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The North Face Bryn Reviews

35 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

28%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

36% "Felt a half size smaller than marked"

67% "Felt true to width"

86% "Moderate arch support"

34 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 2/8/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These are very nice looking and well made boots! I am in between size 7 and 7½, medium width. I usually wear 7 so I got 7, which is perfect (they are not tight at all with regular socks). The shaft is a little bit tight (my calf is about 15¼") so they are not the easiest thing to put on and off, but that is not really an issue. I was hoping the shaft is wider though. I measured it myself and the outer circumference where my calf hit is only about 15½". I can still tuck my jeans in (tightly) because of the elastic panel which expand a little bit. Since the shaft is slim-cut, my lower calf could only get down (force down) so far especially with jeans. My heels could not hit the bottom without creating a little wrinkled area along my ankles, which did not look great. I agree with the other reviewer that the ankle area could use more cushion or even more room. It did cause a little bit of pain on my inner ankle area when I first tried them on. I am not worrying about these problems too much though, because I think they can be fixed or improved by breaking in the boots and using heel cushions. I want to add a little height to the heels anyway. Although, the slim-cut design causes problems, I still love it because these boots made my calf look slimmer! I am very pleased with that! I have not worn them in the weather but I will. It looks like they will work well. Overall, I still like these boots very much even with the downsides, because if I could fix the problems then there is no problems. If you have wider calf than mine or wide ankles, you might need to reconsider buying these.

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1 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/28/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I'm a 7N but because of reviews I ordered the 8. The reviewers were right! Go a whole size up. The boots are beautiful BUT even the size 8 was a little too narrow in the ankle section, so it's quite difficult to put them on. I tried using thick socks but that didn't help. Second, they have a tendency to scrunch down around the ankle, which causes the zipper to rub against my ankle and they do not look flattering when crunched.

Additional 15 Bryn The North Face Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 30, 2011

Anonymous

from Salt Lake City, Utah

I love these boots. I had tried on a different North Face pair of boots in a store but settled on these. I normally wear a 9.5, but I decided on a 9 from trying on another pair. They are a little difficult to put on because of the heel cup, but once I got around that they fit perfectly.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 27, 2011

Farrah

from Hooksett, NH

I read the reviews before I purchased and ordered a pair one size bigger. It feels like its the right fit for me. So if you're planning on getting this pair, order a size bigger.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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September 13, 2011

Anonymous

 

I'm usually a 9 1/2 shoe and ordered these in 9 1/2, but they were tight. My cousin who is an 8 1/2 tried them on and they fit her perfect, so they run a little small. She absolutely loves them, she got an early birthday gift!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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  

November 7, 2011

Anonymous

from Alaska

I had read the previous reviews so I ordered these boots half a size larger and it was a good thing I did, they fit perfectly. I really like them although they aren't that warm, but I'm glad I got them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 31, 2011

Tammy S

from Brooklyn, New York

This shoe has a narrow ankle and a good width. It took me a while to put on and take off. I don't want to order an 8.5, because I'm afraid it will look too bulky. It has a good looking style though. I'm hoping they will stretch a bit.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 27, 2011

Anonymous

 

Seemed like a good quality boot but the sizing wasn't accurate and the style was not quite what I was looking for.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 19, 2012

Anonymous

 

This was a bit snug. I could get it on my foot, and it fit just right...but the ridge at the back of my heel was going to rub and make blisters fast. Back they go.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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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  

September 15, 2011

Susan B

from Grand Rapids, Michigan

Clever zipper. Boot is quite comfortable, but kind of looks like a moon boot/storm trooper. I think it's how the pieces come together at the toe. Not the classic look I was going for.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

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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June 2, 2012

Anonymous

 

These boots were incredibly comfortable right out of the box. I wore them for roughly 14 hours with no problems at all. I love the styling on them, and they fit perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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June 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Michigan

I am so excited about these boots! I read reviews on them for months and everyone kept saying order at least a half size up. Well I dont have tiny feet, on the healthier side of normal. I do admit to having thick calves, i am a size 16, so I thought for sure being a plus size, I should order a half size up. Well on the days my boots arrived, I tried them on- they did not disappoint. The calf slipped on with ease, they are extremely flexible, but the toe box was too wide, even imagining them with a sock. so if you DO have a normal to slim foot, just order the size you wear, they're awesome!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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May 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

Beautiful, excellent quality, easy on off, medium width calf, I'm keeping mine for sure!

Brands I'd also recommend: Franco Sarto, Patagonia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 18, 2012

Anonymous

 

I usually wear an 8.5 M, but based on the reviews, I felt I needed a 9M, which is perfect. These boots are very comfortable, and they have a lot of give, which is great for active, busy people who don't want to deal with a hard heel or a stiff construction. I love the energizing springiness in the toe box and the heel area. I love the look, feel and shaft height of these boots. The adornment is simple and stylish and does not scream out, as some other styles seem to do. The outsole is rugged, with deep textures that provide stability and confidence on a variety of surfaces. I did not want an outsole that has no texture or only a moderate level of texture. I like the minimal heel and the rounded toe box, as opposed to a pointy one. I can wear these all day without compromising comfort. I did not give them a full 5 stars because of the inconvenience of the half zipper, as opposed to a full-shaft zipper. You would not want to wear these boots during the screening process at the airport because they take too long to remove and put back on. I'll wear my full-zip boots to the airport. Otherwise, these are perfect for my daily wear. I intend for these to be my everyday boot, and my second pair arrived today.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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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Felt narrower than marked

 

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April 17, 2012

Amy

from The Colony,Texas

If you have a wide foot or a high arch these will not work for you. It was difficult to get my heel in, because of the strap at the bottom and because they do not zip up all the way. They are a great looking boot and comfortable. I am going to try them a 1/2 size bigger to see if they will fit any better.

Brands I'd also recommend: keen

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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April 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Kalamazoo MI

I wanted these boots more than anything when I saw someone else wearing them several months ago. I searched and searched online and found them at last. And they were the farthest thing from a let down! I adore them, so cute and go with EVERYTHING. Appropriate for work, for the grocery store, or out camping, you can't go wrong! I can't take them off, and now create my outfits around my boots! Love 'em! You will too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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March 13, 2013

J

from Flagstaff, AZ

This is a beautiful boot! I am so glad I listened to the reviews and ordered a half-size larger (I am usually a 6.5, but ordered a 7). The boot is pretty stiff and it was tough to get my foot past the ankle/heel section. Other than that, they are very comfortable and seem incredibly durable/well-made. I found the pictures and video to be very accurate.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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February 25, 2013

Anonymous

from Mobile, Alabama

I was looking for a boot to use for rainy trips requiring a great deal of walking and these proved to be great. I am a true 5.5 narrow and just cannot get a good fit in shoes (not available) and a 5.5 was fine. They were difficult to get off the first few times, but getting easier each time. My feet felt great, warm and dry. I wore them with both skinny and straight jeans tucked inside. I am really enjoying these boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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February 8, 2013

Lindy

from Knoxville, TN

These are the cutest, sexiest, most comfortable boots I've ever owned! The leather is top quality and they make your legs look really shapely- wish I had gotten the brown ones, too. I did put my own custom insole in these boots, as I have very high arches and the ones that came in them were not enough support for me. You'll love these boots! And kudos to Zappos for quick shipping, as always.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mephisto, Frye, UGG, Merrell, Palladium, Tretorn

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 23, 2013

Jess

from Eureka, California

Absolutely beautiful pair of boots. I live in the Pacific Northwest and have rain most days of the year and these shoes have kept my feet warm and dry so far. I ordered a size 8 and they fit true to size. Well constructed and can easily go from day to night with many outfits. My only dislike is the ankle area/cup, it rubbed both sides of my ankle until the boot was broken in thoroughly. I would recommend this boot to anyone with the need of a cute waterproof boot, I couldn't be happier, worth the cost for sure.

Brands I'd also recommend: merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 21, 2013

Sarah L

from Virginia

I love these boots. They are warm and functional while still being great looking! I would err on the side of caution though -- if you are between sizes, go up! They need plenty of room in the ankle to be comfortable and to wear thick socks!

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 2, 2012

Anonymous

 

These boots fit perfectly and are waterproof as described. I was pleased with the fashionable look combined with practical qualities of comfort and keeping you dry. They are great for city walking.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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December 2, 2012

Anonymous

 

These boots fit perfectly and are waterproof as described. I was pleased with the fashionable look combined with practical qualities of comfort and keeping you dry. They are great for city walking.

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

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 26, 2012

Meg

from Seattle, WA

I love these boots and I've been wearing them for a long time now. They're so comfortable I could walk all day in them. They go well with casual wear, they're warm and great for rainy weather. I can't live without these in Seattle, WA and I get lots of complements on them. I usually look for a slimmer calf size and these were a little big at the calf, but they still look fine even with leggings.

Brands I'd also recommend: Patagoina

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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September 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Minneapolis, MN

I typically wear a 7 to 7.5 and like my shoes snug, but not tight. Based on the reviews, I ordered an 8. It's a bit too big and a little clunky, so I would not order a full size larger, especially if you're in between sizes. Other than the sizing, I love this boot. It feels strong and sturdy. I'm just going to wear large socks with it and hope I get used to them. The color is awesome and I can't wait for snowy walks in these!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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December 13, 2012

Jacki L

 

These boots look great; however, they are not comfortable. I ordered a 7.5 (my usual size) and exchanged them for an 8. They are still too tight and hurt my big toe. I will be returning these and try another brand.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ugg, Merrel, Emu

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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November 27, 2012

Anonymous

from PA

The length of my foot is 10 1/4" and the height of my instep is 3. I ordered a 9 1/2 and it was too small. It took a lot of effort to get my foot in the boot because of my high instep and had to have on a thin pair of socks. I did order the Brianna in the same size and had no problem and it fits fine, even with heavier socks. I typically wear a 9 or 9 1/2. My calf is 13 1/2" around and I had no problem fitting my jeans in either boot and I was wearing boot cut jeans. I won't be ordering a larger size of the Bryn because I want more of a winter boot and this boot doesn't seem like it will be warm enough for our average 20* winter days. The Brianna seems like it will be warm. I just wish the Brianna had the same exterior material that the Bryn has (the Brianna is a suede). The Bryn is a nice fall or spring boot, very good looking and good craftsmanship. Like many other viewers, I would order a half or full size up.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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