This past summer and fall, what we’ve seen of it so far, I have put a pair of The North Face hiking shoes to the test. From cold climates to warm climates, and from wet climates to dry climates I stretch the limits of what an ordinary shoe can withstand. Good thing The North Face designs extraordinary footwear. Gore-Tex waterproofing ensures my socks don’t get soaked when I splash through a creek or trek in a downpour. (And let me tell you, if you’re in a canyon when it rains it’s like standing in the middle of a waterfall.) When it’s hot out and my feet sweat, pores in the Gore-Tex coating allow the perspiration to travel outside my shoe. It is a very nice, comprehensive technology. As if one awesome technology isn’t enough, TNF found a way to fit in Cradle technology as well. This cushioning for your heel helps stabilize your footfalls for proper footing, which is nice to have on any terrain. To top it all off, The North Face uses a Vibram outsole for superb traction. And if you do a lot of hiking on slick surfaces this is a necessity. The North Face also designs hiking boots if you have a tendency to roll your ankle or if you just prefer that extra support because you hike in rocky areas. Whatever style you choose it is a great investment!
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