

      Comfortable and Cute!!

      • Fit: True to size
      • Height: 5'6"
      • Weight: 120lbs

      To be clear these are not hiking boots and do not think they are, but if you are buying them for casual wear you will love them! They look great with everything! I'm a chemist, and on my feet all day (also currently pregnant) and these shoes have been really comfortable.

      Surprisingly Great

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 9
      • Height: 5'8"
      • Weight: 150lbs

      These boots are true to size. For a point of reference, I usually wear a size 9 in Sorels, Frye, and Hunter. They were surprisingly comfortable. They have somewhat of an arch support and are not constricting in any way. These are meant for CASUAL wear... which means, don't go climb a mountain and get mad that these don't hold up. Color is true to photo for the Dachshund Brown/Coffee Bean Brown color.