Who should buy the Northside Montero Mid Waterproof

The Northside Montero Mid Waterproof is a day hiking boot that can deliver on the trails. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking boot that provides protection on the trails. 
  • Prefer a hiking boot that renders comfort and cushioning underfoot.

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  • Northside’s Montero Mid Waterproof allows hikers to tackle the outdoors in different weather conditions. It's 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. It's rubber outsole which features aggressive lugs takes care of the boot’s traction.

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Size and fit

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. The user’s desired fit is achieved through the help of its lace-up closure.

Northside Montero Mid Waterproof laces

Affords grip on various terrain types

With its rubber outsole, the Montero Mid Waterproof affords grip on various terrain types, whether wet or dry. 

Northside Montero Mid Waterproof outsole

Sustains adhesion on ground surfaces

The space between its angled lugs is textured to prevent muck from building up, sustaining its adhesion on ground surfaces.

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Lightweight cushioning

The Northside Montero Mid Waterproof employs a lightweight ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole. 

Northside Montero Mid Waterproof midsole

Shock-absorbing cushioning and removable insole

It makes each ride comfortable by absorbing ground impacts and providing rebound. Its removable insole is also made of EVA which enhances these benefits.

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Breathable and waterproof

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.

Northside Montero Mid Waterproof upper

Keeps loose debris at bay and is easy to wear

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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Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 581g
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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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run 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 analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.