The North Face

Verto S4K GTX $350

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The Verto S4K is The North Face’s entr y into the three-sea­son alpine boot mar­ket, and it packs quite a punch. Hy­brid leather and syn­thetic con­str uc­tion cre­ates a light weight boot that’s com­fort­able on long ap­proaches but main­tains ex­cep­tional breatha­bilit y. Cra­dle tech­nolog y wraps the heel and an­kle with t wo ten­sioned bands that se­cure the foot for a slop-free f it, while a gel heel inser t ab­sorbs trail im­pact. The sole has great trac­tion and a f lat, sticky-r ub­ber climb­ing zone un­der the big toe and is semi-au­to­matic cram­pon com­pat­i­ble. Gore-Tex keeps the S4K dr y and a str ip of stretchy gaiter at the calf keeps rocks out. The Verto S4K is a light, com­fort­able three­sea­son boot that can keep up with the best out there.–

The North Face Verto S4K GTX

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