User Review: The North Face Men's Ultra 104 GTX XCR
Materials: g-tex xcr
Use: multiple mile dayhikes and trail runs of 10 miles
Traction is very good offroad on all trail conditions but if you walk indoors on a tile floor you risk falling flat on your tail bone as these are treacherously slippery when wet. But offroad they do shine with traction and breathable waterproofness.
My first use was in the Adirondacks for a 4 day backpack. They did shine even though everything from 4000 to 2500 feet was still snow in 80 degree weather in May and the snow would not allow you to take more than 15 steps without dropping in your full leg length for the entire afternoon.
The next day below that the creeks were running knee deep and if you stepped in over your shoe the shoe did not drain so you walked all day in your own personal puddles. Some competitors do offer drains in the insole so I did look for them.