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  • Polyurethane-coated leather uppers feature waterproof, breathable Gore‑Tex membranes
  • Abrasion-resistant and breathable textile mesh lining
  • Thermoplastic urethane quarter welds for structural integrity
  • Rustproof hardware
  • Thermoplastic urethane Cradle™ heel-stability technology
  • Dual-density, compression-molded EVA midsoles with Cradle Guide™ platform
  • Thermoplastic urethane shanks offer protection from sharp objects
  • Exclusive Vibram rubber outsoles

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Specs

Best Use Hiking
Footwear Height Ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Waterproof Yes
Upper Leather
Lining Mesh
Midsole EVA
Support Thermoplastic urethane shank
Outsole Vibram rubber
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 1 lb. 14 oz.
Gender Men's

Size chart

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good through-hike shoe I just completed my 2016 through-hike of the AT and went through 3 pairs of these. Averaging about 750 miles per pair. The uppers and lowers seemed to wear out at about the same time. The fastest wear was the Pennsylvania rocks which completely trashed the shoes. I ordered a half a size larger on my last pair because of feet swell and it sure made a big difference. I was disappointed that the toe caps began to peal within days on all three pairs, but seemed to stay on. Also, the Goretex only keeps them dry for about fifteen minutes in the rain (even with gaiters).
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than most in its class I use these shoes for work. They have withstood 5-10mi/day, 10-16hr/day, 5-6 days/week use. I have worn them in -15F to 105F temperatures as well as in both rain and snow. After 10 months of use on concrete, brick, stone, and trails, the soles have remained glued to the upper, I still have 1/16th inch of tread, and the uppers have remained very well intact. The gore-tex liner has worked very well and my feet have yet to get wet on rainy days or when stepping in puddles. They are relatively comfortable and durable. My heel does not slip in them like other shoes in its class, and the toe box is wide enough to accommodate my wide foot. I haven't even had to replace the shoe laces. For $120, I have definitely gotten my money's worth out of this pair. Will be buying a new pair soon.
Date published: 2015-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good all-purpose outdoor shoe I'm on my second pair of these, with the prior being the now superseded version. Here in the PNW, I wear them more in the late-Fall through early-Spring rainy & cool months, not so much in the Summer because ... who the heck wants to wear goretex in the Summer? They're adequate for light-hiking, appropriate for business casual, and comfortable enough for knock-around use. What I really like about them is that all-purposeness - they're the only shoe I've taken traveling on numerous occasions, including two extended trips to Europe, because I can use them for casual wear, gym shoes, off-trail and wet-weather. The other shoes in this category tend to be clunky or needlessly expensive.
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Working Great I bought these and some Keen Marshall WP hiking shoes and wore them around the house to make a decision between the two. I chose the North Face shoes and I'm very happy with my choice. They are very grippy in loose conditions, comfortable on long hikes and have been wearing well so far. In a little less than a months, we probably hiked/walked 100 miles with no blisters or any issues with the shoes. the one issue, as others have noticed and was expected, is that because they're waterproof, they don't tend to breathe all that well and your feet will sweat. This did lead to them being a bit ripe at the end of a long day. Not giving them 5 stars simply because I thought the gore-tex liner would breathe a bit better.
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awesome shoe - except it falls apart I wore these on a 97 mile section hike of the AT (Dicks Creek - Fontana Dam) with a few weeks of casual wear beforehand to break them in. I love everything about the shoe (fit, comfort, support, traction, etc.), except that by mile 60 the sole of one of the shoes was completely falling off (had to go the final 37 miles using duct tape to hold it together). The other shoe had a less serious failure (one of the metal eyelets pulled out of the upper). I've heard of thru-hikers needing as many as 5 changes of footwear to complete a 2000 mile hike, but only lasting 60 miles is no bueno.
Date published: 2015-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable hiking shoe For years I have had a serious blister problem that I couldn't seem to solve. I tried these shoes on in the REI in Fort Collins, and my heal didn't slip so I gave them a try. I used them on a 12 mile hike and several shorter hikes and they didn't blister me. I can't vouch for durability yet, but the only problem so far is that they "pop" with every step. This is pretty annoying but I'll put up with it for the comfort. I suspect that they will split eventually at the point near the toe where they flex and pop
Date published: 2015-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite daily/outdoor shoe I'm 6'4" and I typically go through a pair of daily-wear shoes every 3 months or so before my knees start hurting. This is (I theorize) because they use the same foam for my shoes (which support a lot of vertical pressure) as they do for someone much smaller. These shoes, on the other hand, have lasted me 9 months. That's 9 months of walking and hiking (many, many miles), working at a standing desk for several hours a day, and all sorts of other vertical tom-foolery. Considering the excellent GoreTex membrane and the great sole, these shoes are a steal. I'm buying another pair now (which is what reminded me to leave a review).
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Only Average Purchased these after having owned three pairs of the previous Hedgehog model. These do not have the same arch support, and although all of the same size (supposedly), this new model is shorter. I realized this at the time of purchase, but the next size up was just too large, and I figured the shoes would stretch some over time. I work on my feet and really appreciate shoes that are supportive, light-weight and comfortable. Within a month of having purchased this new model, I was again looking for new shoes. Unfortunately, I can't find any of the previous-model Hedgehogs anywhere.
Date published: 2017-02-05
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Where can I get replacement laces for these shoes (New Taupe Green/Moon Mist Grey)? I know I need 60" laces but I haven't found any close to this color and one of the original laces broke.

Asked by: KentE
We suggest contacting the manufacturer to see if shoe laces that are color matched to these shoes are available.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-22

How wide are these shoes? I don't see any width sizing specs.

Asked by: Arboh
This shoe is a D width.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-15

How comfortable are these for use around town and that once a year hike in the hills. I have running shoes to tromp around in but I like the look of these.

Asked by: FJTB
​We have heard a lot of feedback that these shoes are very comfortable. They are a good choice for what you will be using them for.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-03
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