When athletes carry heavy loads on steep terrain, they need the support of The North Face Women’s Verbera Backpacker GTX. These beautiful, crampon-compatible boots feature a Goretex® membrane for rugged, all-terrain protection without compromising ventilation. The full grain Italian leather upper is combined with Smartlite® fenders for adequate protection. Northotic ™ footbed and Ortholite® cushioning provide all-out support. At the bottom of the shoe, Cradle technology provides heel support and stability, and the Vibram® sole adds grip on smooth terrain.
One of the lightest models despite manufacturing that leaves room for leather. The lacing is quite easy but does not go down very low to the toes, which gives a feeling of floating in the foot, especially as the footwear is rather broad and does not value precision. We roll out with these boots on the feet, the sole being slightly flexible, and we take care of the knees with a very correct cushioning (“cradle system” of the brand). The tongue bellows do not rise very high and represent the main water entry point, even though we have not detected a lack of impermeability (Gore-Tex membrane). The sole Vibram could have been a little more elaborate and fishing in the most technical sections like scree or wet ground. The full front stone guard nevertheless provides excellent protection.