- February 11 2012
Great hiking shoes
These are quality North face hiking shoes. They fit true to size. They are very comfortable and durable. I have owned and used the North Face products for many years and I am very satisfied with the overall quality.
- February 1 2012
I like them very much. The build quality is very well (like most of NF products). Vibram sole is durable and have a good hookup with ground. My only concern is size. I wear between 8-8.5US but I had to stick to 9US because they are running half size small. I would suggest to order 0.5-1 size up.
- August 25 2011
Best for smooth trails
Got these Hedgehogs about 3 weeks ago. I went for about a 9 mile day hike in the North Cascades in them. They were comfortable, fit well, breathe well, and provided good traction on slippery rocks / logs in creek crossings. I didn't get the gore-tex versions because I don't day hike in downpouring rain and I don't care what anyone say, I think gore-tex at least somewhat decreases the breathability of shoes. The one thing I was a tad disappointed with is the sole in the forefoot is a little too thin / soft. Even though they're Vibram soles, they just seemed a bit too soft up there. I could feel all the small rocks and edges of big rocks I hiked over. It wasn't bad but still a bit softer than I would prefer. I think TNF did that to make these very soft / comfortable on the forefoot on smooth terrain (since it seems most folks wearing TNF shoes / clothes seldom see a trail these days anyways). The heel box was perfect. I couldn't feel any rocks under my heels and the box held my foot in that area excellently. Plus, the shoes have a nice light feel to them. Overall, I'm satisfied.
- June 15 2011
Good Value / Fit
This is the first hiking type shoe Ive purchased, opting previously for boots. As a big guy, Ive always preferred hiking shoes to engineer boots, sneakers, etc., for comfort in my everyday walking around. These shoes fit well in size 12 and were comfortable right out of the box. They are surprisingly light, clean up easily after robust use and a decent value as priced. Oddly, I also purchased Salomon boots in the same size and they were tight, (and squeaked). I went to EMS to purchase another pair and wound up buying a North Face product, but had to go a size larger. But Im happy with the shoes.