The North Face Reventazo Sandal
I was looking for a sandal with single-pull strap…
Price Paid: $70 including shipping
I was looking for a sandal with single-pull strap closure, no velcro, waterproof, and good traction. Another model--The North Face Fisher Canyon--fit these needs, fit my narrow foot well and was very comfortable, except the traction wasn't aggressive enough for my needs. When a dog gnawed through the strap of my Fisher Canyons, I decided to try the Reventazo.
One good thing about the Reventazo was that the traction was exactly what I wanted--it didn't slip on any surface I tried. However, I didn't like how I could feel the straps "creaking" as I walked (which certainly never happened with the Fisher Canyon).
Most importantly and unfortunately, nearing the end of an 8-mile walk in my Reventazos through a city on sidewalk I was ready to toss them behind a bush and finish barefoot because I had developed painful blisters on both my achilles where the rear strap rubbed, and also the skin on my heels was very sore.
I don't think even an 8-mile-long walk should result in such discomfort, especially with a $70 sandal from such an otherwise well-reputed brand. In short, the Reventazos are UNCOMFORTABLE.
Here's what other sites are saying:
CLOSEOUTS . The North Face Reventazo sandal combines the casual comfort of a sandal with the terrain-grabbing outsole of a hiking shoe for on and off-road versatility. Webbing straps adjust to fit Padded heel loop Anatomically-shaped footbed Tenacious traction rubber outsole Medium width CLOSEOUTS . China. Half sizes order down.
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version
The Reventazo is a trail-specific performance sandal with Tenacious Grip outsole, molded Northotic footbed, and climbing rope-inspired webbing straps.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version
If you prefer hiking in sandals, look no further than The North Face Reventazo sandals with their reliable traction and easy strap adjustment. Climbing-rope-inspired polyester webbing straps wrap your feet and anchor them to moorings in the sandals' midsoles. Fully adjustable from one tightening point so you can tighten the entire fit with one pull. Padded heel straps feature a neoprenelike lining for quick-drying comfort. Dense polyurethane footbeds provide durable support without sacrificing cushioning. Molded multidensity arch ribs and full-length nylon midsole shanks add support and stability underfoot. TNF Tenacious Grip™ rubber outsoles provide excellent traction both on- and off-road.
- REI refers to the men's version