The North Face Safien GTX Hiking Boot

Jul 24, 2018

Category: Gear

You’d think that, by now, advancements in outdoor-focused technology might be coming to a head. But, for The North Face, there are always things that can be improved. In fact, the brand might have just revolutionized rubber outsoles with their new Safien GTX hiking boots.

Called the Exploration Trax System (EXTS), The North Face is using a three-tiered approach to hiking outsoles. First, the material is an in-house developed proprietary rubber that’s said to be both durable and extra grippy – all while remaining renewable, as it’s developed from plant-based sources. Next, the lugs on the bottom of the shoe are strategically placed to ensure the best traction on the trails no matter the conditions. And finally, the shape of the lugs themselves were designed to be the most effective of any other on the market. And that’s not even all the innovation in these boots, as they’ve also included their XtraFoam midsole and melt-coated yarn in its construction to reduce weight while increasing user protection. Available in January of 2019, the Safien hiking boots will retail for $150.

Learn More: Here

More From Gear

The RFID-Blocking M1 Rail Is A Rugged Quick-Access Minimalist Wallet

Keep your important information safe, and look great while doing it.

Posted By Chris West

Partner

This Titanium Frame Lock Flipper Gentleman's Knife Is Near-Perfect

The James Brand scores another hit with the stylish & substantive Duval.

Posted By Sean Tirman

Partner
Featured Image

The 6 Best Motorcycle Gloves

Our favorite knuckle-protectors for everyday riding.

Posted By

Oct 11, 2019

Featured Image

Snow Peak’s GORE-TEX Cordura Sneaker Boot Is Ready For Any Adventure

Killer all-weather collaboration with New Balance's Tokyo Design Studio.

Posted By

Oct 11, 2019

Featured Image

TJB’s Titanium Duval Frame-Lock Flipper Is The Gentleman’s Knife Perfected

Magnificently-executed EDC blade loaded with style and substance.

Posted By

Oct 11, 2019

Featured Image

Dango’s M1 Rail Is An Anti-RFID Quick-Access Minimalist Wallet

Striking the perfect balance between functionality and design

Posted By

Oct 11, 2019