The North Face Esker Ridge
I really like these trail shoes, comfy and solid at…
Materials: Nubuck leather and fabric uppers, UltrATAC™ rubber outsoles
Use: dayhikes to weekenders
Break-in Period: 0 - 1 days
Weight: 15 oz
Price Paid: $47.93
I really like these trail shoes, comfy and solid at the same time. I enjoyed them right out of the box, slapped them on went on a 4 mile hike. My feet were happy but my soles wished I had worn better socks -- duh. I have since worn them for daily walks and a few dayhikes. They are very supportive for how light they are.
I have small duck feet and these held my heel snug while giving my toes room to groove. Seems to run small; I wear a 6.5 - 7 and these are an 8 and fit divine.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The North Face Women's Esker Ridge Mid is an excellent shoe for mid weight hikers. You'll have plenty of support for loads around 25 pounds with the 2/3 steel shank and lots of traction on the steepest trails with the TNF Trail Grip outsole. An AgION anti-microbial lining keeps the funk off your feet and a rubberized leather toecap will increase the life of that high abuse area. The Women's Esker Ridge Mid has a narrower heel cup to combat heel-lift problems and a softer flex for added comfort.
- Backcountry Outlet
Lightweight, low-cut hiker suitable for light hiking with loads of up to 25 lbs. Avg Weight : 1 lbs 14 oz (0 kg) Last : Hiking AgION Antimicrobial A silver agent woven into the footbed inhibits the growth of odors and disease-causing bacteria. UltraTAC™ Rubber Outsole Compound Proprietary traction system that grips in wet and dry conditions. X-2™ Cushioning Embedded in high impact areas, the heel andor forefoot areas, lightweight, durable X-2™ cushioning ensures a well-cushioned ride and enables an energy-efficient stride. Features* Lightweight, low-cut hiker suitable for light hiking with loads of up to 25 lbs. * UPPER 1.6-1.8 mm nubuck leather upper * 1.6-1.8 mm fine-nap suede underlays * Abrasion-resistant textile * AgION™ antimicrobial X-2™ footbed * Gusseted tongue * BOTTOM Die-cut EVA in forefoot and heel * 23-length steel-shank insert * UltrATAC™ rubber cupsole
- Massey's Outfitters
The North Face Womens Esker Ridge is an excellent choice for weekend hikers who want a low-top shoe.