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The North Face Ballard Lace II Boot - Women's

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Ballard Lace II Boot

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

Upper Material
PU-coated leather
Waterproofing
PU coating
Closure
laces
Footbed
OrthoLite ReBound
Sole
IcePick (temperature-sensitive lugs)
Shaft Height
6.5 in
Heel Height
1 in
Claimed Weight
[single] 12.6oz
Recommended Use
casual
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year limited

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>Rating: 1

Wildly inaccurate size.

Fit:
Runs large

I bought a pair in size 6, which according to the size chart on The North Face's website, is equivalent to 23 cm = 9 inches. The shoe is nearly 10 inches, and of course, no amount of inside padding or thick socks can make up for the difference. Please save yourselves the $6.99 return shipping label cost and DO NOT BUY these boots in your regular size. Go down 1 size, or 1.5 if you're in between to begin with.

I
>Rating: 4

Love these boots

I absolutely love the look of these boots! However, the toe bed is a bit narrow if you are wearing a boot sock. Also, on the left foot, where one of the buckles are, it dents down and pushes on top of my foot. The other side doesn't do this. I am keep this because I feel with time it will work itself out and they were completely out of my size for an exchange.

Thanks for your honest review Meghan! I hope the end up working out with the buckle sizing you mentioned.

>Rating: 5

Run Large

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it

Very cute boots and so excited to see them in person. They are not grainy, at least mine aren't. I got the lightest color. They're actually beautifully made boots in my opinion. If there was something they could do to make them better it would be having a little strap to pull the boots on with, but it isn't hard to get them on, no biggie. I am returning my 9.5 (I usually wear between 9 & 10 in womens shoes) and I will be ordering the 8.5, as there's a full inch, maybe a little more, at the tip of the 9.5 boot I ordered. Best of luck!

>Rating: 5

Love them! True to size.

Love the look and the fit. I get extra discount from here: coupon-code.info

>Rating: 4

Overall great boots

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I was worried on how the boots would look and function based on the mixed reviews I've read but I honestly love them. I ordered a size 6 in Coffee bean brown/ caper berry green and I usually go up half a size in hiking boots in order to accommodate thicker socks or swollen feet but the 6.5 in the color I wanted was not in stock. I figured I'd try the 6 anyways and return them if I had to and I also wanted to wear these for more casual purposes. I've had these boots for about 3 weeks now and have worn them almost every day. It only took about 2 or 3 days to break them in. I wear my normal wool hiking socks with them, and they fit perfect and feel comfortable even after having them on all day. As far as warmth it hasn't dropped below 36 degrees in Ohio, so I do not know how they hold up in colder weather. These boots however did well in the rain, as it has been constantly raining on and off here and my feet and socks stayed dry the whole time. I do want to warn that the leather is a lot rougher in person than it is pictured online and not what I was expecting so I did deduct a star for that. I eventually added 3 coats of leather conditioner to fix the texture, it has worked wonderfully but did darken the color.

>Rating: 1

Ew

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

These dark brown boots were a shock to see in person. The leather was the right color but it seemed that something bad had happened to it. It was very rough and dry and felt stiff and cheap. Not only were these boots distressed, they were traumatized. Couldn’t return them so tried conditioning them first with leather lotion and then with heavy duty things for weather-abused workbooks. Nothing worked. Plus the leather was so bad the boots were uncomfortable and immediately took on water. Looks like some people got a reasonable version of this boot but a lot of us didn’t. If you order, be prepared to gamble and lose.

I had exactly the same experience with these boots... so sad :(

>Rating: 1

Do not recommend

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

The leather isn't shiny and is MUCH rougher than pictured. They also scuff very easily. I wore them for about a month anyway because I really just needed some water resistant boots but they lost all water resistance and now become completely soaked at the first sight of rain. I got them on sale and still feel I over paid.

>Rating: 5

Love my NF Ballard Lace II Boots

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

This boots are great, the color that I ordered was Coffee Bean Brown /Caper Berry Green, the boots are the same as the picture.. no difference even the leather matches the picture and they look and feel fantastic. Don’t believe the bad reviews !! I’m glad I purchased the boots. I highly recommend this boots. M.Verah

This
>Rating: 5

Love them!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

After I purchased the boots (I got the dachshund brown), I saw the reviews online about the leather not matching the picture and was a little nervous, once I received them they looked exactly like the picture! They're great. Comfortable, well made, stylish. They check all of the boxes. Highly recommend!

>Rating: 3

I want to love them

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

I ordered the lighter pair. They fit true to size, but they don't look like they do online. The material has a cheap appearance, lighter color than I expected with a gritty feel. I can't decide if I want to keep them. They're almost cute, but I'm disappointed if I'm being totally honest.

I
>Rating: 4

New favorite winter boots

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

The leather wasn't quite the quality I was expecting but I love these boots nonetheless. I usually wear a size 7 and a 7 fit perfectly even with my wool socks. The boots are warm and waterproof with a decent grip even on icy walkways. They've kept my feet toasty and dry through this Michigan winter.

The
>Rating: 4

Ballard Boot Goofin'

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I agree with others in the sense that these look very different in person than online but with that being said I don't hate them- I still kept them (and I'm so glad I did but I had to take away a star for them looking different than pictured). The pictures make the leather look shiny, stiff, and "classier" but it's more rustic and distressed looking in real life. The leather was lighter colored than pictured and wasn't smooth- it was a tad gritty but I still liked them! They fit very true to size and are extremely comfortable and perfect for walking around in the snow for extended amounts of time! I usually wear these when I need to take the train to work in colder weather. They are a classic looking boot that holds up well and has a good, durable grip to the sole.

>Rating: 5

My favorite boot HANDS DOWN!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I have these boot as well a pair in suede. I absolutely love them. You can dress them up or down and they are so comfortable. I have had my pair for 3 years, putting them through the wringer. Worn them to festivals as well as in the snow. The leather is pretty worn but I haven't had a single leak. Love Love Love!

>Rating: 2

Not what I expected

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it

These are a great comfortable boot but I was definitely expecting a dressier more firm leather. The leather is very soft and they are definitely a boot that would be better suited camping than everyday going to work in the winter.

>Rating: 1

Disappointed

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it

These boots did not even look similar to the leather in the picture when I opened the box.

>Rating: 5

Love these boots!!!

I live in NC so I figured these boots would be great for a mild winter. However ....I found myself in Boston for work during a massive snow storm/freeze and though I considered buying a pair of snow boots for the week, i decided that it would be cheaper to just replace these north face boots after I ruined them in the snow and slush. Spoiler alert: They didn’t ruin!!! They held up, kept my feet warm, kept out moisture, and still look great. Will need to buy another pair eventually because these boots are the best and apparently can double as snow boots if needed.

>Rating: 4

Great for casual use

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

These boots are really comfortable and look great! They fit true to size and I can wear them with just about anything. I gave 4 stars though, because they're already starting to leak a little. Other than that, great boots!

>Rating: 4

Great Boot

These boots are super comfortable. As many of the reviews have said, the leather seems it little cheap.. it has a funny texture to it. It looks great though! I love the wrap around laces, very unique.

>Rating: 5

Perfect boot

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I love these boots! I live in a mountain town and they are perfect for walking through snow and ice while also being light enough to wear all day at the office. I was worried about them rubbing on my ankles (per reading reviews prior to purchasing) but i was lucky and didn't have any issues. Size wise, I can usually wear a 7-7.5 depending on brand, and so I got a 7.5 thinking I'd be wearing thick socks with these. The 7.5s were a big too big, and the 7 with socks fit great! I was also worried about them fitting my calves (I have thick calves), but these fit perfectly and have the ability to accommodate all sizes. Overall the quality is great, the shoes are super comfy and the style is very cute! Definitely the perfect boot for me!

>Rating: 5

Perfect casual boot !

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I wear these everyday come cold weather and my feet stay dry, warm, and happy ! Love the lace system that makes it easy to get on/off in just a minute. Just enough cushion for comfort and support to stay active. Worth the cost and will keep for years.