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The North Face Shellista Lace Reviews

118 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

72% "Felt true to size"

84% "Felt true to width"

68% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 98 Shellista Lace The North Face Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

December 6, 2011

Tracy B

from Harrisburg, PA

I love mine! I have thicker calves, so its hard for me to find tall boots that fit around my bigger legs, but this boot has a wide tongue and comfortable lacing, so it is perfect for my thicker calves! Also stylish and warm (I'm almost looking forward to snow now that I own these)!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

November 30, 2011

Anonymous

from Kansas City, MO

Beautiful boots. They are seriously heavy duty and they really do keep your feet toasty warm. I wore them with thick socks the first outing to get them broken in and was very comfortable. Definitely worth the money. I can't wait to try the tread out on the ice around these Midwestern parts!

Brands I'd also recommend: Columbia, Patagonia, Mammut

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

November 7, 2011

Anonymous

from columbus, OH

These are totally true to the picture. I liked them, the tongue was only open at the top, so now fear of snow getting in. I like that they are rubber on the bottom and only a small bit is suede). They are comfortable, I got an 8 and 8 is what I wear in heels and it fits just fine. I cannot wait to test them out in the snow, I cannot imagine I would have any issues. I purposely got these to fit over leggings or jeans when walking the dog or shoveling snow, so they are fairly cute, but they are definitely more of a purpose shoe. I would like more colors though, all black would be a little much, but maybe some grey?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

December 5, 2011

Cathy Z

 

Although these are attractive, I ended up returning them for 2 reasons: they kinda pinch into the front of your ankles when you walk, and futzing with the laces is not something I care to do--they need to be loosened to get your foot in, which means you need to replace the top ones. Having said that, the foot itself fit well (I ordered 1/2 size up).

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 4, 2013

Mary R

from Buffalo, NY

These boots are great. They keep my feet warm and dry! They are a little snug when you first put them on, but once they get a little worn in (after about a day or two of wearing them), they are true to size. They definitely keep the wet out and the warm in, even in the wettest snow. They come up just high enough to keep out up a foot or two of snow and the lacing allows you to adjust how tight you want them around your calves. I have larger calves, but these fit great. They seem very sturdy too--so I expect them to last me a while. They are definitely more function than fashion, but they go well over jeans--they don't work so well under jeans though, as the top part tends to create bulk if worn under flare or bootcut jeans. But in the snow its best to tuck the jeans in anyways, so i give these two thumbs up!!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 3, 2012

Kiki

from Brooklyn, New York

I was skeptical about purchasing this lace up boot, however, it is the perfect fit. I have larger calves and I do not have a problem with them fitting properly. I slip and fall quite a bit but the traction in these boots is fantastic. I have felt stable for the first time in years. I am tempted to get them in brown as well. I absolutely adore these boots!

Brands I'd also recommend: Sorel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 29, 2011

Anonymous

from madison, wi

I am normally an 8.5 or 9 and have wide feet (around the toes) and have moderately high arches. These felt like normal width around the toes but were so tight on the tops of my arches that I ended up with a 9.5 and they were still uncomfortable in that area. too bad! they were bouncy, otherwise comfortable, and quite warm.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 10, 2011

Holliday

from Germany

Love, love, love these boots! Warm, dry, non-skid. I've only worn them a couple of times because it's too warm yet to need them, though. But, they definitely kept my feet warm while I was wearing them. The one bad thing is not even that bad. They are just a bit stiff around the heel, so walking might leave blisters the first couple of times. otherwise, love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 7, 2011

COURTNEY

 

These boots are absolutely amazing for the winter time! However, they do fit snugly around the ankle. I originally ordered a size 10 and ended up having to return the size 10 and order a size 11. Advice: Order one size up! :-)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 7, 2011

Anonymous

from Phoenix, AZ

Got them for my daughter, who lives in MA. Great fit, well-made. Zappos delivered in just a few days. Hopefully they will keep her warm and dry when the snow hits!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 17, 2011

Zoelle F

from Chicago

These boots are awesome! The fit is super, and they instill confidence when I think ahead to our icy Chicago winters! They feel a smidge small for the size marked, but they have so much insulation and rugged soles it's not so surprising. The overall support is great, but I have high arches and feel like I may need an insert. I tried several pairs of Sorels before getting these, and they are perfect. Worth every penny now, priceless come winter.

Brands I'd also recommend: keen, merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 15, 2011

Anonymous

 

These boots were perfect in every way, but they were too narrow for my normal width foot. Because of the type of material of the foot area, they will not stretch. I wear a 9.5 and ordered a 10, and the length of the boot gave me plenty of room for my toes; it was just painfully narrow width wise.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 9, 2014

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

BEST. BOOTS. EVER! I hesitated at first because of the price, but after wearing them for a few weeks now, the are SO worth the money! This was my first North Face purchase and I am a total convert now. They kept my feet warm at -35 degrees F with only a thin sock. My feet get too hot with a thicker sock. I wear a 7 or 7.5 shoe, so I listened to other reviewers and ordered the 7.5 and they were comfortable from the moment I put them on. I love the style and have received tons of compliments on them. They are tall enough to go out trekking in snow and your pants fit inside them comfortably. If you live anywhere where it's cold or where it snows, these are a must-buy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 26, 2013

M D

from Chicago, IL

The boots arrived in 2 days! Based on other reviewers I ordered a half size up and they fit well. I chose Zappos because of the free shipping and returns advantage. This was a first time experience at Zappos and I am very pleased!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 10, 2013

GiGi

from Wisconsin

I've owned these boots for over a year now through Wisconsin winters. They are very cozy, and I've never had problems with wet toes or leaky seams. They were a little stiff at the ankle, but wearing them regularly wears in the material and it flexes more easily now.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sorel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 19, 2013

Holly

from Colorado

I bought this pair of boots when the weather was subzero in Colorado. Boy, do they work! The temp rating is absolutely correct. You will stay toasty warm and the traction is good too. I wear a 9-9.5 so I got the 10 to wear heavy socks too. They are great. The toe is roomy which adds to the warmth.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 4, 2013

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

Warm! Boston winter? No problem! Comfortable! Chasing toddlers? Easy! Stylish! Soccer mom chic? Yes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 25, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

LOVE this boot! It is incredible in so many ways and absolutely worth the money. First of all, it is very good looking. I got the black boot and love the sheen on it. The fur on top is a great touch as well, and it actually does help keep you warm. It provides excellent traction and after hours of work outside, my feet are still warm. The boots seemed true to size!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Columbia, Ariat, Timberland

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 8, 2012

Jennifer

from New York

I just received my new North Face Shellista Lace up boots yesterday--just in time for our first snow here in New York. Let me just say if I could sleep in these without my husband getting mad I would! They are so comfortable and warm. I like how the top is flexible enough that I have full range of motion with my feet and legs. I like what they are made of too because it allows for you to easily put these on. This morning and yesterday afternoon I put them to the test by walking to go drop off and pick up my son from school. While on my walk, there where plenty of puddles and piles of snow, puddles and a little ice to walk on and my feet stayed dry and I did not slip on anything. However I think I need to test them on a day with more ice but something tells me they will be fine. Style wise, these are adorable. Yesterday I wore them with my Free People leggings and a cute Free People top, scarf and my vegan leather jacket and I got tons of compliments. Arch support wise, all I have to say is that its best to determine the type of arch you have in your foot and see what is recommended for that. In this boot the arch support accommodate me perfectly probably because I have a moderate arch.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 24, 2011

Anonymous

from Chicagoland area

Great boot, however, I did not know North Face runs small. I normally wear a 10 shoe and 11 gym or boot. Need a little more room in the big toe area and a little more width for comfort with heavier socks. I do not wear a wide width shoe but need a medium that does not run narrow. I am trying the Sorel brand instead.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 22, 2011

Online S

from Washington State

I was pretty excited about getting these and I absolutely love them! Ordered them on last week Thursday and got them today! I ordered a size 8.5 and I almost ordered a 8. Go up one size that you would normally wear or half a size! They have amazing traction and they look great with leggings with knee high long socks or whatever your style is. Our snow melted here but I can't wait to wear them when I walk to class. Happy shopping!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 18, 2011

Gwendolyn G

from Philadelphia, PA

I am really enjoying these boots. They are warm and they have a thick foot padding. They are stylish and comfortable. I would definitely reccomend anyone to buy this boot. Very smart weather proof comfort boot.

Brands I'd also recommend: Timberland and propet

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 9, 2011

Anonymous

from North Carolina

So cute! Fit is perfect in my normal size. Can't wait to wear them this winter!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 30, 2013

Jess

from Buffalo, NY area

Overall, these are great winter boots. I live in the south towns of Buffalo, so I needed something warm, durable, waterproof, about knee high, and with good traction. This boot is all these things, and is very easy to clean off after slushy/muddy days. It also looks about as fashionable as can be for a real winter boot. However, the boot is a little tight around my (slightly high) foot arch, but not to the point that I am looking to make a return. The boot is true to my size 6. (I followed others' advice and ordered 6.5 first. The 6.5 was definitely too long. Zappos customer service was, of course, great about making the exchange, and sent the smaller size quickly with no hassle). A lot of my friends have the Joan of Arctic, which looks like it would be a little more difficult to clean off and is not quite as high on the leg (appears to be a great boot as well, though).

Brands I'd also recommend: Sorel

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 6, 2013

Bridget

from Buffalo, NY

I was going back and forth with these and a pair of Sorel boots and these won. I am pleased with the fit. They run a bit small, so I am content with the half size bigger than I normally wear. These boots are very warm! My feet have never been so hot. Overall I like the style and they are definitely good for function too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sorel

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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