Fit & Sizing
The sneaker utilizes rounded laces for its system of lockdown which has four pairs of loop eyelets with two pairs of hooks approaching the shin. Comfort and cushioning is divided into three things including the OrthoLite™ X-40 High Rebound footbed, Cushioned PU (polyurethane) upper midsole wedge, and the EVA bottom midsole.
Men can avail a pair of these mid-tops in sizes ranging from 7 to 14 which are all assembled in a D medium width.
The North Face Back-to-Berkeley Mid AM Style
The sneakers mid top height imply that it can blend well with winter-day clothes like thick jeans and pants. Though it is built for the cold, users can still flaunt it stylishly with their choice of casual clothes like skinny jeans or joggers.
The sleek toe cap is contrasted by a textured mesh panel that extends up to the tongue. Its colorways of TNF Black, Taupe Green, and Griffin Grey all sit atop a white midsole.
The North Face Back-to-Berkeley Mid AM History
To all of those who are wondering how did the California company obtain its name, here is the answer. The northern face of a mountain is usually the most difficult and harshest side of a mountain to climb given that location is in the northern hemisphere. The title was so moving that the founders Douglas and Susie Tompkins of The North Face used it as their own mantra in establishing their outdoor gear shop.
The coldness of the north side of a mountain did not hinder the gradual success of The North Face which was yet to be known to be a global apparel line. Sadly, after two years of ownership, the Tompkins sold the company to Kenneth “Hap” Klopp, a striving entrepreneur at that time. Klopp introduced innovations to the hiking line of The North Face which originally includes high-end camping and outdoor equipment. The revolutionary item that put them on the map was the creation of geodesic tents.
The target demographic of the brand was those who love the outdoors and backpackers. By the 1980s, they introduced skiwear for the more recreational audience. Gore-Tex was also one of the futuristic products that were included in their catalog which can be observed in a multitude of sneakers and runners nowadays.
The massive consumer market soon developed a growing tick for the outdoor lifestyle brand even though they were not inclined in hiking and climbing mountains. The jackets sold by the company were performing well, and comfortable enough which totally justifies its high price. Their rise to popularity was boosted by advertising campaigns as well as mergers with retailers like Supreme which in turn resulted in increasing instances of robbery.
Not only did the San Fransisco giant dwell in apparel above the waist but they also included footwear to withstand extreme elements. Technologies like IcePick® temperature-sensitive lugs and the TNF Winter Grip® rubber outsole provide enhanced grip and durability which can be found in the The North Face Back-to-Berkeley Mid AM sneaker.