Who should buy The North Face Hedgehog Hike II Mid GTX

The Hedgehog Hike II Mid GTX from The North Face is still a mid-performing hiking boot that ticked the trail basics. It is a solid option if you: 

  • Prefer a shoe that offers underfoot support and flexibility.
  • Prefer a shoe that balances durability and traction.
  • Prefer a shoe that has a lace-up closure and grants a secure foot lockdown.

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Render multidirectional grip 

Featuring a Vibram XS Trek outsole, this waterproof footgear offers traction on most types of terrain. Its hexagonal lugs at the center render multidirectional grip while the aggressive chunks along the side of the sole help stabilize each stride. 

The North Face Hedgehog Hike II Mid GTX outsole

Durable

This durable material also features mini studs at the midfoot area which prevent muck build-up.

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Maintains a fresh feel

The North Face Hedgehog Hike II Mid GTX pairs a cushioned midsole with an ESS Snake Plate for comfort and underfoot support, respectively. An Ortholite footbed manages moisture inside the boot to maintain a fresh feel. 

The North Face Hedgehog Hike II Mid GTX insole

Long-lasting cushioning

With its open-cell PU foam construction, it can yield long-lasting cushioning. A TPU heel clip keeps the foot steady on rugged grounds.

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Weatherproof

This mid-cut day hiking boot uses a high-oil-content leather upper. It is Gore-Tex lined to protect the user from the changing conditions of the trail and weather.

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Excellent ventilation

At the midfoot region are intersecting lines that help maintain its structural integrity. Strategically placed across the upper are vent holes to optimize breathability.

The North Face Hedgehog Hike II Mid GTX Excellent ventilation

Protective toe cap and comfortable cushioning

Its rubber toe cap and gusseted tongue amplify the boot’s protection on the trails. Also, the brand’s designers added cushioning on its tongue and mesh collar to promote comfort. For fit management, it uses combination eyelets complemented by a round lace. A heel strap aids in smooth on and off.

The North Face Hedgehog Hike II Mid GTX Protective toe cap and comfortable cushioning

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 520g / Women 433g
Use: Day Hiking, Backpacking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: The North Face

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Author
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.