The North Face Philter

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I have worn this shoe every day for 5 years, that…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Materials: hydrotrak sole
Use: dayhikes, trailrunning, sailing, kayaking, urban
Weight: less than jogging shoes
Price Paid: 80$

I have worn this shoe every day for 5 years, that good is the quality of this shoe.

This is a "wolf in sheep's clothing." It seems like a simple shoe until you test its extreme limits.

The drainage is fantastic, best shoe ever made for all-around purpose [except rain in a city].

Perfect in very hot climate since every move ventilates this shoe.

Perfect for city life and walking compared to more open mesh sandals. No dirt or sand gets into the shoe when on a beach or in the city. It protects expensive drysuit socks.

Very comfortable sole during the shoes complete lifespan.

Extremely light weight shoe for running/ walking.

The best sailing shoe there is, makes no marks, perfect grip, even when wet! The sole is flat, it doesn't scratch plastic surfaces or cause damage.

This is the ultimate indoor shoe as well, perfect at work.

Should not be worn a rainy day in the city since dirty water enters from below, but that's what one has to expect, from this shoe made for the true nomads of this world.

After this hill, another waits. /Niklas L

P.S. The yellow model, thanks to the special vibrant color becomes normal yellow after 3 years, a yellow that makes the shoe look as if it was just bought.

P.S.S. Please "The North Face" drop the pride and start selling them again, there is no alternative.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Far more comfortable than soaking wet running shoes, The North Face Men's Philter Water Shoe gives rafters and kayakers fast-drying comfort with exceptional traction and ergonomic support. The Philter Water Shoe has molded drainage channels built into the dual-density internal footbed and midsole, so you void the water from inside the shoe much faster than other water shoes. Synthetic nubuck leather along the air mesh upper helps things drain from inside the shoe while offering excellent breathable comfort in warm weather conditions. Whether you're kayaking the shores of Monterey or taking on the whitewaters of the upper Hudson, the Philter offers the traction and comfort essential for your amphibious adventures.

- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version

The North Face Men's Philter is designed for those who seek breathability and drainage from a sport shoe. Moisture can wreak havoc on a day on the trail if you aren't prepared, that's why TNF designed the Philter. Ideal for damp and muggy environments, the Philter is constructed of water-resistant synthetic nubuck to help prevent the wearer from getting wet. If the wearer does become water-logged, the open-air sandwich-mesh helps the Philter and the feet quickly dry out. The Philter's non-marking HydroTrak rubber outsole comes complete with integrated drainage ports that act like a bilge pump for your feet.

- refers to the men's version

Specifically engineered for a multitude of fast-paced activities where drainage and breathability are a must. Upper: Water-resistant synthetic nubuc...

- Ramsey Outdoor refers to the men's version

The Flight Series Men's Philter by The North Face is a men's waterproof shoe specially engineered for a multitude of fast-paced activities where drainage and breathability are a must. Last: Multisport Approximate weight* [1/2 pair] 12 oz (337 g) [pair] 1 lbs 8 oz (674 g) *based on M's 9 Water-resistant synthetic nubuck and open-air sandwich-mesh Dual-density internal footbed/midsole combination with molded drainage channels Molded rubber heel-support strap Non-marking HydroTrak rubber outsole with TPU injection-molded shank and integrated drainage ports

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

The North Face Philter


The Philter has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$22.70 - $80.00

The North Face Philter is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen February 3, 2009 at

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