Good boot - I don't believe I had the right fit. My…
Use: Hiking, Dayhikes, rough trail
Break-in Period: 2 years still waiting
Price Paid: Unknown
Good boot - I don't believe I had the right fit. My first and wonderful pair of older North Face hiking boots developed a serious defect (popping sound) in the soles. North Face no longer made that shoe so they sent me a replacement in the Light GTX in the same size. Problem is different fit. Horrible fit, actually. They feel very large and somewhat "clumpy." Also rub in a different way that I've never been able to resolve. I will try to contact North Face to resolve but right now I am leaning towards buying a new and different brand, such as the Asolo TPS 520.
They have been to W.Va. and in the mountains of Montana…
Materials: leather, gore-tex and manmade upper
Use: mountain hiking/dayhiking
Break-in Period: months
Price Paid: $80
They have been to W.Va. and in the mountains of Montana this past summer and the rubber bottom began to peel off.