These rugged, mid-cut hiking boots will keep any backpacker comfortable, safe and supported through all types of terrain. A GORE-TEX membrane blocks out the wet, allowing you to take spring showers and shallow streams in your stride. A gusseted tongue keeps out kicked-up rocks and twigs. For protection against stone bruising, there’s an ESS Snake Plate and a comfy OrthoLite footbed. To ensure you have traction on tricky surfaces, there’s a sticky Vibram XS Trek outsole.
Gore-Tex GORE-TEX fabrics lead the industry in providing durable waterproof, breathable protection. The GORE-TEX membrane is completely impervious to rain, sleet and snow, while allowing perspiration to pass through it from within. Tiny pores in the GORE-TEX membrane allow perspiration to escape while preventing water from entering.
Ortholite Ortholite produces footbeds with a uniform degree of hardness throughout, or with 2 or even 3 different degrees of hardness, which ensure improved wearing comfort and protection on all models from casual shoes to extremely robust hiking boots.
Vibram Outsole Technologies Vibram is known for its durable, robust quality. The North Face works hand in hand with Vibram to develop different outsoles, such as the Vibram Humbolt outsole, the Vibram Mikeno outsole, the Vibram Walsh outsole and the Vibram Rubber outsole component, all with outstanding slip resistance, stability and optimum protection.
The GORE-TEX water-repellent Gore-Tex laminate is the ideal garment for any outdoor activity. Providing reliable protection against the wind and the weather, the GORE-TEX membrane provides high breathability. Thus, the body is kept dry and cooled during exertion. At rest, the material offers warming comfort.