Updates to Northside Apex Lite Waterproof

  • The Northside Apex Lite Waterproof is a boot designed to keep hikers on the move amid the challenges of the outdoors. Its leather upper has a waterproof seam-sealed construction which provides optimal trail protection.
  • A compression-molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole and a removable footbed work together to amplify underfoot comfort. For surface traction, the boot’s rubber outsole takes charge.

Size and fit

The Northside Apex Lite Waterproof is a women’s-only hiking boot. It is available in regular sizes and medium (B) width. Generally, it runs true to size. Its customizable lace-up closure grants a snug fit.


This leather hiker has an abrasion-resistant rubber outsole. Its profile includes aggressive lugs which bite onto various ground surfaces. Additionally, these boots are widely spaced to prevent dirt build-up.


The Apex Lite Waterproof comes with a compression-molded EVA midsole. It is a lightweight, rubber-like material which makes each ride comfortable. It is partnered with a removable insole, also made of EVA, to create a cozy feel without adding bulk to the user’s foot.


Making this day hiking boot ready for outdoor obstacles is a full-grain leather upper. This durable material has a waterproof seam-sealed construction to render protection against wet encounters. A moisture-wicking lining is added to promote comfort while a gusseted tongue prevents unwanted entry of trail debris.

To optimize stability, the brand’s engineers reinforced the heel area. The cushioned tongue and collar, on the other hand, helps amplify comfort. Lastly, the metal hooks and loops (part of its closure system) are affixed on the supplementary strip of leather. This design also enhances the boot’s durability.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 510g
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Northside

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