Who should buy the Northside Monroe Low

The Northside Monroe Low’s excellent qualities make owning one sound like a great idea. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a competent companion for trail adventures and routinely outdoor activities alike. 
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that provides ample breathability in warm conditions.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that produces adequate grip over various types of terrain.

Northside Monroe Low logo

Excellent traction on tricky surfaces

The Monroe Low grants enough surface traction on tricky surfaces, be they wet or dry, with its hardwearing rubber outsole. Built into it are multi-sided lugs that enhance its slip and skid resistance, ideal for when the terrain gets challengingly slippery. It has a cupped design, making the foundations of the shoe sturdier as a result.

Northside Monroe Low outsole

Northside Monroe Low outsole 1.0

Comfortable and stable cushioning

This Northside hiker is armed with a hardy midsole for stability and cushioning. Wearers are promised sufficient shock mitigation during landings thanks to its overall stocky build.

Northside Monroe Low midsole

Removable and washable insole

The amount of comfort it provides is bolstered by the Monroe Low’s EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) insole. This additional underfoot component is both removable and washable.

Northside Monroe Low insole

Protect the forefoot against stubby and abrasive hazards

Wearing the Monroe Low means being seen in its low-top upper made of suede leather and breathable nylon mesh. It has a liner that wicks away moisture. Its front end is engineered with a toe guard to protect the forefoot against stubby and abrasive hazards. Its rear end, on the other hand, comes with a heel stabilizer for added support. Northside designers sealed both sides of its tongue to keep the shoe’s interior free of debris.

Northside Monroe Low upper

Easy to wear

The footwear’s front closure is made up of synthetic lace and combination eyelets. A pull tab is placed on its heel to help hikers put on or remove the shoe quicker.

Northside Monroe Low loop

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 17oz / Women 15oz
Use: Day Hiking, Urban hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal, Wide / Normal
BRAND Brand: Northside
Material: Leather, Suede, Rubber sole, Mesh upper / Fabric

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.