The North Face Ultra Fastpack II GTX Hiking Shoe - Men's

Speedy support.

Hit the trail in The North Face Men's Ultra Fastpack II GTX Shoe and have time to enjoy a nice little lunch at the peak while you wait for everyone else in your group to reach the top. Built for fast pursuits, it features a welded mesh upper with embedded cables for serious support without  the extra weight, as well as a Gore-Tex membrane for weather protection that won't suffocate your foot.

Cables along the quarter panel provide streamlined midfoot support. Waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex protects against streams, storms, and swamps without turning the inside of the shoe into a sweatbox, and a FlashDry collar lining facilitates rapid drying. The Cradle Guide dual-density midsole provides the right combination of cushioning and support, and Ultra Protect Cradle technology offers proper heel support. TNF rounded this boot out with a Vibram XS Trek outsole for traction and durability that won't slow you down.

  • Welded abrasion-resistant mesh upper
  • Internal cable cinch
  • FlashDry collar lining
  • Gore-Tex membrane
  • Cradle Guide dual-density EVA midsole
  • Ultra Protect Cradle technology
  • Vibram XS Trek outsole
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Not Sealed well

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

Had high hopes for these shoes. The space between the outer mesh and water proof liner filled with gravel and sand on my first real outing with these shoes. Not impressed with the design from TNF.

For Me - The Perfect Fit

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 12.5

Have been wearing a 13 for a bit and these just happen to fit like a glove. Rugged looking shoe with a rugged sole. Have put them away for when the old ones die.

A fine shoe, but large

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large

I bought this shoe for light hiking and backpacking but found them to be about 1 size too big. so they ended up being use to mow the lawn and around the house. They are still comfortable but slide around a lot as you would expect shoes that are too large.

Awesome shoe that runs super large

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: 10

I really like these shoes, they are about as light as hiking shoes can be and very breathable especially for being waterproof. The vibram sole is even stickier than I thought it would be, pretty similar to the rubber on my boulder x's, giving excellent traction. The lace system is nice too, giving good tightness throughout the shoe. I use these for work, and they give me the perfect support and comfort without making my foot sweat. My only gripe is how large these run.
I wear a 45 (11.5) in the boulder x's and an 11 in my salomon xa comps. I ordered an 11 on these and found that it was actually a full size too big. I returned them for a 10 which fits perfectly now that I've broken them in a little. I don't wear a 10 in literally any other shoe so that's definitely something to note.