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The North Face McMurdo II Reviews

32 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

38% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

53% "Moderate arch support"

27 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 1/7/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Heavy boot. Clearly will be warm. Ordered my regular size and need to exchange it for a 1/2 size larger.

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 12/9/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

Boot has great style and I like the look, but the fit is miserable! I have very narrow (width) thin (from arch to instep) tiny feet and there was no room in this boot, perhaps only 3/4 of an inch of room from the arch of my foot to where the boot cuts across my instep. I couldn't even lace them up, and can't imagine anyone with a more delicate, fine-boned foot than mine. Sorry, but The North Face will need to go back to the drawing board on this boot.

Additional 12 McMurdo II The North Face Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Rico, Colorado

These boots are great! Warmest boot I have ever worn and were great to snowshoe with. Had to exchange for 1 size up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 11, 2012

Lisa C

from Crown Point, Indiana

I bought these for snowmobiling and let me tell ya I couldn't be happier. I have tried every boot from Columbia to Ski-Doo and these boots are the best ever. From a 14 hour 300 mile ride through Michigan's UP or just taking my dog for a walk in the snow these boots have everything you need. My feet are warm, comfy and supported. So whether you love the winter sports or just want to look like you do I highly recommend The North Face McMurdo.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Eastern Oregon

Excellent boots. My feet always get cold and these have solved my problem. Very warm, stiff (but not prohibitively so. I have hiked in them easily) and comfortable. I sized up from my normal 8 to a 9 and they were perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: Patagonia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 27, 2011

Sha

from Illinois

Our new daughter in law just loves these boots which were one of her gifts for Christmas. Said true to size, warm and comfortable. Would recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 9, 2011

Shelly M

from Aurora, NE

These boots are warm, water resistant and have good traction. I wore them for the first time in a recent 6 inch snowfall and walked 20 minutes with no problems at all. My only complaint is the utter stiffness of the back of the boot. They left small bruises on the back of my calves.

Brands I'd also recommend: merrill

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 7, 2011

Anonymous

 

The boots are amazing and so comfy. Zappos was simple to use and got my boots to me in a timely manner.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 31, 2011

Anne H

from Milwaukee, WI

Just arrived. Although true to size I am happy I ordered a 1/2 size up so I wear them with thicker socks. Very heavy duty and almost feel like a ski boot (although much more comfortable and lighter). They are meant to be worn in a cold, winter environment.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 26, 2011

Sue R

from Minnesota

I just recieved these boots and they fit fantastic! I can't wait for the snow to fall. Very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 21, 2011

Arlene

from Wisconsin

Ordered an 8 1/2. Normally, I'm an 8 sometimes an 8 1/2. Way too small. I think I would need an 9 1/2 if I were to keep these. The insole had some really bad wrinkles in the heel. Heavy boot but probably would be really good in the cold. Also, ordered the Shellista Pull-on. 8 1/2 fit much better and a lighter boot but should still be good in the cold.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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December 9, 2011

Trudie B

from Northeastern Wyoming

Boot has great style and I like the look, but the fit is miserable! I have very narrow (width) thin (from arch to instep) tiny feet and there was no room in this boot, perhaps only 3/4 of an inch of room from the arch of my foot to where the boot cuts across my instep. I couldn't even lace them up, and can't imagine anyone with a more delicate, fine-boned foot than mine. Sorry, but The North Face will need to go back to the drawing board on this boot.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rocky, Vasque, Bass

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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December 15, 2013

Sara

from CT

After reading all the reviews, I ordered this both 1/2 and a full size larger. The full size fit perfectly and allows for thicker socks. They arrived quickly, and athough the size I liked had an issue, customer service was able to send out another pair to me within 2 days. These are the warmest boots I've ever had. My feet are ALWAYS cold. We just received 8 inches of snow/ice and these boots kept my feet toasty warm. I highly recommend these!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Philly area

Wow, I should have paid closer attention to the other reviews here and other sites. These are really heavy, really rigid...more like hiking boots than general all-purpose snow boots. They are cute, though - just not what I wanted so they went back. Also seemed a little small - I think others' suggestions to order running shoe size is correct (I wear a 9.5 in regular shoes, 10.5 in running shoes, and the 10s were a little small.)

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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February 26, 2014

Patricia M

from Joliet, IL

We are having such a brutal winter, I was tired of having cold feet. These boots are the remedy. They are extremely warm, comfortable and offer excellent traction. So glad I found them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sorel, Columbia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 20, 2014

KT

from Denver/Silverthorne, CO

Lots of padding for warmth make the boot feel smaller than typical shoes. I may exchange for a whole size larger! Not sure yet? Rated at -45, I do not think a thick sock will be req. Arch support is far superior to old Bugaboots that fell apart after a few years of mountain/ slope wear. Boot is incredibly supportive offering confidence for my weak ankles on ice. For a boot rated at this temp., weight is of no consequence. My fave is the grooved rubber toe, excellent for digging into harder snow,soft ice, for grip. A very nice detail that will help me keep up with my 9yr old ski-climber, and my Alaskan Mr. Outdoor husband.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 18, 2014

Anonymous

 

I love these boots! I live in MA and have a very active dog who loves to be outside in all this snow we keep getting. I needed something warm and that had some traction so she wouldn't accidently pull me down when I stepped on ice. These were perfect! I had a nice pair of Columbia boots, but they were getting out and it was time for a new pair. I tried on and looked at many differently pairs, I LOVE these and would recommend them, they are just what I was looking for.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 27, 2014

Anonymous

from Windsor, Connecticut

The shoes are perfect for New England weather. The waterproof outside protects your feet from snow, and the boots themselves are stylish enough to pair with jeans. The boots were shipped quickly and it only took a few days to receive them. The fast shipping was really great because I was able to enjoy the boots in the snow faster than I expected.

Brands I'd also recommend: The North Face, Ugg Australia, L.L. Bean

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 19, 2014

Sandy N

 

These boots are comfortable and run about 1/2 size smaller. Really warm and dry.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 31, 2013

Nancy C

from River Falls, WI

I read all the reviews on on this item - both good and bad. I bit the bullet and hit the submit button. I haven't looked back. Love them. I finally have a pair of boots that keep my feet warm and dry in the winter and we seem to be having quite the winter with most of it being extremely cold. My feet are warm and toasty. One review said they were a little stiff they are but I still love them. I did order a 1/2 size larger and am very happy I did. It allows for thicker socks. I also found they are lighter than other boots I have bought in the past. That was an unexpected and wonderful surprise.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 27, 2012

Rivkah S

from Brooklyn, NY

Wow! I just got these. They were waiting for me when I got home from work. I took off my hat and coat, put down my bag and went straight for it. I do not want to take my new boots off ! They feel extremely sturdy yet cozy. The top part of the boot is stiff and the bottom part feels soft and warm on the inside, and flexible for walking. I can tell that these boots will help me stay very stable in icy harsh conditions and prevent me from falling. I have never tried on a pair of boots quite like these before, and I am absolutely thrilled with my selection. Internet shopping is scary sometimes, a real hit or miss, but I definitely lucked out this time. Thank you North Face and Zappos, you have made my day!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 8, 2013

Anonymous

 

Boots were surprisingly heavy and are very stiff. It reminds me of wearing my ski boots. Will definitely give ankle support and traction. Did not like the fact that the arch support came out, when I put it back in, it took a while for it to settle back into place and feel right. I wish the shearling went a bit farther down in the boot. Overall, the boots seem like they will be a good investment, just will take a few wearings to get used to.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 4, 2013

Anonymous

 

I typically where a 6 1/2, I bought a 7 and a 7 1/2 and they are still too small! I am going to try for an 8 and then I give up. The sizing is completely inaccurate!! If you are going to purchase keep this in mind!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Bergen County, NJ

These boots are warm and great for winter, but are not meant for walking to far (such as walking the dog). They are clunky. They run just a little big, and you might need high socks to keep them from rubbing in a certain spot where there is a seem. I am keeping them because I did not really see the problems right away and I wore them for a long walk. I can use them for shoveling snow.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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December 17, 2012

Mama H

from Germany

Amazingly warm boot! I wear an 8 1/2 athletic shoe. I ordered a 9 in the boot, but it was about 1/2 size too small. It looked large on my foot. It also felt like a ski boot with very little bending in the sole. Kind of felt like I was clunking around the house when trying them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sorel

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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February 5, 2015

Patricia M

from Chicago, IL

After winter of 2014 and -30 temps, I needed a boot that would keep my feet warm so I ordered these boots in February 2014, which are temp rated at -40 according to the North Face site. I don't believe Zappos rated them for that low, perhaps -30; but the point is that today the wind chill is -8 and my toes were so cold they were hurting for an hour after waiting for a train outside for 7 minutes. The boots are hard to get on and off, bulky, great on ice and snow, stay dry, but with heavy winter socks and these boots, it has taken me 2 hours for my toes to stop hurting. I've read wonderful reviews about these boots, but the pair I got do not meet expectations. I thought my toes would be warm, I am so disappointed.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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April 14, 2014

M L

from United States

I so wanted to love this boot, I wore it on several occasions this winter but it kills my toes. Warmth is great, fit is fine, but the toebox is so small that the bottom of my foot goes numb and is downright painful, especially with snowshoes. Unfortunately, I will have to get new boots this winter. They showed nearly no signs of wear, still totally waterproof. If you have a foot that fits the toebox, they are great, but if you have even slightly larger-than-normal (and I wear an eight, it's not like I'm Frankenstein) foot, these might be disappointing.

Brands I'd also recommend: Salomon, Ahnu

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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