- Nano toe made of composite materials that are lightweight and protective, with fewer drawbacks than steel
- Industry-leading rubber sole with heavy-duty traction tread for oil and slip resistance
- Breathable, high-abrasion textile
- Premium insoles feature a nonstick top layer, a memory foam middle layer, and a cushy bottom layer
- Composite shanks and ladder lugs keeps you from feeling ladders and ruts without added weight
- Durable rubber foam midsole is lightweight and shock-absorbing
I don't buy shoes online, but I needed some winter shoes/boots so I thought I'd give these a try. I wanted a winter/hiking shoe not a boot this time. Cons:. - Price! - They are Warm. - Soft insole. My feet love the "pillow" effect. - Waterproof. I did some show shoveling in them and no moisture on my feet. - Rubber tread. Good grip in snow. - Look good **** MAJOR BONUS! They slip right on! The shoes are so sturdy that I can leave them by my door, keep them tied up, and I can slip my feet in them like putting on a slipper. No bending over to put the on and lacing them up. Cons: - Heavy. They could be lighter, but the weight helps with the "Slip On Bonus" so I can't complain.
Very pleased with these hiking shoes. They are a mid-weight shoe, and for me fit true to size. I was very surprised and pleased with the comfort. The sole has a really nice give and cushion to them with each step - honestly more comfortable than any hiking or walking shoe I’ve ever had before. Also very cool that they come with an extra pair of 550 paracord shoe laces. I’m really pleased and I would definitely purchase this shoe again.
I was pleasantly surprised to find these shoes to be of very good value, especially at this price point. Over the years I've tried and like Solomon, Merrell, Oboz and other higher end hiking shoes. Most of the time you do get what you pay for. This time, the NORTIV 8 gave more than the price of admission. Many consumers are getting tired of paying the "brand tax" on popular items and so many other manufacturers are quickly catching up with quality, and design, for less. Testing: The purpose for purchasing these shoes was for camping and hiking. I took along back up shoes, but never needed them. Of course I did a pre-break in with these prior to leaving and had zero problems. Very little break in was required and they did not over soften and held their shape and support. While on an adventure, I had the opportunity to test them in wet conditions and they kept my feet dry. Traction is moderate but worked on slick shale rock with minimal problems. The tread is not so aggressive and you can still walk into a store and not feel like you are walking on trail running shoes. The tread is best described as trail freindly and won't collect globs of mud. The tread design easilly evacuates mud and debris. In all fairness, I did replace the insole, which is something I do on all shoes and boots. The insole that came with these are actually okay, but maybe a little too spongy for my needs. Sizing seems accurate for US feet and with a medium weight hiking sock, they fit fine. The color and design are modern, the shoe laces are of very good quality and even comes with a spare lace. These shoes also clean up easilly after being trashed in mud. Longevity is unknown, but I walk the local trails and bicycle paths and will probably get bored with these shoes before they need replaced. Now I'm considering their mid-height version as well. For the price point, they serve a solid place in the shoe game.
I've worn size 12 for last 50 years and this is the first shoe that is too tight fitting, especially toes area it literally hurts like crazy cramped. I have a narrow foot so that is good for this shoe unlike others I've had but definitely sizing is small. Gotta return em. Also don't care for the top metal lace hooks as they will eventually ruin the laces and probably why they give an extra pair.
I am a delivery driver for the guys in the big Brown trucks, so I’m on my feet most of the day. I typically go with Timberlands or Columbia footwear...which cost upwards of triple what these cost. But I liked the appearance of these and decided to give them a shot. I could not be happier! They look great, well constructed and very comfortable right out of the box. Job well done!