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The North Face Ballard 6'' Reviews

34 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

91% "Felt true to size"

97% "Felt true to width"

56% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 14 Ballard 6'' The North Face Reviews

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January 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

Great boot. For the price you can't beat the styling and the features. Kept my feet warm and dry for a weekend camping.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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December 12, 2011

CP

 

A great take on the classic Danner style boot. The slightly orange laces look a lot better than other Danner style boots out there. Not only is it better looking than most out there, it also performs really well. It's incredibly comfortable and warm. They break in easily, almost instantly and are well made. I'm going to order them in black too. Highly recommended.

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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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 2, 2011

Walid s

from New York

I love these shoes so much. They are stylish and comfortable. Only one thing I thought, it's face it is longer then when I'm wearing it. I mean in the picture looks longer but once you wear it you will notice it is not that long. Other than this, it is great shoe. True color too.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 18, 2011

Anonymous

from Minneapolis, MN

I purchased these boots from Zappos for my son, who is a senior in high school, after not finding what we were looking for in stores. He is the BOMB with these boots on and hears "Hey, where did you get those kicks?" on a daily basis. They are head turners. Amazing style, comfortable, and well-made. We couldn't be happier with this purchase. My only small "issue" with this order was that Zappos has spoiled us in the past with free overnight shipping and that wasn't the case this time around. We needed the boots for senior pictures and were sweating it out when they didn't arrive the next day as with previous orders.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 27, 2011

Andrey

from Moscow, Russia

These boots are very well made and good looking. They are really water-proof. The leather looks like as it is nubuck, though not sure it is correct word. The boots are quite comfortable though I would prefer the width to be a bit narrower. There are not as warm as I expected, after an hour outdoors at 23 F (or -5 C) I felt my legs getting cold but to be honest I am pretty cold-blooded men. I usually wear 9,5 size, ordered these boots in 10,5 and I think I should take 11 size.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 21, 2012

Anonymous

from Atlanta, GA

Great shoes! Bought them for my picky 14 year old to wear on winter break to Beaver Creek and he really enjoyed them.

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  

February 23, 2012

Anonymous

from New York

These are great. More comfortable than I expected them to be. It hasn't snowed yet in NYC so I have yet to comment about how they'll fare then.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

February 21, 2012

Kim M

from Olympia, WA

My husband ordered these after some snowy days where he didn't have good shoes to walk 1.5 miles to work. He has worn these every day since he got them! He says they are very comfortable after breaking them in the first day. Good in snow and rain. He gives them a thumbs up!

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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1 person found this review helpful  

February 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago

Just got these and I love the look and feel. I walk about a mile to my office from the train station in Chicago and these are the perfect cold weather/snow boot. Comfortable, warm, waterproof. And they look great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 18, 2013

Jason

 

Ordered a half-size smaller than normal on a Sunday, arrived on Monday. They were too small so I shipped them back and got my normal size, arrived on Tuesday (awesome service as always). They may be a little tight in the toe box, but they need to be broken in still. I wore them around the block a couple times trying to break them in before the New England winter and I'm already seeing some wear on the edge of the heel so I'm going to keep my wearing them to only when there is snow on the ground. They look awesome, and they're absolutely silent when walking.

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  

September 22, 2011

Anonymous

from Traverse City, MI

Love these boots so far, they broke in after a few hours. Love the old school styling and I've been getting compliments from everyone including from the least expected people. I can't speak for the durability as I've only worn them 3 days but I can speak for Zappos service...the best, period.

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  

February 2, 2012

Josh

from Oklahoma City

They're okay. I'm disappointed with how fragile the leather is on the toe. I've had them for a month, wear them about 1 day a week around town, and there are already multiple large tears in the leather. It doesn't scuff like quality leather would, the surface actually rips, exposing the unfinished leather. To be honest, they're mediocre Danner ripoffs but for half the price they'll sell a lot of them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Danner

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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January 29, 2014

RT

from Flower Mound, Texas

True to size. Very comfortable. First time I tried it on it hurt a little above the ankle. But after about half a dozen times it was great and feel so much better...if you are looking for a well designed and great looking shoe...you can't go wrong with these from North Face.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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January 27, 2014

Amir V

from New York City

GREAT BOOTS. Worth your hard earned money, pretty affordable, durable, good looking & functional.

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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Moderate arch support

 

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January 15, 2014

Charles W

 

These are great fitting and comfortable boots. I have a pair of UGG hiking boots and these are every bit as comfortable. While these boots may be worn casually/street wear, they are certainly built to use on a hike. Highly recommend them.

Brands I'd also recommend: UGG

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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Excellent arch support

 

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December 28, 2013

Chet C

from MS

I live in MS and visit MT after walking in MT snow and my feet crunched through ice to waiting cold water in sneakers. I bought these! Waterproof and warm with a good toe box. They were good at -12 degrees! These do a great job! Wish there was a design with easy on and off.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen are good but no 12 1/2 size.

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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No arch support

 

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December 19, 2013

Chet C

from ..MS

I planned a trip to MT and this morning it is 6 degrees! These shoes are awesome! Feet warm...dry...and haven't slipped on the snow...all good things! I was out here a few years ago wearing sneakers...great until I stepped on ice and it broke through leaving my foot in water and my foot was soaked in icy water. When this happened the party was over. So I have been looking for a snow shoe...this is it! This shoe laughs at icy water and loves to be outdoors! This shoe also comes in 12 1/2 size which is nice because this is what I wear!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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December 8, 2013

Anonymous

from Vermont

These are by far the best boots that I have ever owned. After a few short hikes they break in and fit like a glove. I bought my first pair over a year ago. In that time I have worn them on numerous 10 mile hikes. I have not had a hot spot or blister on any of the hikes. They are great looking boots. Friends always ask where they can get a pair. They are disappointed when I tell them they have been discontinued. They fit me so perfectly and are so comfortable that I ordered five pairs to hopefully last me until North Face realizes these should still be produced. I apply a beeswax when they dry out to keep them in good shape. The North Face should continue producing these boots.

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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Moderate arch support

 

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December 2, 2013

Brad

from Missouri

So far these boots are outstanding. The fit is true and they are extremely comfortable. They are very light, (and I don't mean that in a negative way), and very well made. Based on the past three weeks that I have been wearing them, I will purchase again when needed.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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February 26, 2013

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA.

This is my 2nd pair, 1st pair is the 8" Ballard. Excellent boot no break in time, feels great. I bought the 2nd pair because I was afraid it would discontinue. Love these boots, you will not be disappointing. Will have to convince my wife to get me a 3rd pair. Zappos service is the BEST!

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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Excellent arch support

 

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February 10, 2013

Anonymous

from New York City

These boots are great. It's really hard to find comfortable shoes these days. In terms of comfort Clarks, vivo barefoots, Red Wings and now these shoes are on top of my list. Like some of the other reviews, these shoes are lighter than they look. They even grip better than my red wings.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Red Wings

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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Excellent arch support

 

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January 31, 2013

Anonymous

from Portland, OR

It took a couple of weeks for this boot to break in fully, but is now extremely comfortable. I use it for everyday wear in mild temperatures.

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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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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January 22, 2013

Franco D

from Pittsburgh, PA

I love these boots, I want the other 2 colors also. They are more comfortable than my shoes, the only downside to me is the white bottom gets a little dirty. But I have been wearing them to work which isn't what I bought them for.

Brands I'd also recommend: I'm a fan of under armour also

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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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January 11, 2013

Lawrence

from Springfield,Oregon

This is an amazing boot. Light and comfortable. I needed a boot that was waterproof and warm. I compared it to the Timberland and these boots have the same warmth but much lighter in weight. I will be buying another color later this year.

Brands I'd also recommend: Buy North Face snow slippers.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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December 26, 2012

M. M

from Chicago

A nice sturdy boot that is true to size. Getting a half size larger is good if you wear thicker socks. These boots were warm and had average grip in the snow. North Face advertises a special gripping sole for snow, but I really didn't notice it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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