The North Face Men's Back-To-Berkeley Boot. This warm-weather, low-cut version of the Back-to-Berkeley boot combines an old-school look with new-school tech.
• Hydroseal waterproof membrane.
• 100 g PrimaLoft Eco Insulation.
• Ortholite sockliner.
• Durable TNF Winter Grip rubber outsole with Ice Pick temperature-sensitive lugs
Mid-cut insulated boot combines an old-school look with new-school tech. HydroSeal™ waterproof protection, 100 g Primaloft® insulation and TNF™ Winter Grip™ rubber outsole deliver winter protection.
|Approx Weight:||1/2 pair|
|Bottom:||Die-cut EVA midsole|
|Circumference:||14 1⁄2 in|
|Heel Height:||1 in|
|Platform Height:||1⁄4 in|
|Shaft:||5 1⁄2 in|
|Upper:||PU-coated, ballistic polyester upper|
|Weight:||1 lb 2 oz|
|The North Face Back-To-Berkeley 68||$94.99 - $130.00|
|The North Face Back-To-Berkeley SE||$116.95 - $130.00|
|The North Face Back-To-Berkeley 84||$79.99 - $130.00|
|The North Face Back-To-Berkeley Collab Boot||$103.97 - $160.00|
I am impressed with these boots. They are a perfect medium between shoes and boots - light, but warm. I live on the border of North Dakota and Manitoba and we have some serious winters. These boots have performed great in the 6-10 inches of snow for several hours walking the dogs. The top two sets of eyelets are shredding the laces which is disappointing. However, they did come with an extra set in another color. I prefer the red laces and contacted North Face and they sent me extra laces for free! Overall I am impressed with these boots.
These are obviously a lightweight, city-walk, "boot-version" of a walkabout shoe. I'll definitely buy'em,... but according to reviews, they will not endure water, abuse, and hard wear. They're very cool looking which attracted me, and I expect them to deliver long hours of comfortable, casual wear, without problems, for a few years: naturally, with compliments! For $90 bucks (which is nothing nowadays) what do you guys expect?: these are $90 of cool.
I was very happy about the look of the boot when it came in the mail. Once I put it on I quickly found out it REALLY runs small. I saw the other reviews and ordered a 1/2 size larger. For sure order a FULL size larger if you get this boot.
So far they are really comfortable and light weight. I have only worn them in the streets, not out hiking or in the woods yet but I plan on doing so. Very well made and a nice look as well.
GREAT BOOTS ,FAST SHIP,FIT WELL ORDER ONE HALF SIZE BIGGER..! THESE BOOTS ARE SO NICE I ORDER ONE FOR MY SON ALSO GREAT PRICE. PUTING THESE BOOTS AWAY FOR THE FALL-WINTER..!
In brief: Cozy and cool for light, casual use. Expect cold wet feet for anything remotely beyond that.
I got these boots to wear around town, walking to/from work and short hikes in the snow, rain and cold. For those purposes, they are fine and I do love the look. But calling these boots waterproof is absurd. The exposed foam soles and ankles soak up moisture and funnel it into the boot when flexed. On a recent hike in very light rain the boots soaked through in about an hour to the point that I had to wring out my socks and the insoles. The boots then completely soaked a change of dry socks in a matter of steps. With each step the foam squished water into the boot. I resigned myself to water-logged feet for the rest of my 2-day trip and wishing I'd worn my goretex trail runners instead.
and DON'T buy North Face shoes. I work at an outdoor retailer and have seen more pairs of TNF shoes fall apart or leak than any other brand. This model in particular falls apart at the heel so often it makes you scratch your head at how anyone buys them. If you are looking for a good shoe with a similar fit check out Scarpa or Salomon shoes.
I also find it funny how almost everyone who has rated this shoe highly, hasn't actually used them at all.
boots started splitting out on the sole almost immediately. Northface always seemed like the "wilderness chic" gear that isn't really gear at all, which ive found to be true on my first purchase from them. Backcountry.com sure boasts a super duper return anything whenever for whatever,... ya, have fun trying to exercise that warranty, what a nightmare.... one sorry sir after another
I have returned them for new pairs twice now and they both developed leaks. The first pair even had a bad seem where my big toe went in one of the boots and it was too painful to even wear. But they look cool.
Not very waterproof at all, two weeks in and my feet had damp patches all over.
Rubber came away from front and the inner lining rubbed off my ankle.
Very light, but not as advertised, I wouldn't buy these again.
Comfortable boot with good looks, it does run a size small. Terrible quality construction. I have worn these boots for 2 days and the sole on the heel is already separating. I would not waste your money.
I have had these for a month now and have wore them almost everyday now. Here is what I have observed:
These boots feel like shoes, they are not bulky and are very light weight. These boots are made in China and it shows. The stitching is not perfect on my boots and the pair I have also have a crease in the bottom of the tongue where they were not sewn very well. This is unfortunate seeing as I use to think The North Face made some of the best clothing and shoes around. Now you can tell these are made in China with little quality control. On the plus side however these boots are nice and toasty. The 100 grams of primaloft keeps your feet warm even when temperatures dip below 0. The boots look awesome with their retro design and you will get compliments about how they look. So far the boots have worn well and show very little signs of wear over the month of constant use they have seen. The tread is awesome in the snow and grips ice very well. I have not been wet in these boots yet but have only stepped in a few puddles so far. I wear a size 9.5 in almost all my boots and shoes and this fits perfectly in a 9.5. Overall I am happy with these boots but I would recommend The North Face pay more attention to quality control on these boots. Because of this I am giving these boots 3 starts where as if they were sewn better I would have given them 4 stars.
I got these to fill the weather gap between my summer shoes and my Sorel winter boots. They're warm/water-resistant/good on ice/really comfortable.
Here are the two biggest things though:
1: These shoes look amazing. I get compliments every day. People, relax. I know these shoes look good. You can quit stopping me in the grocery store to let me know.
2: Like some other folks have said, the sole started splitting at the heel after I wore them three or four times. Maybe a problem with the adhesive or something.
They look so good and are so comfortable that I'll just gorilla glue these suckers and keep trucking. I'd be down to pick up a new pair next season if TNF fixes the sole separation issue.
Lightweight boots with excellent traction in the snow. I've tested them on the Glacier at Mt Hood for 2 days in 70 degree weather and they held up quite well. THey were a bit wet after 5 or 6 hrs. I would call them water resistant rather than water proof. They are a great fit for me and I believe they should work out really well in the snow especially in colder temps.