The North Face Padda
Use: water/dry hikes
Break-in Period: 1 second
Weight: light as air
Price Paid: $89
I am a wildlife/landscape photographer which takes me into the water and dry areas so that I can get 'the shot'. These water shoes are really great - they dry quickly with to drain holes and stand up to the dry to wet to dry conditions of a hike into the back country.
I have to have equipment that will withstand the pounding long hikes give and to be able to stand for long periods in water and out. They are accurately sized and feel great!
Materials: gore tex
Use: 1 year
Break-in Period: 3 full days
Price Paid: $85
Well, the first time I used them they were great, but then I realized later that the little rocks you don't want get in your shoe. So O love the price but personally I gave these to my dad and bought a pair of Vibram 5 Fingers because it had no holes in the bottom.
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The Padda is an all-terrain, amphibious shoe with a high-grip HydroTrak outsole for splash-and-dash activities.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version
The naive group in Anaconda (the movie) faced a hungry snake -without wearing The North Face Men's Padda Amphibious Shoes on their feet. The snake turned them into tasty statistics. You do the math. On watery travails the Padda Amphibious Shoe's synthetic leather upper and open mesh side and top paneling keep debris from bogging you down while drainage ports on the Northotic midsole let water out. The SBR liner provides sock-free comfort without the risk of blistering, and the rugged, tacky grip Hydro Trak rubber sole conquers varied water and land conditions confidently. Whether rock-hopping through the river, or descending a muddy bank, the TPU X-frame stabilizes your escape down the river.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Description of The North Face Padda ShoesThe Padda is an all-terrain, amphibious shoe with a high-grip HydroTrak™ outsole for splash-and-dash activities.Features:Last : MultisportApprox Weight : [Half-Pair] 9.3 oz (264 g); [Pair] 1 lb 3 oz (528 g) Northot
- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version
A water-craving amphibious shoe with a porous mesh upper, underfoot drainage channels, and a stick rubber outsole. Designed for the kayaker, river runner and waterfront explorer, the Padda features The North Face TPU X-Frame for lateral roll control support and a Northotic midsole for stability, support and comfort. Ultra lightweight, hydrophobic, synthetic nubuck and highly breathable mesh upper. Open mesh keeps debris out without retaining water. TPU X-Frame provides lateral roll control support on uneven surfaces. Hydrophobic SBR lining package provides all day, sock-free comfort without the worry of blistering. Hydrophobic compression-molded EVA Northotic midsole with drainage ports; Northotic midsole provides support, stability, and cushioning. Low-profile, high surface area HydroTrak sticky rubber outsole with drainage ports for sure traction.
- EMS refers to the men's version