User Review: The North Face Men's Jannu GTX
Use: full-leather shoe providing backpackers with waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex performance and technical, X-Frame stability for treks through treacherous terrain
Break-in Period: 1month
Weight: 3lbs 2oz
Price Paid: $175
I've had the boots for just over a month. The boots were comfortable straight away and still are. The leather seemed a bit supple for a brand new boot but it meant less wearing in ie. no blisters. The fit is great as I have a narrow low volume foot. That's why I've decided to give it 2 stars. It looks the part and even though I had read some other rather negative reviews (on a different website) I decided to go with it as TNF is a brand I've come to trust.
Now for the bad news. After using the boots 5 days a week for 4 weeks while doing construction site inspections the midsole has started to come away from the upper! The only thing I've been carrying is my clipboard!!! What's going to happen when I trek 20miles with a 40 pound pack on my back!
I didn't want to purchase the boot as I noted it was made in China, but then again what isn't these days. Luckily I didn't buy these online and the guys at the store that I bought it from know me pretty well so I'm expecting a refund. Needless to say TNF are definitely going to lose me as a customer.