The North Face Havoc Shoe

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Comfortable and practical, but soles appear to be…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: GBP90

Summary

Comfortable and practical, but soles appear to be a bit soft.

Pros

  • Waterproof
  • Breathable
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Sole wears quickly

I use trail/approach shoes almost every day. Basically I get a black/grey pair and use them for work and about town 4 or 5 days every week, so they get a lot of action.

These are comfortable uppers and the sole gives enough stiffness/support for a lot of walking. They seem to be waterproof and despite a slightly plastic appearance they breath pretty well. I don't get too hot and sweaty in them.

My main issue is that the sole seems to be too soft. My last few pairs of similar shoes (Merrell, Salomon, and Scarpa) have lasted about three years each. These are just under a year old and I have already worn right through the soles in a few places. The rest of the shoe is still fine, but I guess I will have to replace them soon as the tread continues to disappear.

I'll admit I do a LOT of walking, but I always have done, and I expected a big brand to last better than this.

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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

This lightweight, performance-oriented boot is built with CRADLE(TM) technology and an exclusive, superlight Vibram(R) outsole to provide flexible support for moving fast and light over technical terrain / UPPER/ Full-grain leather toe and mudguard / Welded-synthetic, breathable midfoot / Protective rubber toe cap / Northotic(TM) Pro upgraded EVA footbed with Poron(R) Resource Heel and forefoot cushioning pads and ESS CRADLE(TM) support BOTTOM/ TPU and EVA CRADLE(TM) heel cushioning and stability technology / Combination compression-molded EVA and injected PU midsole / TPU Snake Plate(TM) forefoot protection / Exclusive Vibram(R) rubber outsole

- Rocky Mountain Trail refers to the men's version

Tread lightly over rough, challenging terrain in The North Face Men's Havoc Hiking Shoe. The North Face built this lightweight hiker shoe around its new Cradle technology, which cradles and protects your heel so you can stride, hop, and climb with upmost confidence.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version

CLOSEOUTS . The North Face's Havoc trail shoes mix new CRADLE technology with an exclusive Vibramand#174; outsole to create the perfect blend of stability, cushioning, comfort and grip. Available Colors: DEMITASSE BROWN/SUBLIME GREEN, WINDCHIME GREY/TNF RED. Sizes: 8, 8.5, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 9, 12.

- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version

Catch sunrise from the high ridgeline in the Men's North Face Havoc Hiking Shoes. These low-top hiking shoes feature a protective rubber toecap to keep buffer you from impact when you're moving fast. Cradle technology and anatomically-correct lacing provides optimal stability. The heel and forefoot are cushioned for impact protection, especially in rough terrain. Even when conditions are slippery, the Vibram rubber outsole keeps you in close contact with the trail. When you are heading out for an ambitious day hike, you'll appreciate the comfort and durability of the North Face Havoc Hiking Shoes for Men.

- Altrec Outlet refers to the men's version

Catch the sunrise peeking over the hills in these lightweight, hiking shoes made of breathable material. Offering a classic low-profile sneaker fit, they help extend your stride and foster fast leg-turnover. Thanks to CRADLE technology, these shoes allow you to achieve a perfect balance of stability, cushioning and comfort, inspiring confidence to conquer any terrain. An exclusive Vibram outsole provides flexible, secure grip, so you can move confidently.

- The North Face refers to the men's version