Soft, suede uppers, and a fairly wide last make these feel like old friends straight from the box. An excellent lacing system makes it easy to achieve a great fit across the whole foot, and a locking eyelet by the tongue makes them incredibly easy to whip on and off. The Vibram sole has quite an aggressive tread pattern, which inspires confidence on rugged ground, and provides great shock absorption and traction on all types of terrain. The stiffness in the midsole is just right and a nice rocking action in the sole helps spur you forward as you walk, and helps keep your feet feeling fresh. Gore-Tex uppers will keep your feet dry in shallow puddles, and a gusseted tongue provides protection from unwanted debris getting inside.
Sizes: UK 3-8.5
Waterproof lining: Yes
Weight (pair): 850g
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 01539 822155; www.thenorthface.com/eu