Northside Women’s Snohomish Waterproof Hiking Boot Review

Northside Women’s Snohomish Waterproof Hiking Boot Review
For those of you who just started hiking or simply want to make running errands in town easier, these are the boots to get! You get the same performance, no matter if you climb uphill on a rainy cold weather, or just take a walk in the park with your kids. Ankle support is fine, so is the fit and the comfort. Sturdy, giving no blisters, they look nice and are lighweight and waterproof. And you still have some money left for your kids after buying them!
9 Total Score
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For those of you who just started hiking or simply want to make running errands in town easier, these are the boots to get! You get the same performance, no matter if you climb uphill on a rainy cold weather, or just take a walk in the park with your kids. Ankle support is fine, so is the fit and the comfort. Sturdy, giving no blisters, they look nice and are lighweight and waterproof. And you still have some money left for your kids after buying them!

User Rating: 4.56 (4 votes)


PROS:

  • the price is great
  • they are comfortable
  • they feel lightweight

CONS:

  • the tongue could be placed differently so that you can actually tighten the boots
  • the boots need more cushioning
  • the boots are not for the heavy duty trails


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I have friends who hike all year long, on heavy duty trails or easy ones, in summertime or wintertime, rain or no rain… You get it!

I’m not that kind of a hiker and I only dare take some day hikes, easy ones, along with my kids- and this means I’m not climbing up the hills, no matter how wet, windy, or cold the weather conditions get…

So, I didn’t really want to spend much money for some overspecialized hiking boots, but I wanted instead something that is practical, low priced and may be used when running around town too.

I ordered these Northside boots that arrived incredibly fast and I was so nicely surprised when I got them.

They seem to be true to size (I’m a 9’ and 9 fits me just fine) and I have enough room to wear some thicker warm socks when it’s getting colder outside.

I like these boots for the comfort they give. Their height is perfect, giving great ankle support.

They look and feel very sturdy and not even once did they give me blisters. Not even in the beginning, when I was still breaking them in.

The boots are rugged enough but look cute, at the same time- and that’s important for us, women.

They have the perfect width and the heel inserts bring more comfort to the heels as well.

The boots feel very lightweight and I can spend the whole day wearing them and not having any sore feet at the end.

The tread on these boots looks good and the grip is also very good. Even on slippery, rocky trails (as much as I came across them on my day hikes), I didn’t slip once and the boots give me confidence around the difficult sections.

The boots are waterproof and I am able to jump in any puddle just to enjoy them with my kids 🙂

My short list of “pros” for these boots:

  • the price is great
  • they are comfortable
  • they feel lightweight
  • they look nice
  • they give good ankle support
  • the grip is good, no matter the trail’s conditions

The most important thing that I didn’t like about these boots is the tongue. It’s attached to the shoe up on the sides and I can never tighten the shoe. I literally can’t use the top hooks because of the tongue… On the other hand, it’s because of this tongue that the ankle support is so good. So, I take it it’s a “tie” situation…

I would like these boots to have more cushioning. True, I don’t take them on difficult trails (I don’t go for that kind of trails), but they would give more comfort like that.

I also noticed that the boots are great, sturdy when climbing uphill, but downhill the situation changes. The foot slides and you get tired faster.

I guess these boots aren’t for the heavy duty trails, if you are a fan. The shock absorption isn’t the best and that counts a lot.

Short list of “cons”:

  • the tongue could be placed differently so that you can actually tighten the boots
  • the boots need more cushioning
  • the boots are not for the heavy duty trails

But, for me, for the money I payed, these boots are the best choice and I’m happy for having them!

 

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