The North Face Verbera Backpacker GTX boots.
The North Face have stepped up there game with there new range of boots. If you look past all the fancy names of the technology in the boot; you'll see a well thought out boot with design and features that are drawn from athletes and guides that really use the kit.
These boots will excel on longer treks over varied terrain for example the Alta Via 1 and 2 in Italy where your crossing glaciers, via ferrata and high mountain passes.
These superb new walking crampon compatible boots feature Gore-Tex® membrane construction for all-round waterproof protection without sacrificing all-important breathability. The full-grain Italian leather uppers are complemented by Smartlite® mudguards for protection and Northotic™ foot beds and Ortholite® cushioning for great support on high-impact assignments. To the bottom of the boots is added Cradle technology for heel support and stability plus Vibram® outsoles for traction over slick terrain. When the load is heavy and the going tough, wear The North Face Verbera Backpacker GTX hiking boots for best-in-class performance, mile after mile.
The North Face Verbera Backpacker GTX Specifications:
APPROX WEIGHT/ ½ pair
558 g pair: 1176 g
Gore-Tex® for Footwear
Gore-Tex® fabric provides durable waterproof protection from rain and snow is the most durable waterproof/breathable system available. Tiny pores in the Gore-Tex® membrane allow perspiration to escape while preventing water from entering. In order to meet Gore’s waterproof standards for footwear, shoes must pass a rigorous waterproof flex test, whereby 75% of the shoe is submerged in water and repeatedly flexed. The test measures the number of flexes the shoe can withstand before leakage is detected. A minimum of 300,000 flexes (equivalent to five days of constant flexing) must be attained before the shoe is granted the Gore® rating for waterproofness. Gore-Tex® XCR™ is the most durable, waterproof, breathable and lightweight fabric available. Plasma XCR® Boa® Technology provides comfort and fit while Gore-Tex XCR™ technology guarantees ultimate weather protection.
The mission of NorthFit™ is to achieve the best, most precise fit between the human foot and footwear or the form on which a shoe is constructed. To achieve this we’ve partnered with English shoemakers with great experience, collaborated with The North Face® athletes and consulted with labs and think tanks to ensure that the most reliable, quantifiable data and recent studies are taken into account. Mountains of data go into each NorthFit™ implementation. For example, based on research, our shoemakers have adjusted for a larger toe box in our endurance running shoes to accommodate swelling. A study of almost 900 men and women revealed significant differences in ball and heel width, instep height, and width. As a result, The North Face® women’s footwear has a proportionately unique build from that for men. In this way, the outdoor athlete can trust that the most up-to-date scientific data and experience have been factored into the comfort and performance they can enjoy with NorthFit™.