Size and fit

Metal eyelets consume the lace-up system of an enclosure for fast snugging. Ease of access is provided by the heel pull tab while the padded tongue and collar allow a cozy ride for the ankle. Comfort is more enhanced via the OrthoLite® X-40 High Rebound footbed. Sizes for men range from 7 to 14 which are all constructed in D medium widths.

The North Face Back-to-Berkeley Low AM Style

The North Face Back-to-Berkeley Low Am is a low cut shoe that could live up to city dwelling while simultaneously addressing trail hikes on the weekends. The smooth toe box is contrasted by the mesh paneling with an outgoing The North Face branding on the side. Pants and shorts are a staple partner for these but dressing up with khakis and slacks could also do the trick.

Notable Features

Few standout components of the sneaker include the TNF Winter Grip® rubber outsole, IcePick® temperature-sensitive lugs, and the OrthoLite® X-40 High Rebound footbed. The midsole also wedges in two separating the upper half which is a harder PU material and the EVA bottom.

The North Face Back-to-Berkeley Low AM History

It was a formidable climb for The North Face to achieve their stature of global acknowledgment, but ever since its establishment, the brand was more than apparel and gear. The outdoor company’s vision to impact change and impart quality to its believers spread like wildfire through recreationalists and fashion heads alike. Fact is, their primary goal of creating long-lasting products had been duly maintained after decades of existence.

The North Face was the baby of the then husband and wife Douglas and Susie Tompkins. It all started with a small shop set up in San Fransisco which distributes high-end camping and climbing equipment. The couple’s indulgence with high-quality materials earned them quite a reputation which later helped them to market their innovative tent products conveniently. Sadly, in 1968, stakes for The North Face was sold by Tompkins to Kenneth “Hap” Klopp, and the profit was used to aid in another company his wife started called Esprit.

The North Face in the hands of the striving entrepreneur was doing great, and Klopp helped the brand achieve limelight status with the introduction of specific technologies like Gore-Tex and Geodesic tents. Aside from that, the company also introduced high-wear apparel like insulated jackets which later traversed into the footwear genre.

One of its recent footwear examples includes The North Face Back-to-Berkeley Low AM. This low top sneaker invested in outdoor and winter elements with its TNF Winter Grip® rubber outsole with the IcePick temperature-sensitive lugs for exceptional grip and traction. The sneaker also focuses on urban adventures, implying it can surpass the busy streets of the cities and explore the outside world.

Additional Info

  • The two prominent colorways are New Taupe Green/Deep Lichen Green and TNF (The North Face) Black/Phantom Grey.
  • The materials on its upper consists of a fusion of mesh and leather.
  • The sneaker’s lining is composed of a textile material.
  • Its MSRP is $125.

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.