Updates to The North Face Storm III Waterproof

  • This iteration of The North Face Storm Waterproof is engineered to withstand the challenges of dry and wet terrain. Its water-impermeable upper—thanks to the HydroSeal construction—is redesigned with suede overlays.
  • It still employs an EVA midsole but it is now paired with an ESS Snake Plate (previously TPU). The EVA cradle heel-stabilizing feature also exited this latest version. On the other hand, making a comeback is a Vibram outsole for ground adherence.

Size and fit

The North Face Storm III Waterproof is a fairly true-to-length hiking shoe for men and women. Whole and half sizes are offered. It comes in standard width only. The front lace-up closure allows fit and volume customization.


Thanks to the incorporation of a Vibram XS Trek outsole, these waterproof hiking shoes adhere to ground surfaces. Their lugs provide multidirectional grip and enhance stability. The front and back ends of the shoe are curved to promote a more comfortable heel strike and toe off.


The brand’s designers use a compression-molded EVA midsole for this TNF product. It is a lightweight material which helps cushion each user’s step. Also, it is paired with an ESS Snake Plate (situated at the forefoot) which protects the foot from bruising over rugged terrain without limiting its flexibility.

The shoe employs an Ortholite insole. It is responsible for amplifying comfort and support underfoot.


The upper of the TNF Storm III Waterproof is made of breathable mesh. The suede geo quarter panels visible at the midfoot area enhance support and maintain its structure. With the HydroSeal construction method, it is made watertight, keeping the foot dry and fresh. The lush foam used in its collar and gusseted tongue lining optimizes comfort.

Its ghillie lacing system features punched eyelets and a round lace. A strap is added at the heel to assists wearers in on and off.


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