Verdict from 6 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Based on numerous reports, the Cryos Hikers from The North Face runs true to size.
  • Many reviewers applauded its width perfection.
  • Its beautiful craftsmanship mesmerized a good percentage of owners.
  • The Cryos Hikers received compliments from a number of wearers for being amazingly comfortable.
  • Several users raved about the overall toughness of the boot’s construction.
  • Some purchasers who invested in this footwear got their money’s worth.
  • This boot was commended by a couple of testers for its competent warming capability.

1 reason not to buy

  • One reviewer was not at all happy with the boot’s leather upper. He said it absorbed moisture and created bumps around the forefoot zone, warping its form ugly.

Bottom line

Wearers who are looking for a kind of boot that exhibits great looks and possesses entrancing amounts of comfort are in for a treat with the Cryos Hikers. They are also bound to be impressed with the one-to-one fit offered by this gear. That said, it might be a good choice for wearers to keep this hiker away from wet elements as much as possible. By and large, the Cryos Hikers from The North Face is an excellent option for outdoorsy folks who dare to hike in style.

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Good to know

  • The Cryos Hikers is a leathered up hiking gear designed for winter pursuits. Its handmade upper is lined with felted wool for thermal insulation.
  • Terrain balance and underfoot comfort are granted by the boot’s lightweight EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) midsole. It is imbued with Cradle—a company-exclusive technology that adds a molded TPU insert at the heel for extra rearfoot stability.

A mid-cut, fairly true-to-size winter hiking boot for men and women is the Cryos Hikers. It is offered in standard width. It comes in a range of whole and half sizes. Its closure system provides a precise lockdown.

To help winter adventurers avoid slipping off a variety of backcountry surfaces, The North Face engineers opted to give this boot a Vibram outsole. It claws into the earthy terrain with the help of its blocky lugs and cross-shaped central studs.

The Cryos Hikers’ primary defense against pointy rocks and bulbous roots is its microporous EVA midsole. Its stabilizing capability is doubled down by the proprietary Cradle technology. It comes default with a latex-based sockliner (footbed) topped with felted wool for a soft underfoot feel and extra comfort.

Isolating the foot from the direct assault of the elements is the footgear’s over-the-ankle upper. It is made with a combination of calfskin (used in the collar region) and full-grain leather. It is capable of giving the foot enough warmth thanks to its breathable felted-wool liner. It comes built with rubber mudguards for additional protection against elemental forces. Synthetic laces and combination eyelets, most of which are made of metal, make up its quick lacing system.

  • The women’s version of this TNF hiker has felted wool covering the front portion of its upper. This version is also offered in limited quantities across online retailers.


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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.