The North Face Men's Hedgehog IV GTX
Great Light Hiking Shoe with a comfortable fit and attractive style
I have a large foot/feet and traditionally I don't always get a great choice in the style of shoe I wear. I do quite a bit of hill walking in all weather so I was looking for a shoe that would stand up to the elements and remain comfortable on a long hike. I have tried trail running in them and they're pretty good, but may not be the most suited to the task if you dislike the heel. The Hedgehog IV GTX has a broad fitting, but doesn't look it (which is a bonus). The heel is surprisingly rigid and tough, but I find it very stable. They're not a cheap shoe by any stretch, but well worth it in my book. I wish I had two pairs as I find myself wearing them so often.
22 September 2014
4 generations in and still the best!
I have worn Hedgehogs for every generation since they began. They are the only shoe I have found that fit properly that also bridge the gap between mountain capable trail shoe and everyday training shoe.
The newest version is simply an evolution of the tried and tested formula rather than ground breaking reinvention. Not to say they haven't done a good job. The materials are noticeably lighter but feel just as hard wearing. The previous models have all lasted well over a year and considering I wear them everyday and everywhere, from walking the dog to running across the mountains of Scotland, that is a true testament to their durability.
The goretex uppers shed off the water but yet breathe enough to keep your feet dry on a long day. The sole unit is hard enough to last many miles without wearing out too quickly but also provide the support and cushioning to help protect your ankles and knees. The grip is perfect for offroad trails and has never let me down even on the boggiest of Scottish peat moors! But is not too aggressive that you can't wear them to the pub (after a good wash of course!)
This is a fab shoe and I can't wait to see where this model takes me and I'm pretty sure that when I finally wear this pair out, TNF will have the next generation waiting for me!
29 August 2014
Second pair of North Face shoes. First pair were fantastic. Lasted for ever & extremely comfortable.
26 August 2014
The product is beyond doubt excellent. great design and confort
i like the product and would definitely buy any new design. I am already recommending the product to my friends.
20 June 2014
Good with a fault
Bought in Birmingham whilst on tour and have hardly been off my feet since. Only problem is one of the soles has missed part of the adhesive process and has started to come adrift, Snow And Rock have promised to exchange the shoes as soon as I get back. Overall a good gripping shoe which is comfy and dry.
08 May 2014