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The North Face Hedgehog III GTX XCR® Reviews

82 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

72%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

85% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

58% "Moderate arch support"

76 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/20/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Wore them hiking two different trips to Yosemite. Excellent on dirt, loose gravel, and especially on bare granite. Felt like my feet were glued to the rock. Yet, very comfortable. The top's like a sneaker, the sole like a velcro snow tire.

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6 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 2/16/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I really tried. The left shoe pinched my pinky toe and the vibram souls were uneven. My right arch was hanging in space whereas my left arch was cradled snug. Oh well. There were also some manufacturing defects on the tread. Rush job at the factory.

Additional 62 Hedgehog III GTX XCR® The North Face Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Encinitas, CA

These are very comfortable. Definitely waterproof (been in the snow in NH) and has good traction. Heel is wider as stated in other reviews. All in all, a very good shoe for the price.

Brands I'd also recommend: LL Bean

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 25, 2011

Gabby

from Acworth, GA

Great support, stick like glue to all surfaces, keep feet warm and dry. Has taken me two years to wear soles thin and have worn a spot at rear collar area on right shoe. Replacing with same shoe. Great Zappos pricing and delivery -- as ever.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 16, 2011

Anonymous

from chicago

Love 'em. True to size. Comfortable. Waterproof. Warm though if wearing indoors for extended period of time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 24, 2011

Jack P

from Nowhere, The Middle Of

These are great shoes. They are rugged, have a hardened rubberized toe, are rigid, grippy and look good. I bought half a size smaller and am glad I did. I measure a 12, but 11½ is the perfect fit.

Brands I'd also recommend: keen, merril

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 14, 2011

Don

from Pittsburgh, PA

First off, Zappos is great! I am a returning customer. As for the shoes, love them too! I owned a pair once before and have tried other models/makes since but returned to the hedgehog. Comfort/performance can't be beat!

Brands I'd also recommend: North Face, Adidas, Patagonia, Baffin

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 11, 2011

Anonymous

from Bay area

Excellent shoe. My third pair. True to size. Great insole and traction. Highly recommended for a light hiking or trail running shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 9, 2011

Anonymous

 

I love this shoes, I disc golf so a lot of hiking, and I use to wear tennis shoes and get socked feet from the wet grass and slip and slide everywhere.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 28, 2011

Anonymous

from Montana

The price from Zappos was considerably lower than a local retail store. The delivery was fast and as promised. This was my second pair, so I am obviously satisfied with comfort of the hikers. The top eyelet should be a hook however as it is difficult to unlace with only the eyelet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 24, 2011

Jon G

from Miami, FL

This shoe is a replacement for an aggressive trail runner from North Face that was great (but destroyed when they blew off the back of my motorcycle on the Interstate). These are hikers, not light enough as a runner, but kick buttocks on the golf course. Advice from this site directed me to buy a half size bigger, but don't. Get your size and you'll be fine. Great workmanship, these will last years. North Face: who'd a thought. And Zappos is a freakin' pleasure.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks cascadia working really well for a durable runner.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 23, 2011

Jared

from Florida

This is a great pair of shoes from North Face. I have had others and these are just as good. The build quality is amazing. You cannot go wrong with these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 19, 2011

Roger D

from Torrance, CA

I've got a Merrell Moab Gore-Tex and I thought it would be very difficult to find another shoe that could be a match to it. But I got to tell you, this one is as much good as my Merrell. It's very comfortable, looks nice, keeps my feet dry, have a nice grip, and it looks like it's going to last a long time (just like my Moab Gore-Tex). Certainly an awesome shoe to have.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 18, 2011

Lynn

from Lewisville, NC

My son wore these new shoes to Boy Scout camp for a week and said they were great. He said they were comfortable and kept his feet dry while walking in the rain.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 15, 2011

Anonymous

 

These are supportive, comfortable, provide great traction, and are a great upgrade from original Hedgehog. They take a few days to break in, and will definitely feel heavier than your typical road shoe. I wear Mizunos for all of my other running and walking needs. These are great, and having trouble going back to my traditional lighter running shoes. These are highly recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Kapaa, Hawaii

I bought these for work since it rains unpredictably here in Hawaii. I normally use a size 10.5 but opted for a size 11. I can always modify the insole to fit better. When it arrived I tried it on and it fit good but a little loose as expected. An extra layer of comfort insole did the trick. They fit perfect now. I get compliments from my co-workers and I don't worry about getting my feet soaked anymore. Thanks Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 24, 2011

Lacy

from Tennessee

Bought these for my husband. He loves them. Fits true to size. Only this is they are hot in the summer time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 1, 2011

Anonymous

from State College, PA

This is my third pair of Hedgehogs. I love them. I use them for hiking, backpacking, and everyday use and they always outperform my expectations. I have put well over 500 miles on my last two pairs and expect to with this pair as well. The third generation has a better insole than previous models. I can't recommend them enough.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 17, 2011

Anonymous

from Tucson, AZ

This is my son's second pair of hedgehogs. He lives in the NW United States and needs a good waterproof shoe. I am sure he will always choose these as long as they still make them. As always delivery was free and fast.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 24, 2011

Anonymous

from Branson MO

I have been running in this type of shoes for years now and will not switch for anything. Vibrams are #1.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 24, 2012

Anonymous

from central calif

I found these shoes to be very stiff and plastic feeling. Hopefully they will break in as time goes on.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 7, 2011

Gabe M

 

Very solid pair of hiking shoes. The North Face did a great job with the Gore Tex materials. Very comfortable, the sole is cushy & sound. I've worn these numerous times on the trail, in the creek bed, and throughout the Sangre de Cristo mountain range, and they've held up very well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Solomon

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 24, 2011

Cheryl C

from Turlock, CA

Exactly what we wanted! Purchased for an incoming freshman headed to college in Missouri. Excellent product, durable, comfortable, will work out great.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 22, 2011

Anonymous

from Denver, CO

A great looking shoe, and the overall fit was great; however, the three lace holes that you see are a thick plastic piece, and when I laced them up tight, it felt really uncomfortable on the top of my feet. I was wearing fairly thin socks, so maybe it wouldn't be as bad with thicker socks? The soles felt really solid, and it felt like a nice wide and stable traction.

Brands I'd also recommend: Salomon

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 10, 2011

Nearprairie

from KCMO

If it hadn't been for a crescent-shaped protrusion from the midsole on to the outside bottom of each foot these would've been keepers. Also, the Gore-Tex lining made a crinkling noise.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Adidas, Merrell, Garmont, Salomon

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 8, 2011

Walt

from ebser

The only problem is they wear out very quickly if you walk on pavement/sidewalks. 6 months and they are done.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 26, 2011

Anonymous

 

I finally decided to replace my last pair of GTX XCR's but was disappointed with the fit of the shoe. I loved those shoes so I ordered the same brand but the new shoes were a bit small and uncomfortably narrow. I was forced to find a different brand because North Face didn't sell wides in this style.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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