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The North Face Ultra 109 Waterproof Trail Running Shoe - Men's

$118.95
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Ultra 109 Waterproof Trail Running Shoe

Whether you're caught in an unexpected downpour or heading out on the trail despite the steady rain, these waterproof hiking and running shoes will have you covered in wet weather. They're durable enough for tough trails, comfortable enough for long miles, and reliably waterproof thanks to their  breathable DryVent membrane, which shuts out any moisture you encounter in the mountains.

  • Waterproof trail shoes that'll keep you out there on rainy days
  • DryVent membrane is both effectively waterproof and breathable
  • Midsole features soft cushioning and a supportive inner shank
  • Rubber outsole grips in varying terrain and conditions
  • Underfoot rock plate and tough toe cap provide protection
  • Upper materials offer both breathability and abrasion resistance
  • Item #TNFZA2S

Upper Material
synthetic mesh
Waterproofing
DryVent membrane
Closure
lace
Footbed
OrthoLite Hybrid
Midsole
single-density EVA, ESS shank
Sole
UltrATAC rubber
Last
TNF-006A
Support Type
stability
Drop
12mm
Claimed Weight
[single] 13.9oz
Recommended Use
trail running, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty
limited 1 year

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>Rating: 1

Disappointed

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

Unfortunately these boots are not remotely water proof and don’t understand how they claim as such. After one or two uses when they initially stayed dry the right boot seems to attract water and walking through any light snow or slush gets my foot wet within minutes. Too bad, will just need to avoid any rain or snow, but that was the point of them.

>Rating: 3

Not recommended for medium-footed folks

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought
11
Weight
185 lbs

The grip and support are remarkable on these. Unfortunately they’re so narrow in the mid-foot that my toes were half-numb after 15 minutes of walking on firm, grassy terrain. Same result when tested with different hiking socks varying in thickness.

>Rating: 5

Good hiking sneaker

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
8
Height
5` 6"
Weight
140 lbs

Great pair of trail sneakers. I stood in a tub of water for 10 minutes (see picture). It's definitely waterproof up to the first pair of shoelace loops. Anything higher and your socks will get wet. I saw some other sites where reviewers complained about water. If you hike in areas where there are deep puddles of water, you'll need a proper boot, not a sneaker. Also keep in mind that this is a trail sneaker so the outsole will be firm and the insole will not be as cushioned as a running shoe. Adjust your expectations accordingly. There's no way you can expect a hiking sneaker to handle your marathon training. Great sneaker for situations where a boot is too much. I can wear these sneakers to the gym on those nasty weather days when a boots would be too stiff. As for sizing, like most sneakers, the toe box will expand as you break them in. After you break them in, the sizing will be about 1/3 larger than that size. Thus if you usually wear a NewBalance size 10, this NorthFace shoe will feel like 10.33.

Great
>Rating: 5

Good hiking sneaker

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
8
Height
5` 6"
Weight
140 lbs

Great pair of trail sneakers. I stood in a tub of water for 10 minutes. See picture. It's definitely waterproof up to the first pair of shoelace loops. Anything higher and your socks will get wet. I saw some other sites where reviewers complained about water. If you hike in areas where there are deep puddles of water, you'll need a proper boot, not a sneaker. Also keep in mind that this is a trail sneaker so the outsole will be firm and the insole will not be as cushioned as a running shoe. Adjust your expectations accordingly. There's no way you can expect a hiking sneaker to handle your marathon training. Great sneaker for situatuons where a boot is too much.

Great
>Rating: 5

North Face Ultra 109

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
9
Height
5` 9"
Weight
200 lbs

Little heavy for a trail running shoe but makes a great light hiking boot. Very durable. Extremely comfortable. This is my second pair of these.

>Rating: 2

Extremely uncomfortable

These shoes look awesome, but I found them to be extremely uncomfortable. I did my last hike with them last weekend. Could no longer take the lack of support.

Need more info. What is your height and weight? And how much mileage and elevation did you traverse? You might need a pair of proper boots, rather than a pair of rugged sneakers.