Verdict from 92 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Most online buyers praised the comfortable feel of the Montero Mid Waterproof.
  • The affordability of this day hiking boot was approved by some wearers.
  • A bunch of outdoorsmen commended the style of the Northside Montero Mid Waterproof. A portion of them mentioned that it worked well for work and different outdoor activities.
  • The adequately supportive stock insole satisfied a day hiker.
  • Based on a couple of user reviews, they bought the pair as a gift. They added that the recipients were sold with the boot’s lightness.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The restrictive fit of this footgear disappointed a customer.
  • A majority of those who purchased the Montero Mid Waterproof from Northside were dismayed with its small sizing. One had to return the boot twice to get the right length for his foot.

Bottom line

Hikers who are looking for a comfortable boot with an economical price tag will surely appreciate the Montero Mid Waterproof’s list of likable features. Its lightness and supportive insole also added up to its benefits. It, however, received criticisms in relation to its narrow fit and inaccurate sizing. Taking everything into account, the Northside Montero Mid Waterproof is a day hiking boot which can deliver on the trails. Interested buyers, however, should have the patience to try it out first before getting one.

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Good to know

  • Northside’s Montero Mid Waterproof allows hikers to tackle the outdoors in different weather conditions. Its leather upper uses a waterproof seam-sealed construction to provide protection on the trails.
  • The boot’s midsole and footbed, both made of ethylene-vinyl acetate or EVA, render comfort and cushioning underfoot. Its rubber outsole which features aggressive lugs, takes care of the boot’s traction.

The Northside Montero Mid Waterproof is a mid-cut hiker for men. It is available in medium (D) width and regular sizes. It reasonably runs true to size. User’s desired fit is achieved through the help of its lace-up closure.

With its rubber outsole, the Montero Mid Waterproof affords grip on various terrain types, whether wet or dry. The space between its angled lugs is textured to prevent muck from building up, sustaining its adhesion on ground surfaces.

The Northside Montero Mid Waterproof employs a lightweight ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole. It makes each ride comfortable by absorbing ground impacts and providing rebound. Its removable insole is also made of EVA which enhances these benefits

This ankle-high leather hiker from Northside has a resilient suede upper with nylon inserts to promote breathability. Its waterproof seam-sealed construction prevents water intrusions while the moisture-wicking lining maintains a fresh feel. Comfort is enhanced with its padded tongue and collar.

For extra trail protection, it is designed with a scuff-proof toe guard. Its gusseted tongue keeps loose debris at bay. Assisting in fit management is the boot’s closure system which includes webbing eyelets and a pair of metal loops. Also, a pull strap at the heel aids in easy on and off.


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